Hector Rojas, AICP, Senior Planner
City of Pittsburg Planning Department
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California 94565
Fax: (925) 252-4814
Campus LLC, on behalf of the Making Waves Foundation, is requesting design review approval of plans to construct a new charter school campus on a site located at 420 E. 3rd Street (APN: 073-050-001). The campus would consist of seven, two-story buildings totaling just under 400,000 square feet and serve up to 2,000 students in grades K through 12. As part of the project, the applicant would voluntarily remove a contaminated berm located along the eastern edge of the site.
The applicant is also contemplating construction of a sports facility on several vacant parcels immediately north of the campus site (APNs: 073-010-002, 073-010-003, 073-010-004, 073-010-005, 073-010-08, 073-010-013). The sports facility site could include a soccer field, 400-meter track, a swim center, softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a main field house, ticket booth, and night-time lighting poles. The design of the sports facility has not been completed so it will be part of a separate use permit and design review application. However, the EIR for the campus will also consider the potential environmental impacts of the future sports facility.
On August 15, 2018, the City released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed project and on September 6, 2018, a Public Scoping Session was held to receive comments on the scope of the Draft EIR. Comments received by the City on the NOP were taken into account during the preparation of the Draft EIR.
The Draft EIR was made available for public review on November 13, 2018, and was distributed to local and State responsible and trustee agencies. The Draft EIR and an announcement of its availability were posted electronically on the City’s website, and hard copies were available for public review at the City’s Planning Division and Library.
The 50-day public comment period ended on January 2, 2018. The City held a meeting on the Draft EIR before the Planning Commission on December 11, 2018, to provide the public and commissioners an opportunity to comment on the adequacy of the information presented in the Draft EIR.
During the Draft EIR public review period, the City received six comment letters and a letter from the State Clearinghouse acknowledging compliance with its review requirements for draft environmental documents. The Final EIR, consisting of the Draft EIR and the Response to Comments Document (providing responses to comments and making minor revisions to the Draft EIR), was released for a 10-day public review period on February 7, 2019. The Response to Comments Document is available in the 'Documents' section below.
Planning Commission Public Hearing to Consider Approval of the Project
February 26, 2019, 7:00 PM
City Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565