Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2040 McFarland General Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of McFarland
Document Title
Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the 2040 McFarland General Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
McFarland’s city limit encompasses an area of approximately 1,730 acres or 2.7 square miles. Land use within McFarland’s city limit includes residential, commercial, industrial, open space, public facilities, and vacant land. In the City's sphere of influence are predominantly agricultural uses.
Document Description
The proposed project is a comprehensive update of the City’s 1991 General Plan. California law requires cities and counties to adopt a General Plan to guide future development. The General Plan is the foundation upon which all land use decisions are to be based. The Draft McFarland General Plan accommodates new housing and jobs in anticipation of population growth in the County and the region through the year 2040. The General Plan includes the following elements: • Land Use • Circulation • Housing • Conservation • Open Space • Noise • Safety • Environmental Justice • Air Quality • Economic Development • Public Facilities & Service • Community Design • Health • Sustainable Agriculture

Contact Information

Maria Lara
Agency Name
City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Sherwood Avenue and Highway 99
Total Acres
11,760 acres
State Highways
Highway 99

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), 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 6 (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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (General Plan)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Land Use/Planning


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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