Kingsburg Area Community Plan (GPA 20-001)

Summary

SCH Number
2021120339
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Kingsburg Area Community Plan (GPA 20-001)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
The existing Land Use for the community of Kingsburg UDB is designated Mixed-Use (MU). At this time, the community of Kingsburg UDB does not have a community plan; therefore, the Tulare County General Plan Update 2030 provides the framework for development. The Goals and Policies Report reinforce, amend , and expand policies with respect to development in the unincorporated area. The existing land use designations are: Mixed Use and Unclassified (Rights-of-Way). The existing zones are: A-1, AE-20, C-3, C-3-SR, M-1, M-1-SR. Andersen Village Specific Plan area
Document Description
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 2019-0884 on October 15, 2019, approving the General Plan Initiation No. GPI 19-004 to authorize a General Plan Amendment No. GPA 20-001 for the Kingsburg Area Community Plan, to update the Tulare County General Plan. The proposed Kingsburg Area Community Plan is identified within the City of Kingsburg sphere of influence and County of Tulare’s County Adopted City Urban Development Boundary (CACUDB) for Kingsburg located along the Tulare County/Fresno County line (that is, adjacent to and south of Kingsburg), generally north of Avenue 390, west of Road 20, and south of State Route 201. The Kingsburg Community Area Plan Update will become consistent with the approved Tulare County General Plan 2030 Update and includes the following primary goals and objectives: 1) Land Use and Environmental Planning - Promote development within the planning areas next to the Regional Highway 99 Corridor in order to implement the following General Plan goals: a) Update the affected Urban Development Boundary; b) Ensure the text and mapping of the Community Plan Land Use Designations and Zoning Reclassifications address various development matters, such as encouraging Agricultural Adaptive Reuse activities, recognizing Non-Conforming Use activities, and facilitating Ministerial Permit approvals; c) Encourage infill development within a County Adopted City Urban Development Boundary, thereby discouraging leapfrog development within Tulare County; d) Reduce development pressure on agriculturally-designated lands within the Valley Floor, thereby encouraging agricultural production; e) Reduce vehicle miles travelled throughout the County, thereby positively affecting air quality and greenhouse gas reduction; and f) Improve the circulation, transit and railroad transportation system within this community, including, but not limited to, laying the groundwork for the construction of key projects, such as Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, and Bike Lanes/Pedestrian Paths. 2) Improvements for a “disadvantaged community” - It is expected that the community planning area will be improved for the following reasons: a) Faster project processing resulting from an updated community plan, increasing employment opportunities that are more likely to be provided by the private sector as proposed project developments and permits can be approved as expeditiously as possible; b) Housing grant awards are more likely to be awarded based on updated community plans that are consistent with the policies of the recently adopted (August 2012) General Plan Update and Housing Element; and c) Enhanced infrastructure grant awards, thereby providing access to funding to install or upgrade road, water, wastewater, and storm water facilities. 3) Strengthening Relationship with TCAG - An important benefit of this community plan process will be the opportunity for RMA to strengthen the County’s relationship with the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) in that this community plan will help to facilitate the funding and implementation of several key transportation programs such as Safe Routes to Schools, Complete Streets, Bike/Pedestrian Projects, and major state Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) project. By pursuing these transportation programs through a heightened collaborative process, the likelihood of getting actual projects in the ground will be realized faster than historically achieved. In doing so, this community, and others, can become safer and healthier by providing a more efficient transportation network.

Contact Information

Name
Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Kingsburg
Counties
Fresno, Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Generally NW of Avenue 392 & Road 16
Zip
93257
Total Acres
286.4
Parcel #
various
State Highways
SR 99
Railways
UPRR
Airports
n/a
Schools
Lincoln Elementary School/Kingsburg HS
Waterways
Kings River and C.I.D. ditch
Township
16S
Range
22E
Section
25, 26
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Sections: 35 & 36

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, 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)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Community Plan)
Local Actions
Community Plan, Urban Development Boundary
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, 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

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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