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File #: 2017-4430   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 6/12/2017
Title: Alameda Marina Revised Project Description and Confirmation of Scope of Environmental Impact Report Analysis
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Revised Plans, 2. Exhibit 2 - Revised Notice of Preparation
Title

Alameda Marina Revised Project Description and Confirmation of Scope of Environmental Impact Report Analysis

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To: Honorable President and
Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Assistant Community Development Director

Re: Alameda Marina Revised Project Description and Confirmation of Scope of Environmental Impact Report Analysis

BACKGROUND

On November 14, 2016, the Planning Board held a scoping session for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Alameda Marina draft Master Plan. As part of the environmental review process, City staff circulated a notice of preparation (NOP) and project description to all responsible State agencies and the State Clearinghouse, notifying the agencies that the City was beginning work on an EIR for the project and inviting comments on the scope of that EIR.

On November 14, 2016, the Planning Board also established a Planning Board subcommittee comprised of Board members Koster, Mitchell, and Knox White to work with planning staff and the Alameda Marina project applicants (Bay West/Pacific Shops) to prepare a draft Master Plan for Planning Board and public consideration.

On April 10, 2017, the subcommittee presented its initial recommendations to the full Planning Board on the draft Master Plan for the Board's review and concurrence. After receiving concurrence on April 10th, the applicants began the process of revising their plans for the Alameda Marina site. The revised plans are attached as Exhibit 1.

DISCUSSION

The revised plans include a number of important changes to the plan for the redevelopment of the Alameda Marina. As the result of these changes, staff has determined that under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City must re-issue its 2016 NOP to notify the responsible agencies and other interested parties that the project description has changed.

Although the project...

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