Madrona Project


Located at the far northeast corner of Brea in Carbon Canyon, a project called Canyon Crest (now called Madrona) was the subject of a Planning Commission review and was approved in June 2008. That project called for 165 new single-family homes on this hillside site. The commission’s approval was subsequently appealed to the City Council in July 2008, and a hearing was initiated. However, after several public hearings concerning the appeal, the entire site was burned during the Freeway Complex Fire of November 15 - 19, 2008.

Subsequently, the City Council continued further consideration of the appeal, pending an analysis of the effects of the fire on the site’s environmental character. The landowner and a different land developer updated the land use applications for this project to incorporate the characteristics of the Madrona Plan and asked the City Council to resume hearings on the appeal of the Planning Commission actions. On June 3, 2014, the City Council denied the appeal request and approved the 162 home Madrona plan with conditions of approval. Available documents and archives of the meeting are provided in the links below.

Available Information

Documents that follow relate to the Madrona Development Project. Many of these are large files, even after modification for website viewing. Please be aware that some may require extra time to load in depending upon your computer's configuration and web service.

Approved Resolutions

City Council Resolution No. 2014-039

City Council Resolution No. 2014-040

Madrona Archived Staff Reports and Presentations

Unlike many technical reports or EIR documents, staff reports offer a summary approach for complex agenda items under review. Those related to the Madrona hearing will be collected here along with presentations prepared by various parties and used during the hearing process.

June 3, 2014 Staff Report

May 20, 2014 Staff Report

April 15, 2014 Documents Received

April 1, 2014 Documents Received

March 18, 2014 Staff Report; Appellant Conclusion*

March 4, 2014 Staff Report; Animation Overview; Appeal Rebuttal Slides*, Applicant Rebuttal Slides

February 4, 2014 Staff Report

January 21, 2014 Staff Report; Appeal Slide Show*; Applicant Slide Show

November 19, 2013 Staff Report; Project Overview Presentation

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Madrona Archived Public Hearing (City Council meetings)

As a convenience, the video recordings of prior City Council meetings in which Madrona (then known as Canyon Crest) was presented have been collected.

2012 Update of EIR 02-01

2012 Update to Environmental Impact Report (EIR) 02-01

Final 2012 Update of EIR 02--01 including the Response to Comments

Attachment 1 - Draft 2012 Update to EIR 02-01 & Technical Studies

Attachment 2 - Final EIR 2012 Update to EIR 02-01

Attachment 3 -Revised Project Description (dated October 15, 2013)

Attachment 4 - Development Review Submittal (dated October 15, 2013)

Attachment 5 - Architectural Review Submittal (dated July 29, 2013)

Attachment 6 - Revised Vesting Tentative Tract Map 15956 (dated October 29, 2013)

Canyon Crest EIR (Scroll to the bottom of the table)