Hollister General Plan Update 2040, Climate Action Plan, and Sphere of Influence Amendments and Annexations EIR


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Hollister
Document Title
Hollister General Plan Update 2040, Climate Action Plan, and Sphere of Influence Amendments and Annexations EIR
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
The City of Hollister will prepare an EIR for the Hollister General Plan Update 2040, Climate Action Plan, and Sphere of Influence Amendments and Annexations. Hollister’s existing General Plan was adopted in 2005, with a horizon year of 2023. Since the horizon year is approaching, the City is now updating its plan to extend the planning period to 2040. The Hollister General Plan Update will build off the current General Plan and provide a framework for land use, transportation, and conservation decisions through the year 2040. The proposed General Plan will direct future growth within the EIR Study Area and address the city’s vulnerability to environmental challenges such as earthquakes, wildland fires, and other hazards identified in the proposed Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and Climate Action Plan to be completed concurrently with the General Plan Update. The General Plan is intended to respond to local and regional housing needs, foster economic growth and local job creation, enhance civic identity and placemaking, and protect sensitive natural resources. The proposed Climate Action Plan (CAP) will identify strategies and measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by existing and potential future uses in Hollister. The General Plan Update could potentially lead to Sphere of Influence amendments and annexations that would accommodate future housing sites and limited commercial development.

Contact Information
Abraham Prado
City of Hollister
Lead/Public Agency
339 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023

Phone : (831) 646-4360


San Benito
Citywide Northern California
Cross Streets
State Routes 25 and 156
Parcel #
State Highways
State Routes 25 and 156
Union Pacific Hollister
Hollister Municipal Airport
Hollister School District, SBSD, NJUSD, SESD
San Benito River, Santa Ana Creek, unnamed tributary of Santa Ana Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (No specific development project; program level evaluation)
Local Action
General Plan Update Climate Action Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) 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 5 (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission 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, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) California Transportation Commission (CATC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
NOP_HollisterGPU_EIR_040921   PDF 884 K OPRSummaryForm_HollisterGPU_EIR_040921   PDF 108 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_NOP_HollisterGPU_EIR_040921   PDF 238 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021040277_CDFW Comment   PDF 406 K 2021040277_NAHC Comment   PDF 454 K

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