Yosemite Avenue-Gardner Avenue to Hatch Road Annexation Project
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Rural Residential, Church, Vacant
The Yosemite Avenue-Gardner Avenue to Hatch Road Annexation project (proposed project) proposes to annex approximately 68.6 acres currently within Merced County (County) into the City of Merced (City) and construction and operation of “The Crossings,” a mixed-use development component on an approximately 28.4-acre portion of the project site. The Crossings would consist of a 540-unit apartment village including a 13,700 square foot clubhouse and associated outdoor recreation space. The Crossings also includes five mixed-use buildings consisting of 66,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level and 45,000 square feet of residential space on the second level, totaling 30 additional units (12 apartments and 18 extended stay units) (Hochhauser Blatter 2020). The other approximately 40.2 acres of the project site are referred to as the Remainder Area. No development or change in the underlying land use designation of Rural Residential is proposed in the Remainder Area; this area is proposed to be zoned Urban Transition.
Residential (Mixed Use Project Proposed within annexation area)(Units 560, Acres 28.4), Commercial (Mixed use)(Sq. Ft. 66000, Acres 28.4, Employees 129)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding 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
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