Yosemite & Gardner Annexation

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Merced
Document Title
Yosemite & Gardner Annexation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
City of Merced
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Cliff Caton & John Heintz
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 582), Commercial (Mixed Use)(Sq. Ft. 66000, Acres 14 +/-)
Local Actions
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


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