Spruce Street Drainage Improvement Project (ENV15-0010)

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015121103
Lead Agency
Escondido, City of (City of Escondido)
Document Title
Spruce Street Drainage Improvement Project (ENV15-0010)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The SSDIP includes drainage improvement activities to reduce standing water and sedimentation, and to allow increased flow along an approx. 1/2 mile section of earthen and concrete-lined drainage channel adjacent to Spruce Street. The proposed project would affect approx. 1.07 acres of jurisdictional water of the United States and state. of the 1.07 acres , 0.88 acre is within the earthen segment of the drainage channel. In order to off-set this impact, the project proposed mitigation in the form of on-site revegetation within the drainage channel, along with a 5-year monitoring and maintenance program to ensure the success of the revegetation area. Following a lengthy review of the City's required regulatory agency permits (i.e., 404 permit, 401 certification, and 1600 permit) it was recognized that one of the environmental permitting agencies would not accept the project's proposal for on-site mitigation without extensive revisions to the submitted permit material and preparation of additional reports, along without extensive revisions to the submitted permit materials and preparation of additional reports, along with obtaining a conservation easement over the subject revegetation area from the North County Transit District (NCTD). In order to stay within the timeline requirements of the various grants contributing to the funding of the project and to move forward with more certainty, an alternative mitigation measure to use existing off-site mitigation located within the City's Kit Carson Park has been supported by the agencies involved (RWQCB, Army Corps of Engineers, CDFW).

Contact Information
Jay Paul
City of Escondido
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

760-839-4537
jpaul@escondido.org

Location

Cities
Escondido
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
Valley Pkwy/ Grand Ave./ Spruce Street
Zip
92025
State Highways
I-15
Schools
Central ES
Waterways
Escondido Creek
Township
12S
Range
2W
Section
21

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Escondido
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
201 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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