PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE MISSION BOULEVARD AND RAMONA AVENUE BUSINESS PARK PROJECT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH 202101005)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 15, 2022, the City of Montclair, acting as the Lead Agency, is releasing a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Mission Boulevard and Ramona Avenue Business Park Project (Project). The Final EIR contains responses to comments on the Draft EIR, and any necessary errata to the Draft EIR.
The approximately 28-acre Project site is located at the northwest corner of Mission Boulevard and Ramona Avenue. The project would involve the demolition of existing on-site structures and the construction of an eight-building business park totaling approximately 513,295 square feet of flexible industrial space. Implementation of the project would require a General Plan Amendment, zone change, Tract Map, Precise Plan of Design, and other ministerial permits. Pursuant to Section 15087(c)(6) of the CEQA Guidelines, the Project site is not on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
The Initial Study and Draft EIR identified that the Project would result in no impact or a less than significant impact in the following environmental impact categories: aesthetics, agricultural and forestry resources, energy, hydrology and water quality, mineral resources, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation, and wildfire. With incorporation of mitigation measures identified in the Draft EIR, the potentially significant impacts of the Project in the following would be reduced below a level of significance: biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, noise, tribal cultural resources, and utilities and service systems. The Draft EIR identifies that the Project would have a significant and unavoidable impact in the following environmental impact categories: air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and land use and planning. No new or more severe impacts were identified during the Draft EIR public review period. Pursuant to Section 15087(c)(6) of the CEQA Guidelines, the Project site is not on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
The Final EIR and all documents incorporated by reference are available in electronic format on the City’s website at https://www.cityofmontclair.org/current-projects-in-montclair or in person at the following locations:
City of Montclair
Community Development Department
5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763
By appointment Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except during office closures)
Montclair Public Library
9955 Fremont Avenue
Montclair, CA 91763
During Library operating hours (check Library website for business hours).
The Montclair Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to consider recommending to the Montclair City Council certification the Final EIR and approval of the Project and its associated requested entitlements. The public hearing is scheduled for November 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at 5111 Benito Street, Montclair, CA 91763. The agenda for the hearing will also be posted on the City website (https://www.cityofmontclair.org/planning-commission-meetings/). Remote participation will be available via Zoom video/teleconference at the following: (Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95858571900 or Dial Number: 1-(669)-900-6833 Meeting ID: 95858571900.
A public hearing to be held by the Montclair City Council has not yet been scheduled. Once this hearing has been scheduled, a separate notice of public hearing will be publicly circulated consistent with all applicable public noticing requirements set forth by the City and in State law.
Si desea información en español acerca de esta propuesta, por favor comuníquese con Silvia Gutierrez en la ciudad de Montclair, al teléfono (909) 625-9435.