South City’s Civic Center Moves Forward; 45 Day Public Review in Progress

South San Francisco, CA    July 25, 2017

The proposed Civic Community Development will be located at El Camino Real at Chestnut Ave
Credit: City of SSF

‘Plans are moving forward for SSF’s Community Civic Campus (which will include a new library, community center, police headquarters, and other public facilities). The next public meeting on this project will be a public hearing at the Planning Commission, shceduled for Aug. 17 {33 Arroyo Drive, Council Chambers- more info}. The City just published a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the project, and we are now in the middle of a 45-day public review period for the SEIR.’ the SSF Economic and Development Department said. ‘It will be located at El Camino Real & Chestnut.’ {meeting info provided by Gregory Benavides}

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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
DRAFT SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT City of South San Francisco
SCH NUMBER: 2010072015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of South San Francisco (City), as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has completed a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) for the Community Civic Campus Project and the Draft SEIR is currently available for public review and comment.

Project Name: Community Civic Campus Project

Project Location: The project site is located in South San Francisco, south of the South San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Station and adjacent to Colma Creek. The project site is located in the El Camino Real/Chestnut Plan Area, approximately 2.6 miles northwest of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and approximately 8.3 miles south of downtown San Francisco. The overall project site is divided by El Camino Real (Highway 82) into two sites: east of El Camino Real (eastern) and west of El Camino Real (western). The eastern project site is bordered by El Camino Real and Chestnut Avenue. The western project site is bordered by Arroyo Drive and Camaritas Avenue.

Project Description: The project would include the development of a new Community Civic Campus and Library and Recreation Facility, a new South San Francisco Police Department headquarters, other City offices, and associated parking structure on the eastern project site. A new fire station would be constructed on the western project site, while the existing Municipal Services Building on the western project site would be demolished (partially or completely). To accommodate these uses, the City is also updating its El Camino Real/Chestnut Area Plan with minor changes to reflect the project. In particular, this involves the changing of the Public land use designation to El Camino Real Mixed Use North and revisions to the companion zoning to ensure consistency.

The project would require the following actions on the part of the City: (1) El Camino Real/Chestnut Avenue Area Plan land use map, guiding policies, and sub-area policies amendment; (2) zoning text and map amendment for minor revisions; (3) General Plan amendment for minor revisions; and (4) CEQA approval.

Environmental Effects Discussed in the Document: The City has prepared a Draft SEIR to address the specific environmental effects of the Community Civic Campus Project. The Draft SEIR consists of an analysis of the following environmental issue areas that may be impacted by the project: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise, Transportation and Traffic, and Utilities and Service Systems. The project site is listed in the hazardous waste regulatory databases searched for in the Phase I ESA. Details regarding hazardous materials impacts and mitigation measures to reduce impacts are discussed in the Draft SEIR. After mitigation, the project would have a less than significant impact on hazards and hazardous materials.

Document Availability: Copies of the Draft SEIR are available for public review at the following locations:

South San Francisco, Planning Division

City Hall, 315 Maple Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080 Attention: Tony Rozzi, AICP, Senior Planner

The SEIR is also available through the South San Francisco website at:

http://weblink.ssf.net/weblink/0/fol/341385/Row1.aspx

Public Review Period: The Draft SEIR is available for public review and comment pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15085, 15087 and 15372. The 45 day public review period for the Draft SEIR begins on July 12 and ends on August 28. Comments on the Draft EIR are to be submitted to the city in writing no later than 6:00 p.m., Monday August 28 to Tony Rozzi,City of South San Francisco Planning Division, City Hall, 315 Maple Avenue, South San Francisco CA 94080 or by email to Tony.Rozzi@ssf.net.

Contact Information: For further information regarding this Notice of Availability or the project, contact:

Tony Rozzi, AICP, Senior Planner

City of South San Francisco Planning Division City Hall, 315 Maple Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080 Tony.Rozzi@ssf.net
(510) 535-7050

 

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