Sun Valley Apartments Parking Lot

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Pleasant Hill
Document Title
Sun Valley Apartments Parking Lot
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Apartment Complex/Multiple-Family Residential High Density
Document Description
The applicant, is requesting approval for rear parking lot modifications for an existing 3.4 acre apartment complex site with 88 units. In 2006, the applicant backfilled material into Ellinwood Creek along the rear (or east side) of the property without prior approval. This creek is a side channel which diverges from Walnut Creek and reconnects to the main stem downstream from the project site. According to a biological study of non-native fill (gravel and asphalt content) was placed as far down as the water line. Samples taken adjacent to the creek bank indicate that up to 2-feet of fill was placed. Although it is unknown what the slope of the creek bank was prior to the grading activities, the finished sloped is approximately 1.75:1 to 2:1, which is similar to the opposite bank. The applicant currently would like to continue with other improvements on the property, including re-striping the parking lot. The site is developed with a 114 space parking lot which is proposed to be increases to 136 automobile parking spaces and 3 motorcycle parking spaces. When the previous grading activities occurred, an unknown number of trees were removed or pruned to accommodate the additional fill and construction equipment access to the creek.

Contact Information

Troy Fujimoto
Agency Name
City of Pleasant Hill
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Pleasant Hill
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Contra Costa Blvd, Ellinwood Dr, & Longbrook Way
Parcel #
State Highways
Buchanon Field
Multiple within City of Pleasnt Hill

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Increasing size of existing parking lot)
Local Actions
Architectural Rev.
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

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