Land: Rocks Ranch - Highway Commercial.

For Sale
Asking Price:Call
Location: Highway 101 at San Juan Road, San Benito County
Property Type:: Land
Zoning:: AP (5 acre Minimum)
Project Description:: Mixed-Use Highway Commercial
Proposed Project:: Highway Servicing Retail and Multi-Family
Developable Area:: 7 Acres of Commercial and 9 Acres of Multi-Family
Project Potential: 180,000SF Retail and 150 Apartments
Total Area:: 57 Acres
San Benito County General Plan Update:
Comments:San Benito County approves the SBC General Plan Update 2035
Asking Price:             Negotiable
Property Type:          Vacant Land in San Benito County
Potential Project:     180,000SF Retail and 150 apartment units
·         Commercial Land:            7 +/- Acres
·         Mixed-Use Land:             9 +/- Acres
·         Undevelopable Land:     41 +/- Acres
·         Total Acres:                         57 +/- Acres
Highlights:  San Benito County  General Plan Update has identified property for development.  Best site for highway commercial site along Hwy 101 corridor from Gilroy to Salinas.  Substantial under-served local and regional market area.  Level site with excellent highway visibility.  Subject property is not in the Williamson Act.  Adjacent to the famous Red Barn Flea Market an 80,000SF air-conditioned barn with supported with over 1,500 parking space lot.  Certified EIR for new interchange.
Description:  Un-improved land of 57 gross acres,  zoned AP (5ac min).  County of San Benito General Plan Update 2035 has identified the subject property for a mixed-use, highway servicing commercial project as a preferred alternative.  Subject property is one of  the only preferred alternative sites on Hwy 101 for this high traffic corridor.
Location:  San Benito County at the border with Monterey County on Hwy 101, North of the proposed San Juan Interchange.  Located on the east-side of Hwy 101 north of the junction of San Juan Road and just north of the Red Barn Marketplace.  The property is strategically situated 44 miles south of Downtown San Jose, 15 miles north of Salinas and 31 miles northeast of  Carmel and the Monterey.
Entitlements: In March 2009 San Benito County began a 30-month process to update the existing the General Plan.   The remaining steps are: Preferred Alternative Selection and Refinement, Fiscal Impact Analysis, Draft General Plan, EIR, Public Review and Adoption.  Commercial Development application for the subject property has been filed. Within the Aromas Water Dist sphere of influence.  The SBCGPU - Update, Section 2: Vision and Guiding Principles section summarizes two important components of the 2035 General Plan. The first is the community’s vision for what San Benito County should be like in 25 years. The second is a series of guiding principles that represent the community’s core values and provide direction to achieve the vision. The vision and guiding principles provide the framework for the 2035 General Plan. In turn, all goals, policies, and implementation programs build upon, and are consistent with, both the vision and the guiding
SBGPU 2035: Preferred Policy Alternative: Commercial and Employment Growth.  “The Preferred Plan promotes more unincorporated commercial and employment growth than is anticipated in the AMBAG forecast.  The purpose of this is to attract regional serving commercial users at key highway interchanges and intersections along US 101, SR 156 and SR25; attract commercial uses in areas convenient for county residents, and attract agricultural serving commercial uses near productive farmland.” Approved by Board of Supervisors May 26, 2011.  Source: Summary of Board of Supervisors Direction on the Preferred Policy Alternative and Major Policy Considerations
SBGUP 2035: Notice of Preparation of EIR: San Benito County will hold two scoping meetings on: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for agencies and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the public. 
San Benito County will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the adoption and implementation of the 2035 San Benito County General Plan (2035 General Plan), which is a comprehensive update of the 2035 San Benito County General Plan. This Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a Program EIR has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The comprehensive update to the San Benito County General Plan (adopted in 1980, with updates through 1995) is proposed in order to establish and implement new goals and policies for regulating development and balancing population growth with infrastructure availability, agricultural preservation, and natural resource protection.  Additional information is available from the GPU managing consultant Mintier Harnish.
San Juan Road Interchange Project: Located in southern San Benito County and northern Monterey County, this project proposes to remove three major at-grade intersections (San Juan Road, Dunbarton Road and Cole Road) and replace them with a single interchange at San Juan Road and Route 101. Additionally, this project will convert a portion of US 101 within the project limits from expressway to freeway.  The EIR has been certified and the property acqusistion phase has commenced.  CALTRANS has contracted with Granite Construction for the construction of the Project commenced work December 2012 and to be completed Q4-2014/Q1-2015.  For more information go to:CALTRANS San Juan Interchange Status  The CALTRANS Traffic Count: 71,000 ADT (2009) and 2035 design capacity is 94,474 ADT.
News Release - CALTRANS April 27, 2012
$900 Million Allocated to Improve Transportation
updated: Apr 27, 2012, 11:15 AM
Source: Caltrans
SAN LUIS OBISPO - Continuing the push to rebuild California's infrastructure and spur job growth, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated more than $900 million to 61 transportation projects statewide.
"Proposition 1B continues to provide the vital funding we need for transportation projects that relieve traffic congestion and improve the quality of life for all Californians," said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. "Investing in our infrastructure is strengthening our economy at a time when we need it the most."
Approximately $800 million in funding was provided by Proposition 1B, a transportation bond approved by voters in 2006. The remaining allocations came from assorted state and federal transportation accounts. In total, about $12 billion in Proposition 1B funds have been distributed statewide.
Some of the notable local projects that received funding include:
• $30.8 million for the San Juan Road Interchange Project near Prunedale in Monterey County. Caltrans and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) are project sponsors.
San Benito County General Plan Update
CONSTRUCTION ON US 101 SAN JUAN ROAD INTERCHANGE BEGINS DECEMBER 3 Caltrans will begin construction of the new San Juan Road Interchange Project on Monday, December 3. The $91 million project will significantly reduce congestion and increase safety on the section of Highway 101 between Dunbarton Road in Monterey County and Cole Road in San Benito County by removing three major at-grade intersections (San Juan Road, Dunbarton Road and Cole Road) and replacing them with a single interchange near the Red Barn at San Juan Road and Route 101. “This section of the highway has been a choke point for too long,” says Lou Calcagno, Monterey County Supervisor for District 2. “This interchange will make it easier and safer for everyone traveling in the area.” More than 63,000 vehicles travel through the US 101/San Juan Road area every day – including agricultural trucks and visitors to the region. Eliminating the at-grade intersections and left turn conflicts in the corridor will convert the section of US 101 within the project limits from expressway to freeway. Caltrans awarded the $48.7 million construction contract for the US 101 San Juan Road Interchange Project to Granite Construction Company and MCM Construction, a joint venture, on September 27. The contract was approved on November 6. Construction is expected to be completed in 2014. An official groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Road Interchange Project, with project advocates and funding partners, will be held early next year.


Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Juan Bautista de Anza, Captain of the Royal Presidio at Tubac, Sonora, (now southern Arizona), set out on an important expedition in the fall of 1775. This journey had its meager beginnings in the Mexican towns of Culiacán and Horcasitas, where tradesmen and their families joined the company. Viewed in Colonial New Spain as an important colonizing effort, Anza provided military escort for more than 240 people and 1,000 head of livestock moving from Tubac to San Francisco, California. This was an expedition of more than 2,700 miles, with most of the company mounted on horseback and other pack animals. Anza is credited with opening an overland route from Sonora to the missions and settlements of Alta California, and recording valuable information on his exploration of the San Francisco Bay area as an excellent harbor for further Spanish use.
BLM in California manages 50 miles of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.


Anzar High School
2000 San Juan Highway, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Phone: (831) 623-7660
District: Aromas/San Juan Unified
Great Schools Rating: 7
Public school • Grades 8-12
422 students
20 students per teacher
(CA avg is 21)
Test Scores by grade -11th Grade
2012 All Years
California Standards Test (CST)
31% 31% 10%
Algebra I
 20% 20% 15%
Algebra II
39% 39% 34%
 16% 16% 38%
Earth Science
47% 47% 48%
English Language Arts
0% 0% 9%
37% 37% 49%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) 69% 69% 56% Physics  30% 30% 48% U.S. History  This school in 2012  Aromas/San Juan Unified average  California state average % scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards
Aromas School
365 Vega Street, Aromas, CA 95004
Phone: (831) 726-5100
District: Aromas/San Juan Unified
Great Schools Rating: 5
Public school • Grades K-8
478 students
21 students per teacher
(CA avg is 21)
San Juan School
100 Nyland Drive, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Phone: (831) 623-4538
District: Aromas/San Juan Unified
Great Schools Rating: 4
Public school • Grades K-8
391 students
22 students per teacher
(CA avg is 21)
2012 All Years
California Standards Test (CST)
47% 45% 58%
English Language Arts
60% 54% 64%
 This school in 2012
 Aromas/San Juan Unified average
 California state average
% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

Available PDFs
PDF Map: Cities of San Benito County
PDF RR Aerial Topo Map
PDF SBC GPU Preferred Policy alternatives
PDF SBCGPU - Vision & Guiding Principles
PDF 15 Minute Drive-Time Population - 75K+
PDF CALTRANS Fact Sheet 2010
PDF Notice of Inc Application GPA 08-37 & ZC 08-165
PDF Application for GP Amendment & Zoning Change
PDF CTC Approvals May 2011
PDF Notice of Preparation - SBGPU EIR
PDF Ordinance Amending GMO, PRGI and General Plan Amendments 9-21-2011
PDF SBGPU 2035 Housing Element
PDF SBGPU 2035 Land Use Element
PDF San Juan Road Interchange Drawings Page 2
PDF San Juan Grade Interchange Drawings Page 1
PDF For Sale - Highway Commercial
PDF For Sale - Rocks Ranch
PDF Board of Supervisors Direction on Preferred Policy Alternatives and Major Policy Considerations, May 2011

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