Panama Lane Shopping Center File No.: GPA/ZC 02-0193

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Bakersfield
Document Title
Panama Lane Shopping Center File No.: GPA/ZC 02-0193
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Low Density Residential (LR), Open Space-Park (OS-P), Mobile Home (MH), Regional Commercial (C-2)

Document Description
The project applicant, Panama 99/Properties LLC, and the applicant of a similar but larger proposed shopping center, Castle & Cooke Commercial, Inc., located 3.6 miles west of the proposed Panama Lane Shopping Center, applied in early 2002 for project approvals, associated Zone Changes and General Plan Amendments for each of their respective properties. The other project is known as the Gosford Village Shopping Center. Separate EIRs were prepared for each development project. The City certified both EIRs, approved the projects, and approved the associated General Plan Amendments and Zoning Changes to the applicants in February 2003. Construction commenced on both project sites soon thereafter. These approvals were challenged in litigation and ultimately, in Bakersfield Citizens for Local Control v. City of Bakersfield, the Fifth District Court of Appeal invalidated the 2002 EIR and the General Plan Amendment and Zone Change. In order to comply with the direction provided by the Court of Appeal, this document will evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed project, and will provide a full environmental analysis as if there were no construction on the site.

Contact Information
Jennie Eng
City of Bakersfield
Lead/Public Agency
1715 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 326-3733


Cross Streets
Panama Lane and SR 99
Total Acres
Parcel #
372-021-24, 71, 72, 73
State Highways
SR-99, SR-119
Sunset Railroad and UPRR
Kern Island Canal, Central Branch Kern Island Canal, Arvin Edison Canal and Farmers Canal
Other Location Info
Located east of the State Route 99, north of Panama Lane and south of Maurice Avenue. The project site is accessible from Colony Street, which interests at Panama Lane to the south and from Panama Lane.

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 434,063, Acres 37.52, Employees 848)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Population/Housing Public Services Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Social Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife Urban Decay
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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