COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT (CSD)
The Leona Valley CSD was adopted and came into effect in 1993 and updated in 2012. The CSD sets out to protect the community’s unique appeal, including its rural agricultural character, the Significant Ecological Area, and the floodplain and hillside management areas within Leona Valley.
The Leona Valley CSD is proposed to be updated as part of this effort.
The Leona Valley Concept Draft is now available for public comment. A Concept Draft is intended to highlight and summarize the community’s intent for an updated CSD. The CSD ordinance language will be drafted based on the Concept Draft and the comments received.
A list of all AV CSDs documents, including the Concept Draft, can be found on the Documents and Reports page.
A list of all AV CSDs meetings and events can be found on the Meetings and Hearings page.
March 29, 2018: Working Meeting
- Agenda: Leona Valley
- Project Schedule Overview
- Communications Preferences Survey
- Preliminary Proposed Topics: Leona Valley
- Community Proposal: Leona Valley
June 2, 2018: Booth at Leona Valley Cherry Festival
Materials and project information developed prior to this project website may be found below:
October 29, 2008: Community Meeting
- 2008 Community Meeting Notice
- Preliminary Ridgeline Map (2008 Version)
- Revised Ridgeline Map (2008 Version)
September 27, 2010: Community Meeting
The Department held a second community meeting on the proposed revamp of the Leona Valley CSD at the Community Center. The proposal was revised based on feedback from the first community meeting in 2008. At the meeting, County staff explained the proposal, answer questions and hear comments from the public.
The community of Leona Valley is located in the southwestern portion of the Antelope Valley, adjacent to the National Forest, and is bounded by the City of Palmdale to the north and east. Community residents are concerned about urbanization of the area and wish to remain in an unincorporated rural community with a unique identity. Some portions of the community are partially developed with light agricultural uses and single-family homes on large lots. Other portions are largely undeveloped, are generally not served by existing infrastructure, contain environmental resources, such as Significant Ecological Areas and Hillside Management Areas, and are subject to safety constraints, such as the San Andreas Fault and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones.
A more detailed description of the Leona Valley community can be found in the Community-Specific Land Use Concepts chapter of the Antelope Valley Area Plan.