Yosemite & Gardner Annexation

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Merced
Document Title
Yosemite & Gardner Annexation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Agricultural land/agricultural Residential/Rural Residential Center

Document Description
The project includes a total of 70 acres with approximately 30 acres designated for The Crossings Mixed-Use Housing and Commercial development. The EIR will evaluate potential environmental effects associated with implementation of The Crossings Housing and Commercial component of the proposed project on a project level, consistent with Section 15161 of the CEQA Guidelines. The remaining 40-acre portion will be evaluated on a program level, consistent with Section 15168 of the CEQA Guidelines. In December 2016, as the Lead Agency, the City of Merced (City) issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Yosemite Avenue - Gardner Avenue to Hatch Road Annexation Project (proposed project). The City also held a public scoping meeting on December 15, 2016. See NOC for Full Details.

Contact Information
Julie Nelson
City of Merced
Lead/Public Agency
678 W 18th St
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-6967

Cliff Caton & John Heintz
Project Applicant


37°33'27"N 120°45'3"W
Cross Streets
Yosemite Ave, Gardner Road, Parsons Avenue, Hatch Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
060-570-009;-010; 011; -012; -013; -014; 060-570-056; -058; -058; -097; -098
Merced College, Merced HS, Chenowith ES
Bear Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 582) Commercial (Mixed Use)(Sq. Ft. 66000, Acres 14 +/-)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Site Plan Prezone Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
H__Projects '16_Yosemite & Gardner (University Village)_Environmental_NOP - Revised 2020_Yosemite and Gardner Annexation Revised NOP 050520   PDF 1961 K
H_Projects '16Yosemite & Gardner (University Village)EnvironmentalNOP - Revised 2020NOC _Env Submision to OPR   PDF 411 K
State Comments
2016121029_CDFW Comment   PDF 591 K 2016121029_Conservation Comment   PDF 349 K 2016121029_NAHC Comment   PDF 316 K

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