10/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/18/2019 18:15
Notice of Availability of Partially Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report for
Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project, AP-10-717
BACKGROUND: The City prepared and released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project (proposed project) on October 10, 2018, for a 45-day public review period. The City received both oral and written comments on the Draft EIR during the review period. Based on the comments received regarding the 2018 Draft EIR, the City determined that recirculation of Chapter 4.12, pertaining to Transportation, Traffic, and Circulation, was necessary to comply with CEQA Guidelines Section 15088.5. This Partially Recirculated Draft EIR is being circulated for a 45-day review period, consistent with the time periods set forth in the CEQA Guidelines.
PROJECT LOCATION/DESCRIPTION: The proposed Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project (proposed project) is located just southwest of the municipal boundary of the City of Pittsburg, within the Southwest Hills planning subarea of the Pittsburg General Plan. The project includes approximately 606 acres. The project site is generally bounded by vacant rolling hills with Bailey Road just beyond to the east, the Concord City Limits and the closed Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) to the south and west, and existing residential development (San Marco and Vista Del Mar subdivisions) to the north and northeast with State Route (SR) 4 beyond.
SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: Chapter 4.12 of the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR identifies potentially significant environmental effects related to Transportation, Traffic, and Circulation, for which mitigation would be required as a result of the project development.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: Written public comments on the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR for the Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project will be accepted during a 45-day public review period, beginning on October 18, 2019 and continuing through December 2, 2019. Written comments may be mailed or faxed to the attention of Kristin Pollot, Planning Manager, at the address and fax number listed above, or comments may be sent via email to [email protected].
All comments must be received no later than 5:00 pm, on December 2, 2019.
AVAILABILITY OF THE PARTIALLY RECIRCULATED DRAFT EIR: Hard copies of the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR are available for review at the City of Pittsburg Planning Division, 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA, and the Pittsburg Library, 80 Power Avenue, Pittsburg, CA.
The Partially Recirculated Draft EIR may also be found online at: http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=945
Referenced material used in the preparation of the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR may be reviewed upon request to the Planning Division.