Director Review and Approval No. 4461 and Initial Study No. 7197


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Director Review and Approval No. 4461 and Initial Study No. 7197
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Orchard/AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size)/Agricultural (County)

Document Description
Allow a religious facility with related facilities including expansion of the existing residence, new prayer building, entrance facility/memorial gate, secondary residence, assembly room, landscaping, wrought iron fencing, two classroom/meditation buildings, two fruit stands, two storage towers and parking facilities on a 20-acre parcel in the AE-20 (Exclusive Agricultural, 20-acre minimum parcel size) Zone District.

Contact Information
Chrissy Monfette
County of Fresno
Lead/Public Agency
2220 Tulare Street, Sixth Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Phone : (559) 600-4245

Luong Dinh dba Phap Duyen Tinh Xa Buddhist
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Located on Jensen Avenue between West Ave and Marks Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Fresno Chandler Downtown
Sunset Elem; West Park ES, WEB Dubois Acad; Edison HS; New
FID Irrigation Canals

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 2) Other (Religious Facility - ~30,000 sf)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)


Environmental Document
DRA 4461 IS 7197 Mitigated Negative Declaration   PDF 5961 K
noc 9109   PDF 1197 K
State Comments
2019059109 CalTrans_D6   PDF 272 K

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