Costco Commercial Center Project, Fresno, California

Summary

SCH Number
2021100443
Lead Agency
City of Fresno
Document Title
Costco Commercial Center Project, Fresno, California
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
vacant, designated Community Commercial in the City of Fresno's General Plan
Document Description
The Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) proposes to construct the Costco Commercial Center (hereafter “project”), which comprises a new Costco facility (including loading docks and internal space to provide last-mile home delivery of big and bulky items) with an attached tire center and a detached gas station and drive-through car wash in the City of Fresno. As the lead agency, the City of Fresno will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project and is issuing this Notice of Preparation (NOP) per Section 15082 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. The purpose of this NOP is to provide agencies, interested parties, and organizations with sufficient information describing the project and the potential environmental effects to enable meaningful input related to the scope and content of information to be included in the EIR. The EIR will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the project on both a direct and cumulative basis and identify potentially feasible mitigation measures or alternatives that may lessen or avoid impacts. The City is requesting input from the public and responsible and trustee agencies on environmental issues associated with development of the project, as described in this NOP. Comments received during this public comment period will be used to focus the environmental analyses in the EIR.

Contact Information

Name
Jose Valenzuela, Planner III
Agency Name
City of Fresno Planning and Development Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
West Herndon Ave/North Riverside Blvd
Total Acres
22.4
Parcel #
503-02-012

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
Development Types
Commercial (Costco warehouse/fuel/car wash)(Sq. Ft. 240000, Acres 22.4, Employees 175)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Attachments

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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