Nilsen Lane Street Vacation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Eureka
Document Title
Nilsen Lane Street Vacation
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Z: One-Family Residential and Low Density Residential
Document Description
In 2006, the City of Eureka accepted a right-of-way dedication over Nilsen Lane, referenced as Parcel A on the Hobbs Parcel Map No. 1980, for "public street and utility purposes and all purposes incidental thereto." The dedication was irrevocably offered in 1981 by the residents of Nilsen Lane, but was not accepted by the City until 2006 when the parcel was needed for the Martin Slough Interceptor Project. That portion of the Martin Slough project has since been completed and the City has restored Nilsen Lane to pre-project condition or better. The applicants (the residents of Nilsen lane) have since requested the City vacate the street right-of-way because it is their understanding that the City does not intend to construct or maintain a "public street" over Parcel A. The proposed right-of-way vacation project is administration in the sense that it involves no construction, grading or otherwise environmentally disturbing activities. Nilsen Lane has been in place for 30+ years, so any potential impacts the roadway might have on the environment have likely been realized. Furthermore, the roadway will remain as-is, regardless of this project's outcome. Modifications to Nilsen Lane would likely be the result of a subsequent, unrelated project. The potential effects of the right-of-way vacation are discussed in this report and in the discussion below; however, the true environmental impact of the modification of Nilsen Lane or an extension of Fern Drive would be evaluated at the time a future development project is proposed.

Contact Information

Kristen M. Goetz
Agency Name
City of Eureka
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Campton Road and the end of Nilsen Lane
Parcel #
Grant ES

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Street Vacation)
Local Actions
Street Vacation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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