Downtown Specific Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Ceres
Document Title
Downtown Specific Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Residential: Low, Medium & High Density; Office, Commercial: Neighborhood, Community, Highway; Schools; Community Facilities
Document Description
The City of Ceres has created the Downtown Specific Plan to address the development and re-development of the 121 acre area in the downtown area of Ceres. The Specific Plan would also require some amendments to the Ceres General Plan to make the two documents consistent. The adoption of proposed amendments to the General Plan would establish new land use designations and would ensure consistency between the Specific Plan and the Ceres General Plan. Additionally, a zoning ordinance amendment will be required to adopt a new Downtown Specific Plan Overlay Zone that will implement the development standards in the Specific Plan.

Contact Information

Bryan Briggs
Agency Name
City of Ceres
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
bounded by Whitmore Ave, 9th St, Park St, El Camino Ave
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 99
Modesto City-County
Ceres USD
Tuolumne River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Residential (Units 495), Office (Sq. Ft. 87,000), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 66,000), Other (Civic,44,000 sf; Cinema, 40,000sf)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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