Greentree Specific Plan and Development

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June 26, 2019 at Ulatis Community Center

Outreach Presentation Notice

06-26-19 out reach

City Staff will be having an open presentation on the development process and

the environmental process, and the current status of the Green Tree development project.  

Presentation Materials:

06-26-19 Greentree Presentation_small slide

06-26-19 Greentree Presentation_large slide

Process Flowchart

Greentree Project Contacts Page


Greentree Review Process










Greentree Project Review Process Infographic May 2019

Greentree Common Questions










Greentree Common Question Infographic May 2019






Notice of Neighborhood Meeting

Revised Concept Site Plan

GT scoping open house_April

Materials shared at the Open House: 

Specific Plan and Design Components

Project Application Process

CEQA: Environmental Impact Report FAQ

CEQA: Environmental Impact Report Information

Comments Received during Notice Period and from the Open House

Greentree NOP Open House - Comment Cards  (this is a large file)

Pictures of Post-its on the Display Boards

NOP - Resident Emails

NOP - Agency Comments


The owner of the former Green Tree Golf Course and adjacent property are proposing re-use of the property.  They would like to propose a mixed use development that includes commercial, residential, and recreational uses.  Since the City’s General Plan designates the property as “Private Recreation,” a plan for nearly any redevelopment of the property would require a change to the City’s adopted plan.  Green Tree Properties has asked the City Council to initiate a change to the General Plan to accommodate a redevelopment.   The City Council  initiated the General Plan amendment on August 8, 2017, allowing the applicant to submit an application to amend the General Plan.  

The applicant has yet to submit a complete development proposal.  When they do, there will be a number of opportunities for public involvement prior to the project being heard by the City Council. 


Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about the Green Tree project.


Q.  Who owns the Green Tree Golf Course property?

A.  The properties are privately owned by the Syar Family.  Ownership is held under the names Green Tree Properties, Green Tree South, and Syar Family LLC.        

Q.  Why did the Green Tree Golf Course close, and will it reopen?

A.  After a number of years of struggling financially, the Green Tree Golf Course permanently closed in February 2016.  There are no plans to reopen the golf course. 

Q.  What is going to be built on the golf course property?

A.   This has yet to be determined.  The applicants can begin the process of submitting a proposed General Plan amendment and specific development proposal. These would need to be reviewed by the City following a very public process including several public hearings.

Q.  How long will the process take?

A.   There is no defined time line for the planning or construction process.  The planning phase will likely be a multi-year effort.

Q.   Will the public have any input on the plan?

A.    Definitely!  Creating the plan and development proposal will be subject to several public meetings, public hearings, and other participation opportunities.   

Q.  Has there been an environmental analysis done for the project?

A.  No, not yet.  When the applicant submits a development proposal, then the City will need to prepare an environmental analysis for the project.  This will need to analyze the potential impacts of the project on transportation, public utilities and services, drainage and flooding, aesthetics, biological and cultural resources, air quality, noise, and more.

Q.  My house is adjacent to the former golf course.  Will my needs be taken into account?

A.  Yes.  The applicant has met with neighbors on a number of occasions and is considering ways to respect those existing homes.  The City also is very interested in finding ways to respect the existing residents.  If the Council votes to allow planning to move forward, the City and applicant have committed to an extensive public involvement process to take these needs into account.

 Additional Information

Res. 2017-091 Initiating a General Plan Amendment for the Green Tree Project

Staff Report for August 8, 2017 City Council Merit Hearing


Applicant's presentation to City Council April 11, 2017

1990 Green Tree Park Policy Plan

Green Tree Golf Course Closure information

Green Tree Conceptual Site Plan 12-19-18 Draft

Green Tree Concept Plan Description 1-16-19 Draft

Feb 26 2019 City Council Meeting - Developer Presentation

Greentree Concept Plan March 23 2019 Draft

Green Tree Concept Plan Description 3 26 19 draft