Project Description

Green Heron Spring Residential Development

The Green Heron Spring Residential project includes a 30-unit condominium project located in Santa Barbara County. As a demonstration project in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Pilot Program, the project has been evaluated against the LEED program’s environmental standards and would achieve its highest Platinum rating. The Project has also by chosen by Southern California Edison as a showcase Sustainable Community.

Ms. Winecki provided entitlement strategy and policy support for the project, which required annexation of the property to the City of Carpinteria, enrollment in the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Program for pond habitat restoration and water reclamation, a Coastal Land Use Plan Amendment for the City of Carpinteria’s Local Coastal Program, and a follow-up coastal development permit. Ms. Winecki prepared application materials and facilitated WDR permitting requirements with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and coordinated closely with City of Carpinteria and Coastal Commission personnel to develop relevant environmental review documentation, and to prepare a Coastal Land Use Plan Amendment necessary to modify wetland and environmentally sensitive habitat use and setback standards to enable development of the site.

The WDR enrollment for the project was approved by the RWQCB in January 2006. The project’s coastal development permit and Coastal Land Use Plan Amendment were approved by the City of Carpinteria City Council in November 2007, and the Coastal Land Use Plan Amendment was then certified by the Coastal Commission in February 2009.

Project Details Green Heron Spring Residential Development
Client: Scott Ellinwood
Location: City of Carpinteria