City of Palo Alto Emergency Water Supply and Storage Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
City of Palo Alto Emergency Water Supply and Storage Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Document Description
An Addendum to the adopted (March 5, 2007) EIR was prepared to address proposed modifications of the site improvements of El Camino Park. The project changes would not result in new or more severe significant impacts per CEQA Guidelines Section 15162(a)(1); there have been no changes in circumstances (15162(a)(2)); and there is no new information of substantial importance that would change the conclusions of the original analysis (15162(a)(3)). Pursuant to Section 15162, the proposed modifications are considered minor and have been determined to not create any additional impacts beyond those previously identified in the 2007 EIR. The primary aspect of the project that is different than originally analyzed is the proposal to restore the north playing field by using synthetic, rather than natural turf. Specifically, the project now proposes to replace the natural turf with synthetic turf for a new soccer and lacrosse field (' x '). For all intents and purposes, the synthetic turf field aesthetically and functionally would perform the same as a natural turf field. However City staff considered whether users of the synthetic turf field could be exposed to potentially hazardous materials, and whether runoff from the field could potentially impact water quality. For the proposed project, recycled tire products will not be used and only virgin material will be utilized. With this approach, the potential health concerns associated with the use of recycled tires would be eliminated. To further ensure the project does not have any health and safety impacts, performance measures will be implemented for the selection and installation of synthetic turf. Only turf products that meet the acceptable safety standards as discussed in the Addendum will be used for the project.

Contact Information

Clare Campbell
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 280, 82
Palo Alto Airport
San Francisquito Creek, Matadero Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Palo Alto
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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