Visalia General Plan Update and Climate Action Plan

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Summary

SCH Number
2010041078
Lead Agency
Visalia, City of (City of Visalia)
Document Title
Visalia General Plan Update and Climate Action Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
Visalia General Plan Update: This document is intended to replace the existing General Plan, which was adopted in 1991 and last updated in 1996, and other general Plan elements that were adopted generally before and after 1991. The General Plan is composed of goals, policies, a land use diagram, and other graphic figures and maps (e.g. open space systems, a transportation network, and public facilities) to guide future development within the City's boundaries, through the year 2030, full development under the General Plan Update is referred to as "buildout". Although the General Plan envisions policies and land of a site for a certain use docs not necessarily mean the site will be built or redeveloped with that use in the next 20 years. The Land Use Element of the General Plan provides a more detailed discussion and analysis of General Plan buildout. At buildout, the General Plan will accommodate a population of 207,900 persons, an increase of about 83,400 persons over the 2010 US Census population of 124,440. Over a 20 year period, this represents an annual growth rate of 2.6%. Also at buildout, the General Plan Update will accommodate approximately 76,100 housing units (an increase of 32,000 units) and 22.75 million square feet of non-residential floor area over existing conditions. The proposed General Plan includes the following elements: Land Use, Circulation, Open Space, Conservation, Noise, Safety, and Air Quality and Greenhouse Gasses (GHG). It also includes two optional elements that address local concerns: Historic Preservation and Parks, Schools, Community Facilities, and Utilities. The Housing Element was adopted in March 2010 as a separate volume and is not included in this update.

Contact Information
Paul Sheibel
City of Visalia
315 E. Acequia Avenue
Visalia, CA 93291

559-713-4359

Location

Coordinates
36°19'0"N 119°18'0"W
Cities
Visalia
Counties
Tulare
Total Acres
60889
State Highways
Hwy 198, 99, 63, 216
Railways
UPRR, SJVRR
Airports
Visalia Municipal
Schools
VUSD, College of the S
Waterways
St. Johns River, Mill Creek, Packwood Creek, Cameron

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Visalia City Council
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
City of Visalia Planning Dept., 315 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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