Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report for Alameda General Plan 2040

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Alameda
Document Title
Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report for Alameda General Plan 2040
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
General Plan Update
Document Description
Alameda General Plan 2040 is a statement of goals, objectives, policies and actions to guide and manage change to the physical, environmental, economic, and social conditions in Alameda, California. The General Plan has been prepared to comply with the requirements of California Government Code section 65300 which mandates that each city and county adopt a comprehensive, long-range, internally consistent plan for future development. Alameda General Plan 2040 is an update to the Alameda General Plan, which was last comprehensively updated in 1991. The update does not include an update to the Housing Element, which will be updated in 2022. The General Plan and the associated policies and actions in each element provide a policy framework to guide future decisions to achieve four overarching themes: 1) to promote a healthy, equitable and inclusive city, 2) to protect the environment, respond to the climate crisis and meet regional responsibilities, 3) to enhance mobility and accessibility, and 4) to preserve and enhance Alameda’s distinctive character. The Alameda General Plan 2040 includes the following elements: Land Use + City Design Element. The Land Use and City Design Element establishes goals, policies, and actions to ensure the orderly development of the community and provide a sustainable and high quality of life for current and future generations of Alameda residents. Conservation + Climate Action Element. The Conservation and Climate Action Element establishes the City’s goals, objectives, policies, and actions necessary to conserve and protect Alameda’s natural resources, reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions and energy use, and to prepare for and address the threats of climate change promulgated in the previously adopted 2019 Alameda Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), which aligns with State goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as established by AB 32 and subsequent executive orders from the Governor. Mobility Element. The Mobility Element establishes the City’s policies to improve access, provide climate-friendly transportation choices, and improve the safety of the transportation system. Open Space + Parks Element. The Open Space and Parks Element provides for a well-designed and maintained interconnected network of neighborhood and community parks, waterfront open spaces, recreational facilities, and natural habitat areas, which are essential to supporting the health and well-being of the community, sustaining and preserving the quality of the natural environment, sequestering greenhouse gases, and withstanding the impacts of climate change. Health + Safety Element. The Safety and Noise Element identifies the policies and strategies necessary to reduce the risk of death, injuries, property damage, environmental degradation, economic and social dislocation, and excessive and harmful noise from the natural and man-made hazards and noise sources in the City of Alameda. Housing Element. The Housing Element, which was adopted in 2014, is not being updated at this time; it will be updated in 2022, as required by State Housing Law. Additional documents relating to the proposed project are available for review by contacting the Alameda Planning, Building and Transportation Department. The Draft General Plan can be found at the City’s website for the project ( and additional elements and updates will be posted to the website from time-to-time as they become available.

Contact Information

Andrew Thomas
Agency Name
City of Alameda
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
City of Alameda

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (General Plan Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Transportation


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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