North Coast Highway 101 Streetscape Improvement Project
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Roadway ROW/City of Encinitas GP Circulation Element roadway; no zoning
The project encompasses improvements to North Coast Highway 101 between La Costa Avenue and A Street including, but not limited to: increase walkability through expanded sidewalks, pedestrian facilities, and safe pedestrian crossings; increase the bicycle facilities available along the corridor with added and enhanced bike lanes and shared vehicle/bicycle lanes; preserve and restore the tree canopy by replacing trees posing a safety hazard with new trees, adding hundreds of new trees, and focusing on a native and drought-tolerant landscape palette; provide street beautification measures with enhanced pavement treatments, street furniture, and opportunities for public art; respect and enhance the community character along the corridor; construct appropriate traffic controls and traffic calming measures, such as roundabouts; implement road diet measures by decreasing travel lane number/width; reduce traffic speeds to 30 miles per hour; minimize cut-through traffic on North Coast Highway 101; implement measures to improve vehicular, bike, and pedestrian safety at side street intersections; provide additional parking spaces, including more efficient reverse angle on-street parking and parking at designated improved areas in NCTD right of way; provide for appropriately-located and accessibly-designated bus stops and bus pull-outs to maximize ridership; improve existing drainage and storm water quality by implementing low-impact design measures and sustainable green streets concepts including infiltration, biofilitration, and water storage areas; and Encourage greater business opportunities for shopping and entertainment and provide more gathering destinations for local residents. The EIR will be used in the city's consideration of discretionary actions, including approval of a general plan amendment, local coastal plan amendment, north 101 specific plan amendment, design review permit and coastal development permit.
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (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, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
General Plan Amendment, Specific Plan, Site Plan, Coastal Permit, Design Review, Other
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Emergency services
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