Salinas Planning Commission - Public Hearing Notice for the Gateway Center Project
Contact:Tara Hullinger, Principal Planner at (831) 758-7206
The Salinas Planning Commission is scheduled to consider the Gateway Center Draft Specific Plan (SPEC 2010-001) and related Development Review applications (RZ 2010-002 and DA 2011-002) on October 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm in the City Council Chambers located at 200 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas. Please see the City Council Public Hearing Noticefor more information. On September 28, 2011, the Salinas Planning Commission recommended that the City Council approve SPEC 2010-001, RZ 2010-002 and DA 2011-002.
Notice of Intent to Adopt a MND/Request for Comments
July 28, 2011
Cloverfield Management, LLC has applied for the approval of a Specific Plan (SPEC 2010-001), Rezone (RZ 2011-002) and related Development Review Applications for the purpose of developing a commercial shopping center located at the northeast corner of San Juan Grade Road and E. Boronda Road (located on portions of Assessor Parcel Numbers 211-231-060 and 211-231-061). The Specific Plan would allow the development of a maximum of 207,500 square feet of commercial and retail land uses on approximately 17.49 acres and a detention/retention basin on approximately 2.74 acres. Under the proposal, the project site would be rezoned from New Urbanism Interim (NI) with a Specific Plan Overlay to Commercial Retail (CR) with a Specific Plan Overlay and Open Space (OS) with a Specific Plan Overlay. The project is located in the Future Growth Area (FGA) of the City.
The environmental impacts of this project have been analyzed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Based on the findings of the environmental document, the project as mitigated will have a less than significant impact on the environment and a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared. The potential environmental impacts of developing the FGA, including the project site, with uses identified in the General Plan were evaluated in two prior program environmental impact reports (EIR). The first was the 2002 City of Salinas General Plan Final EIR (GP EIR). The second was the 2007 Supplement for the Salinas General Plan Final Program EIR (SEIR). Where appropriate, the analysis of environmental effects of the proposed project included in the Initial Study references Section 15183 of the CEQA Guidelines, which addresses projects that are consistent with a community plan or zoning. In this context, the prior program EIRs were utilized as reference to address potential environmental impacts that are not peculiar to the project or its site.
Copies of the Notice of Intent to Approve a MND, the MND/Initial Study, Technical Studies and the Draft Specific Plan are available for public review on-line (see links below) and at the John Steinbeck Library, 350 Lincoln Avenue, the Cesar Chavez Library located at 615 William Road and the El Gabilan Library located at 1400 N. Main Street, the Salinas Permit Center (public counter) located at 65 West Alisal Street (first floor), and at the City of Salinas Community and Economic Development Department (second floor) located at 65 West Alisal Street, Salinas. Copies of the prior GP EIR and SEIR are also available on-line on the City’s website and at the City of Salinas Community and Economic Development Department address noted above.
The Salinas Planning Commission will review this project on September 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm in the Salinas City Council Chambers located at 200 Lincoln Avenue.
Two public review periods have been provided: In accordance with the time limits mandated by State law and concurrent with the Sate Clearinghouse review as provided in CEQA Guidelines section 15105(c), written comments on this Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study and Technical Appendices will be accepted during the 30-day public review period which begins on Monday, August 1, 2011 and ends on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Pursuant to Government Code Section 65352, written comments on the Draft Specific Plan will be accepted during the 45-day public review period which begins on Monday, August 1, 2011 and ends on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Comments can also be presented before or during the Planning Commission public hearing on September 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm at the Salinas City Council Chambers at 200 Lincoln Avenue. All written public and agency comments or questions should be directed to the City of Salinas Community Development and Economic Department, c/o Tara Hullinger, 65 West Alisal Street, Salinas, California 93901 at (831) 758-7407.
The Gateway Center Draft Specific Plan
Notice of Intent (NOI) to Approve a Mitigated Negative Declaration
MND and Initial Study