Nilsen Lane Street Vacation

Summary

SCH Number
2012052047
Lead Agency
Eureka, City of (City of Eureka)
Document Title
Nilsen Lane Street Vacation
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

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
City of Eureka
531 K Street
Eureka, CA 95501

707 441 4160

Location

Coordinates
40°46.5'48.5"N 124°9'29.506"W
Cities
Eureka
Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
Campton Road and the end of Nilsen Lane
Zip
95501
Parcel #
Various
Schools
Grant ES
Township
5N
Range
1W
Section
34
Base
HB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation:Other (Street Vacation)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Street Vacation
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Recreation/Parks Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 1 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Resources Agency
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