Fresno City College Softball Field Improvement Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State Center Community College District
Document Title
Fresno City College Softball Field Improvement Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Public Facility - College
Document Description
The project includes the construction and operation of new facilities at the site of the Fresno City College softball field, along with the removal of some existing facilities, and the extension of operational hours for softball events. Proposed improvements include new bleacher seating (200-person seating capacity), an announcer’s booth, in-ground dugout enclosures, a batting cage area, two pitching warm-up areas, backstop fencing (minimum 30-foot-tall netting style system), and field lighting (LED lighting mounted on six 60-foot-tall poles). The project would utilize the existing softball field’s outfield fencing, foul poles, and scoreboard. The project also includes construction of a field house (containing a team room, coach’s office, restrooms, snack bar, and storage areas), three ADA parking stalls, and concrete sidewalk areas. The project would operate year-round, with most activity occurring during the January-May collegiate softball season. The project is expected to host up to 20 games plus team practices during the softball season. The project may also be utilized for hosting occasional collegiate softball tournaments. Games and practices would be held on weekdays and weekends and would be scheduled for both daytime and evening hours.

Contact Information

Shannon Robertson
Agency Name
State Center Community College District
Job Title
District Director of Construction Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Daniel Brannick
Agency Name
Odell Planning & Research
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Scott Odell
Agency Name
Odell Planning & Research
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Cross Streets
College Avenue and Yale Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
444-163-34T, 444-163-35T
State Highways
CA-41, CA-180

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 Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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 General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Educational (Community College Campus Facilities)
Local Actions
Public Community College Facilities Development
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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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