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Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs
Initial Study Area – 740 acres of prime farmland floodplain at the bottom of the Conejo Grade between Camarillo Springs and the Pleasant Valley Rd. exit and the 101 Freeway and the Conejo Mountain Cemetery.
~ 440 acres within the City Limits
~ 300 outside the City Limits but within the Camarillo Urban Restriction Boundary (CURB) established by (SOAR) Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources that would need to annexed into the City
~ 125 acres south of Howard Rd. both outside the City Limits and outside CURB boundary needed for bypass channel dredging path. Property owner has requested to be excluded from Initial Study and from Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
100 Year FEMA Floodplain Map – showing the City Limits and CURB boundaries.
Illustrating where 2 mile long, 300 ft. wide bypass channel is to be dredged along the Conejo Creek and around the sanitation facility. Though touted as natural open space, this will primarily be a flood control overflow to protect the 2,500 dwelling units and more than 100 acres of industrial development. The ongoing operation and maintenance of this area will be costly and constant, especially with the high water table and prime growing soils for vegetation to thrive.
The projected revised floodplain map, with the Project Area now surrounded on 3 sides by 2 significant creek floodpaths (Calleguas and Conejo)
. Calleguas drains all of the 118/Somis/Mission Oaks area and the Conejo Creek drains the length of Santa Rosa Valley. In addition, all of this flows directly to the Pt. Mugu Lagoon Estuary, the 3rd largest saltwater estuary in Southern California; home to a brown pelican nesting site, several endangered bird species and migratory stop-over for thousands more. Development runoff has been found to be a significant factor in damaging the health of estuary environments.
Recreational amenities would include a few parks, the flood control bypass channel and a couple of lakes – one surrounded by “million $$ homes on a lake” and the other by commercial development and a HOA community clubhouse area.
Traffic “Improvements” were initially limited to a berm along the freeway, Pleasant Valley interchange and median work, and a better bridge across Conejo Creek. A project update calls for a proposed eastbound only (101 South) freeway exit/entrance east of Pleasant Valley Road, near where the Growing Grounds Nursery now stands. Also perhaps, extensions of the on-off ramp lanes between Camarillo interchanges. Nothing is planned to improve the Camarillo Springs steep, short on-off ramps
…which approx 40% of the new residents (3000 people commuting to work up the Conejo Grade) would use.
And finally, the Project Plan.
Yellow areas – Single Family homes
Brown areas – 1,525 two and three story multi-family homes at 18 units per acre (along freeway and next to Conejo Creek)
Grey areas – 100 additional acres of industrial extended towards and staddling both sides of the Conejo Creek bypass channel next to the Camarillo Sanitation Facility
Tan areas – Commercial along freeway and around old Adohr Farm at Pancho and Pleasant Valley
Pink areas – Small retail at corner of 101 and Pleasant Valley Rd. No grocery stores planned. All residents would need to get in cars to shop/do errands.
~ 2,500 units X 2.64 people avg. per unit = 6,600 residents (approx. 10% increase in Camarillo population)
~ 41,000 average daily car trips added to Pleasant Valley/Santa Rosa Rd. area and the 101 freeway