Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes

Public Hearing Documents

Board Letter

Staff Report

Exhibit A: Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Public Hearing Draft CSD 04152021

Exhibit B: Resolution

Exhibits C through H: Maps, Notice of Exemption, Public Hearing Notice, Agency Comments, Concept Draft, and Public Correspondence

Supplemental Memo posted April 22, 2021

Exhibit H-S: Additional Public Comments posted April 22, 2021


Public Draft

A revised draft of the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes amended Community Standards District is available for public review and comment here: Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Community Standards District Public Draft 04.15.2021. Please leave feedback or comments on the community standards district draft using our comment form.

The Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes amended Community Standards District amended draft was initially released for public comment on March 24, 2021. Review the previous version here: Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Community Standards District Public Draft 03.23.2021.


COMMUNITY MEETING

A Community Open House Meeting was held on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 on Zoom to discuss the proposed revisions to the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Community Standards District in preparation for the upcoming Regional Planning Commission hearing on April 28, 2021. To view a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation, click here. The presentation was recorded and is available here:

Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Community Meeting – April 17, 2021

A list of all AV CSDs meetings and events can be found on the Meetings and Hearings page.


CONCEPT DRAFT

A Concept Draft is intended to highlight and summarize the community’s intent for an updated CSD. The CSD ordinance language was be drafted based on meetings with community representatives, the Concept Draft, and comments received. The Concept Draft can be reviewed here: Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes Concept Draft.

A list of all AV CSDs documents, including the Concept Draft, can be found on the Documents and Reports page.


COMMUNITY STANDARDS DISTRICT (CSD) BACKGROUND

The Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD was adopted and came into effect on July 30, 2009. The CSD sets out to enhance the quality of life in these communities by preserving and protecting their rural character and the beauty of their environmental setting. The CSD standards are intended to protect native vegetation, preserve the night sky, minimize the placement of urban infrastructure, and maintain low residential densities in both communities.

The full legal text of the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD can be found in Title 22 (Planning and Zoning) of the County Code. Community Standards Districts are listed in alphabetical order. Simply scroll down to the title of the CSD and click the link to jump to that page.

The Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes CSD is proposed to be updated as part of this effort.


PAST

November 7, 2018: Working Meeting

BACKGROUND

The communities of Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes are located in the southwestern portion of the Antelope Valley, northwest of Leona Valley, and are partially within the National Forest.  Some portions of the community are developed or partially developed with single-family homes, light agricultural uses, and a limited amount of commercial and industrial uses.  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.

For a more detailed description of the Elizabeth Lake and Lake Hughes communities can be found in the Community-Specific Land Use Concepts chapter of the Antelope Valley Area Plan.