County Seeks Public Input On Disney Ranch Expansion
Public comment on the larger mouseprint planned with the expansion of Disney's Golden Oak Ranch is being solicited by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.
County planners are preparing the initial study of The Disney/ABC Studios At The Ranch project, involving the Golden Oak Ranch properties at Placerita and the 14 freeway and are looking for comments and concerns to be included in the first Draft Environmental Impact Report.
Supporting documentation, including the Notice of Preparation is available at the Castaic, Valencia, Newhall and JoAnne Darcy Libraries as well as online here.
Commentary must be sent by Feburary 10, 2011 to: Ms. Christina Tran, County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, Impact Analysis Section, 320 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3225 or e-mailed to email@example.com. Written comments will be accepted by the County through February 10 at 6 p.m.
From the notification prepared by the county: “In order for the concerns of responsible and trustee agencies, adjacent jurisdictions, other public agencies, groups and individuals to be incorporated into the Draft EIR, we need to know their views, concerns and recommendations regarding the scope and content of the environmental information relevant to the proposed project. Responsible and trustee agencies must consider the EIR prepared by Los Angeles County when considering a subsequent permit or approval of the project.”
View the entire report here.
The project site is located at 19802 Placerita Canyon Road in the unincorporated Santa Clarita Valley; bordered on the west and north by State Route 14, with Placerita Canyon Road running through the southern portion of the Ranch in an east-west direction.
Currently, the property is a working movie ranch and includes agriculture and oil production. Along with several permanent structures, there are temporary film sets. The project intends to develop a studio uses and production facilities on the Westernmost portion of the ranch, including 12 sound stages, production offices, six mills, a warehouse, writers/producers bungalows, a commissary with amenities, an administration building, a central utility plant, an electrical substation, a 220-foot long bridge over Placerita Creek, drainage devices, on- and off-site parking on 11.72 acres within the proposed development area of approximately 56 acres of the 890-acre Golden Oak Ranch. Other plans are included in the complete document.