The proposed Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project (proposed project) is located just southwest of the municipal boundary of the City of Pittsburg, within the Southwest Hills planning subarea of the Pittsburg General Plan. The project includes approximately 606 acres. The project site is generally bounded by vacant rolling hills with Bailey Road just beyond to the east, the Concord City Limits and the closed Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) to the south and west, and existing residential development (San Marco and Vista Del Mar subdivisions) to the north and northeast with State Route (SR) 4 beyond.
The proposed project includes a request for approval of the following components:
- Annexation of the site into the City of Pittsburg City Limits, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) service area and the sanitation district Delta Diablo (DDSD) service area;
- Reclassification of site from HPD (Hillside Planned Development) and OS (Open Space) prezoning districts, to RS-4-P (Single Family Residential, with 4,000 sf minimum lots sizes) and OS-P prezoning. The “P” added to each district signifies a Master Plan Overlay District which would be added to the base zoning district in order to provide project- and site-specific policies and development standards for implementation through future development applications;
- Approval of the Draft Faria/Southwest Hills Master Plan (Draft Master Plan). The purpose of the Draft Master Plan is to define the potential development of the 606-acre project site as part of the request for annexation and prezoning of the site. The Draft Master Plan includes a Master Plan Overlay District, a Land Use Map, development regulations, design review guidelines, and a definition of the proposed circulation system;
- Approval of a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to modify two goals and two policies relevant to the project site, remove an existing General Plan goal and seven policies related to development in the southwest hills, and change the existing General Plan land use patterns for the project site to match the proposed Faria SW Hills Master Plan Map; and
- Development Agreement.
For purposes of this CEQA analysis, the maximum future buildout for the proposed project is assumed to include 1,500 single-family units.
On March 9, 2017, the City released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed project and on April 4, 2017 a Public Scoping Session was held to receive comments on the scope of the Draft EIR.
On October 10, 2018, the City released a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Draft EIR. The Draft EIR describes the proposed project and its potential environmental effects. The NOA and Draft EIR can be downloaded from the 'Documents' section on this page. Hardcopies of the Draft EIR are also available at the City of Pittsburg Planning Division (65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg) and Pittsburg Library (80 Power Avenue, Pittsburg).
Written public comments on the Draft EIR for the Faria/Southwest Hills Annexation Project will be accepted during a 45-day public review period, beginning on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and continuing through Friday, November 30, 2018. Written comments may be mailed or faxed to the attention of Kristin Pollot, Planning Manager using the contact information listed at the top of this page.
Please Note: Staff has approved an extension of the comment period through November 30, 2018. All comments on the Draft EIR must be received no later than 5:00 pm, on November 30, 2018.
Meeting to Accept Public Comments on Draft EIR
November 15, 2018, 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Public Scoping Meeting
April 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
City Council Chambers
Kristin Pollot, AICP, Planning Manager
Tel: (925) 252-6941
Fax: (925) 252-4920
Address: 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, CA 94565