Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley Tree Removal

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley Tree Removal
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
church facility/R-6, Single family residential/single-family res, high density

Document Description
The proposed project is to remove 60 trees in three phases. The trees are located on a developed parcel in the Kensington area of unincorporated Contra Costa County. In the absence of any proposed development, the Zoning Administrator does not support the removal of all proposed trees. However, in considering the tree health conditions and potential of tree failure, the trees that may be removed are based on the risk that they are posing to existing physical improvements and the safety of the general public. The trees that are approved for removal are the ones that have a moderate or higher chance of failing due to the fact that they are either dead, or infected with disease/fungus, and pose a high safett risk as follows: 1) near existing electrical power lines located along the northwest portion of the property; 2) proximate to the children's playground area; 3) proximate to the existing trail; 4) proximate to the existing parking lot, driveways, and residential homes. Therefore, 25 trees that meet the above factores are approved for removal. The remainder trees which do not have the potential to pose any risk to physical improvements and risk to the general public, even though the potential for failure, are not approved for removal.

Contact Information
Joseph Lawlor
Contra Costa County
Lead/Public Agency
Department of Conservation and Development 30 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553

Phone : (925) 674-7205


37°55'04.8"N 122°16'58.3"W
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
1 Lawson Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
572-014-015, 505-302-016, -017, -018
State Highways
80, 123, 580
San Pablo Reservoir, Wildcat Creek, Jewel Lake
Other Location Info

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Zoning Administrator
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
30 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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