Environmental Review

Adoption of the Downtown Specific Plan Update is subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  Accordingly, an environmental impact report (EIR) will be prepared to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the plan.  Provided below are key milestones and links to environmental documents pertinent to the Downtown Specific Plan Update.

The City prepared a Notice of Availability of the draft EIR announcing availability of the document. Comments received or postmarked by March 18, 2019 were accepted.

Additionally, public meetings at which comment was provided at the Downtown Specific Plan Task Force meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30pm and the Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7pm.

Please see below for links to the draft EIR, draft EIR appendices, and for reference the final EIR for the Bernal Property Phase II.

The City prepared a Final EIR in May of 2019 in accordance with CEQA which provides responses to comments on the Draft EIR. This document, combined with the Draft EIR (incorporated by reference) constitutes the Final EIR on the proposed Specific Plan.

Additionally, the City prepared Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) and CEQA Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations. The MMRP describes the procedures that will be used to implement the mitigation measures adopted in connection with the approval of the proposed Specific Plan and the methods of monitoring such actions. The Findings distinguish between impacts that are are less-than significant impact without mitigation, those that are less-than significant with mitigation, and significant and unavoidable significant impacts. The Statement of Overriding Considerations is to itemize the benefits of the proposed project despite the significant environmental impacts.

Please see below for links to the FEIR, MMRP, and Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations.

Lead Agency Contact Person:
Shweta Bonn, Senior Planner
City of Pleasanton, Community Development Department
P.O. Box 520, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Email: sbonn@cityofpleasantonca.gov | Phone: (925) 931-5611 | Fax: (925) 931-5483

Notice of preparation and public scoping meetings

In March 2018 the City published a Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and held two scoping meetings. Staff received written correspondence from six entities in response to the Notice of Preparation.