The project would construct an eight to ten foot wide 690 foot long off-street multipurpose trail from the entry bridge to St. Vincent's on Calle Real to the existing trail at the intersection of Calle Real and Highway 154. The existing trail (approximately 1060 feet long) would be repaved and widened to 10 feet from the intersection of Calle Real and Highway 154 to the intersection of Verano Drive and La Colina Street. The total trail length of both segments would be approximately 1750 feet.
Technical studies prepared for the adjacent St. Vincent facility addressed environmental resources and hazards in the project area. The area has been recently disturbed by construction and some of the area is still planned for construction as part of the approved St. Vincent's project. According to the studies the area where the new and widened trail is proposed does not have any sensitive biological, archaeological, or other resources. There are trees nearby where migratory birds may nest but the applicant has proposed to construct the facility outside of the bird nesting season or do surveys to avoid nesting birds if construction would occur in the bird nesting season. This would ensure that the project would avoid any impacts on nesting birds. Therefore, the project is not expected to have a significant impact on the environment.