Hollister Research Campus


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Hollister
Document Title
Hollister Research Campus
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Commercial Thoroughfare (CT) and Agriculture (A)
Document Description
The applicant is seeking an amendment to the City of Hollister’s Planning Area and Sphere of Influence boundaries, a City General Plan Amendment to Industrial-North Gateway Overlay and Industrial designations, and initiation of prezoning of the property to Industrial Business Park (IBP) and Light Industrial (M1). The boundary amendments and prezoning are initial steps toward annexation of the properties into the City of Hollister, development of land uses consistent with the requested zoning, and provision of municipal services to the site. The 230-acre project is located at the northern gateway to the City of Hollister, close to Hollister Municipal Airport. Future development of the property is planned for uses that would be consistent with this visible location along the State Highway. Within “Area 1” (south of SR 156), traveler-oriented uses including restaurants, gas station/convenience market, truck stop, and hotels are proposed. Within “Area 2” (the majority of the property north of SR 156), a public events center and a Research Campus is proposed. The Research Campus is envisioned as a facility to attract private sector auto/truck/motorcycle manufacturers, autonomous and controlled transportation technologies and research, independent concept design companies, trade schools and other associated multidisciplinary businesses focused on the automotive sector and automotive technology. Other specific uses in Area 2 could include light manufacturing/warehousing, a 2.5-mile test track, open testing area and private garage areas.

Contact Information

Eva Kelly
Agency Name
City of Hollister
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Intersection of SR-156 and San Felipe Road in unincorporated San Benito County
Total Acres
Parcel #
014-120-014; -055; -063, and -064
State Highways
Santa Ana Creek, Tequisquita Slough

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 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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Office, Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Test Track)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Prezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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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