Eureka Waterfront Coastal Trail

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Eureka
Document Title
Eureka Waterfront Coastal Trail
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Z: Limited Industrial; Public; Coastal Dependent Industrial; and Natural Resources. LU: Core Coastal Dependent; Light Industrial; Core Retail Commercial; Public/Quasi-Public; Coastal-Dependent Industrial; General Industrial; Natural Resources
Document Description
The City of Eureka proposes to construct an approximately 1.38 mile multi-use trail along Waterfront Drive and Railroad Avenue from C Street at the north end to W. Del Norte Street at the south end (see Figures 1 and 2, Appendix A). The purpose of the Eureka Waterfront Coastal Trail is to enhance non-motorized/pedestrian connectivity, and increase public access to and along Eureka's Waterfront on Humboldt Bay. The project is intended to encourage an appreciation of the environment and historic uses of the area, increase opportunities for active living to improve public health, increase the safety of non-motorized transportation, and recover native habitat values where possible. In addition, the project seeks to initiate a transition of uses along the Waterfront Drive corridor and to improve safety and cleanliness of the area. The proposed alignment is an important piece in the statewide initiative to complete the CA Coastal Trail. The proposed Waterfront Trail and associated coastal access improvements are key elements in the Eureka General Plan. The proposed project includes surfacing/resurfacing the alignment for multi-use and ADA compliance, construction of trail heads, installation of interpretive signs, new crossings of roads and rails including cross walks and installation of crossing signage to increase public safety, lighting, fencing, drainage improvement, invasive plant removal and revegetation, and landscaping to buffer environmentally sensitive habitats (ESHA). The trail would be entirely within the rights-of-way of the City's Waterfront Drive and the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) railroad corridor that parallels Waterfront Drive, with two small exceptions that may require easements (APN#s 003062024 and 003072006).

Contact Information

Robert S. Wall
Agency Name
City of Eureka
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
C Street to Del Norte Street along Waterfront Drive/Railroad Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 101
North Western Pacific/NCRA
Eureka Municipal, Murray Field
Humboldt Bay, Clark Slough
Other Information
Section Cont.: 28

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Development Types
Transportation:Other (Multi-use recreational trail)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit, City Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, 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

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