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Posted on: August 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Draft EIR for Southeast Greenway Available

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) now available for Southeast Greenway General Plan Amendment and Rezoning Project

Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Southeast Greenway General Plan Amendment and Rezoning Project

The Southeast Greenway Area is comprised of 57-acres of land that follow a 1.9 mile long path from Farmers Lane and

Highway 12 to Spring Lake Regional Park located in southeast Santa Rosa. The proposed project constitutes a General Plan

and Zoning amendment to allow for future development of parks and recreation land uses including open space, school

facilities, community gathering space, neighborhood retail/commercial, and housing within the project site; no construction

is proposed. The proposed project includes a Land Use Concept that frames the type and scale of development on the

project site and a Circulation Concept that structures multi-modal paths, crossings, and connections throughout the project

site. The proposed policies that provide a framework for future development on the project area by 2035 are organized

into three categories; Public Service and Facility, Land Use, and Circulation. The maximum potential development under the

proposed project would consist of up to 244 housing units, up to 12,000 square feet of commercial space, and 47.2 acres of

open space.

The Draft EIR prepared for the project identifies less than significant effects in the following categories: Aesthetics, Geology

and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use and

Planning, Noise, Population and Housing, Public Services and Recreation, and Utilities and Service Systems. The Draft EIR

identifies potentially significant environmental effects that can be mitigated to a less than significant level in the following

categories: Biological Resources, and Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources. The Draft EIR identifies potential significant

effects that are significant and unavoidable in the following categories: Air Quality, and Transportation and Circulation.

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires this notice to disclose whether any listed hazardous materials sites

are present at the location. As discussed in Chapter 4.7, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, of the Draft EIR, the Southeast

Greenway Area does not contain hazardous waste sites. However, three locations adjacent to the Southeast Greenway Area

are included in a list prepared under Government Code Section 65962.5.

The 45-day public review period for the Draft EIR will start on Monday, August 21, 2017 and end on Wednesday, October 4,

2017. Copies of the Draft EIR will be on file for public review as of Monday, August 21, 2017 at Santa Rosa City Hall (100

Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404), in the Planning and Economic Development Department (Room 3) and the City

Manager’s Office (Room 10) and the Sonoma County Library (211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404), as well as the “Plan the

Southeast Greenway” website at Comments on the Draft EIR are due no later than the close

of the 45-day public review period at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Please submit your written comments to

the Planning and Economic Development Department (100 Santa Rosa Avenue Room 3, Santa Rosa, CA 95404) or email to

Jessica Jones at [email protected] with “Southeast Greenway EIR” as the subject.

A public hearing to receive comments on the adequacy of the Draft EIR will be held before the Planning Commission on

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at or after 4:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers (100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA


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