Sand Canyon Resort development is up to the Planning Commission
The City of Santa Clarita Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing Tuesday to continue its deliberations on the development of Sand Canyon Resort.
The proposed 75.5-acre development returns to the Planning Commission after three pre-hearings on the matter.
City staff plan to respond to public comments on the development’s draft environmental report, which details any potential impact on the area surrounding the proposed complex, during Tuesday’s hearing, according to a report from city staff. published Friday.
The city’s report includes responses to comments – of which the city received more than 200 – alleging the project’s inconsistency with the city’s general plan, the loss of open space, fire evacuation issues from forest, transportation issues, and concerns about potential future uses.
The proposed development includes a three-story, 177,000 square foot hotel with 250 hotel rooms; a 62,000 square foot building with restaurants, ballrooms, conference space, and a children’s center; A 25,000 square foot spa with a spa, gym, and salon; a three-story, 60,000-square-foot, 81-room inn with an outdoor wedding venue; a community of villas totaling 52 units and 87,000 square feet; and outdoor recreation, including walking trails, two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court, two pickleball courts, a nine-hole par 3 golf course, a dog park and a children’s playground.
The developer has also proposed development revisions, which are included in the city’s report, dealing with open spaces and emergency access to the site that aim to respond to comments made by the Planning Commission and the community.
A timeline in the city’s report indicates that the Planning Commission will make the decision to approve or reject the development at a currently undetermined time.
The public can join the meeting from the city’s website at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.