NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Pittsburg will conduct a public scoping meeting on:
DATE: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
TIME: 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: City Council Chamber at City Hall
65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, California 94565
Concerning the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for the following project:
FARIA/SOUTHWEST HILLS ANNEXATION, AP-10-717 (ANNEX).
This is a request by Louis Parsons, on behalf of Faria Land Investors, LLC., to annex approximately 606 acres into the City of Pittsburg for a future subdivision which could include up to 1,500 residential units. The project site is located within the Pittsburg General Plan’s Southwest Hills planning subarea and is generally bounded by vacant rolling hills with Bailey Road to the east, the former Concord Naval Weapons Station to the south and west, and the San Marco and Vista Del Mar Residential Subdivisions to the north and northeast. Assessor’s Parcel Nos.: 097-180-006, 097-200-002, 097-230-006, 097-240-002, and a portion of 097-190-002.
At this meeting, City staff will give a brief presentation of the EIR process and will take public comment on the proposed EIR. The purpose of the EIR is to provide information about potential significant physical environmental impacts of the project, to identify possible ways to minimize those impacts, and to describe and analyze possible alternatives to the project if potential significant impacts are identified. Preparation of an EIR does not indicate a decision by the City to approve or disapprove the project. However, prior to making any such decision, the City Council must review and consider the information contained in the EIR.
Comments on the scope of the proposed project and the associated EIR are welcome. Please submit written comments by 5:00 PM on April 7, 2017. Written comments should be sent to Hector Rojas, Senior Planner, at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, California 94565, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via fax at (925) 252-4814. Oral comments can also be provided during the public scoping meeting.
Questions concerning the environmental review of the project should be directed to Hector Rojas at (925) 252-4043; however, please note that comments on the Draft EIR cannot be accepted over the phone. To be considered during preparation of the EIR, comments must be received in writing by the deadline identified above.
For more background and information on the proposed project, please download the Faria/Southwest Hills EIR Notice of Preparation.