Allocation of HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) and Measure U funds and approval of a 100-bed rehousing shelter, including the erection of a 100' x 60' Sprung Structure and container restrooms/showers.
The characteristics of the Project are similar to the Temporary Winter Triage Center located at 1900 Railroad Drive, approved on October 24, 2017 (File ID 2017-01347) and the Lot P Triage Shelter approved for Ethan Way and Hurley Way on March 26, 2019 (File ID 2019-00399). As further detailed in the City Council reports for those approvals, these characteristics exempt the Meadowview Re-Housing Shelter project from environmental review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that the project would have no significant effect on the environment. (See File ID 2017-01347, pp. 4 through 7 and File ID 2019-00399, pp. 4 through 5.) Specifically, the Project is located on a disturbed site. Occupants will not access the site in personal vehicles and employees will be only approximately 50 people. The shelter will have limited hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) during which occupants may enter and exit the premises. As a result, the Project will not have significant impacts in the areas of transportation, emissions, energy, or noise. The site does not provide habitat for rare, endangered, or threatened species and therefore the Project will have no biological impacts. The Project will not have any effect on water quality or known cultural or historic resources. The Project will not result in exposure of persons to geologic or seismic hazards or have a significant effect on recreational resources. The site will be adequately served by existing City utilities, police, fire, and emergency services. Therefore, based on staff analysis, the Project has no potential to have a significant effect on the environment. Furthermore, the Project is exempt as an emergency project because it is necessary to mitigate the emergency homeless situation in the State of California and Sacramento.