August 13, 2007

Meetings to Finalize the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy

Notices were sent out recently for public hearings on the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy before the Planning Commission on August 23, 2007, and before the San Leandro City Council on September 4, 2007. The Planning Commission will decide whether to recommend certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report, adoption of the Downtown TOD Strategy and zoning and land use regulation changes to implement the TOD. The City Council will then vote on whether to accept the Planning Commission's recommendations.

The Planning Commission meeting will be held at 7:00pm on August 24, 2007, in the City Council Chambers at 835 E. 14th Street. The City Council meeting will be held at 7:00pm on September 4, 2007, in the City Council Chambers at 835 E. 14th Street.

The complete text of the notice of public hearings is included below:


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

NOTICE is hereby given that PUBLIC HEARlNGS will be held before the PLANNING COMMISSION and CITY COUNCIL of the City of San Leandro in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro, California, on Thursday, August 23, 2007 for the Planning Commission and Tuesday, September 4, 2007 for the City Council at 7:00 p.m. as follows:

MATTER OF CERTIFICATION OF THE PROPOSED FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FEIR) AND ADOPTION OF THE DOWNTOWN TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD) STRATEGY. MATTER OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTIES WITHIN THE DOWNTOWN TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT STUDY AREA GENERALLY WITHIN A 1/2 MILE RADIUS OF THE INTERSECTION OF EAST 14TH AND DAVIS STREETS FROM RS, RD, RM-1800, RM-2500, RM-3000,CN, CC, CD, NA-1, NA-2, P, PHD, IL, IP AND PS TO PROPOSED NEW DOWNTOWN AREA (DA) DISTRICTS: DA-1, DA-2, DA-3, DA-4, DA-5 AND DA-6. ALSO TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTIES WITHIN THE ½ MILE RADIUS TO S-OVERLAY, INCLUDING DA-1 (S), DA-4 (S), DA-5 (S), DA-6 (S), PS (S) AND OS (S); MATTER OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY OF SAN LEANDRO ZONING CODE: ARTICLE 6: COMMERCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL DISTRICTS; ARTICLE 16: DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; ARTICLE 17: OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS; ARTICLE 25: SITE PLAN APPROVAL.

The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the City Council on certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), adoption of the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy and related changes to the San Leandro Zoning Code and Zoning Maps that will introduce new land use regulations and design guidelines that will affect new development in the Downtown Area and will introduce Special Review Overlay Criteria for the development of certain properties within the ½ mile radius of the intersection of East 14th and Davis Streets.

The City Council will consider certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), adoption of the Downtown Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy and related changes to the San Leandro Zoning Code and Zoning Maps that will introduce new land use regulations and design guidelines that will affect new development in the Downtown Area and will introduce Special Review Overlay Criteria for the development of certain properties within the ½ mile radius of the intersection of East 14th and Davis Streets.

Specifically, the changes to the Zoning Code affect the Zoning Maps to create new "Downtown Area" zoning districts and other map changes that will adjust the zoning district boundary affecting the Residential Single-Family (RS), Residential Duplex (RD), Residential Multi-Family (RM), Commercial Neighborhood (CN), Commercial Community (CC), Commercial Downtown (CD), North Area-1 (NA-1), North Area-2 (NA-2), Professional Office (P), Professional High Density Office (PHD), Industrial Limited (IL) and Industrial General (IG) zoning districts within the Downtown TOD Development Strategy study area. Other map changes include establishment of a Special Review Overlay District on certain properties within the study area.

Environmental Status: A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was circulated for a 45-day public review period from June 5 to July 19, 2007 under the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), which responds to comments received on the EIR, was prepared. Copies of the DEIR and FEIR are available at Community Development Department in City Hall for public review.

Any interested party or agent may appear and be heard. Anyone instituting a legal challenge to the Public Hearing items noted above may be limited to addressing only those issues raised at the Public Hearings described in this Notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Leandro, Community Development Department, 835 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, at or prior to the Public Hearing.

For further information, contact Kathleen Livermore, Interim Planning Manager at (510) 577-3350, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

KATHLEEN LIVERMORE
Interim Planning Manager

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