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File #: 2013-74   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/25/2013
Title: Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Alameda Point Project. (Base Reuse)
Attachments: 1. 2013-09-25 3-A Presentation
Title

Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Alameda Point Project. (Base Reuse)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John A. Russo, City Manager

Re: Review and Comment on the Draft EIR for the Alameda Point Project

BACKGROUND

The City is preparing a comprehensive zoning ordinance amendment (Zoning Amendment) and associated General Plan Amendments, a Master Infrastructure Plan (MIP), and a Town Center and Waterfront Precise Plan (Town Center Plan) for Alameda Point (collectively, Alameda Point project).

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City has also prepared a draft environmental impact report (draft EIR), which was released for public review and comment on September 4, 2013. On January 28, 2013 and February 25, 2013, the City held two scoping sessions with the Planning Board to provide an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the scope of a draft EIR for the Alameda Point project. Written comments submitted to the City as part of the scoping process were reviewed by City staff and City's consultants (Environmental Science Associates (ESA)) as part of the preparation of the draft EIR.

The draft EIR, draft Zoning Amendment, MIP, and Conceptual Framework Options for the Town Center Plan can be found at the City's website at http://alamedaca.gov/alameda-point/current-draft-documents. Printed copies of the draft EIR are available for review at a number of locations around Alameda, including the City Clerk's office and the City's three libraries.

DISCUSSION

The draft EIR provides an evaluation of the potential environmental impacts that may be expected as the result of the redevelopment and reuse of Alameda Point pursuant to the draft zoning amendment, infrastructure plan (MIP), and Town Center Plan. The purpose of the evaluation is to inform the community, the Planning Board, and the City Council about the potential envir...

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