The project site consists of approximately 277 acres over 24 parcels in the County of San Diego. The Lead Agency was the County of San Diego Department of Planning and Land Use. The site was occupied by the historic-era Cottonwood Golf Club built in the 1960’s. Prior to this, the river channel/floodplain was mined for construction aggregates. The current project for mining operations will be a three-phase process over 10 years allowing golfing activities to remain for the first two phases. As mining extraction activities are completed by phase, the land and river channel will be restored and replanted with native vegetation, with some areas graded for future development.
As San Diego County CEQA Consultant for Historic Resources, PanGIS performed archival and background research, conducted an intensive pedestrian survey, carried out an eligibility evaluation and integrity assessment of the historic resources observed in the project area, and authored the DPR forms and technical report.
PanGIS staff evaluated the Cottonwood Golf Club and a single-family residence and its associated outbuildings at the project site that were potentially historically significant because of their age. The evaluation of the built environment resources was performed for eligibility for the California Register of Historical Resources (CRHR), San Diego County Local Register of Historic Resources (Local Register), and the County of San Diego Resource Protection Ordinance (RPO). The report was prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and follows the County of San Diego Guidelines for Determining Significance and Report Format and Content Guidelines. The results of the evaluation assisted the County in determining the direct construction impacts to resources.