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North Mission Viejo Could Become 40 Acres Bigger

The Mission Viejo City Council will on Jan. 21 consider approval of the 40-acre project, which would be on the east side of El Toro Road. It would allow for single-family homes and some open space.

The Mission Viejo City Council will consider on Jan. 21 annexing about 40 undeveloped, unincorporated acres along El Toro Road for single-family development and open space.

In December, the Planning and Transportation Commission recommended approval of the proposed annexation for the Standard Pacific Homes project. If the City Council approves the plan, the annexation will go before the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) for consideration.

The site is in an unincorporated area of the county along the east side of El Toro Road north of the SR-241 toll road. The land is south of the intersection of Live Oak Canyon Road and El Toro Road/Santiago Canyon Road. Glenn Ranch Road and Ridgeline Drive are south and north of the site, respectively. There is direct access to the Skyridge area from El Toro Road.

Standard Pacific Homes has filed planning applications with the city asking the city to establish land use designations and pre-annexation zoning. About 11.8 acres of land would be designated as open space. In addition, two parcels designated open space will have a so-called “estate residential overlay.” The remaining 28.5 acres would allow for future single-family homes; Standard Pacific wants to build 84 of them.

The City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center. 

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