Fresno City College Softball Field Improvement Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2022010052
Lead Agency
California State Center Community College District
Document Title
Fresno City College Softball Field Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Public Facility - College
Document Description
The project site is located on the north side of the Fresno City College campus (addressed at 1101 E. University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741), south of Yale Avenue, east of College Avenue and west of the BNSF railroad tracks. The project encompasses approximately 2.0 acres within the campus in an area currently occupied by the college’s existing softball field and a portion of the grass-turfed area located immediately west of the softball field. The area surrounding the project site consists of other existing Fresno City College athletic facilities (gymnasium, swimming pools, tennis courts), single-family and multifamily residential development, green space, and railroad tracks. The project does not entail an expansion of the existing campus boundaries. The project would make substantial improvements to Fresno City College’s existing softball facilities for the purposes of addressing the long-standing facility inequities that exist in the women’s softball field and increasing the overall quality and student experience of those enrolled in courses at the facility and women’s softball program. The 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), windscreens (replacing existing windscreens on chain-link fencing), and field lighting. The project would utilize the existing softball field’s outfield fencing, foul poles, and scoreboard. Field lighting would consist of light fixtures mounted on six 60-foot-tall poles. The lighting fixtures would utilize state-of-the-art LED lighting designed and oriented to light the field and project areas adjacent to the field that need to be lighted with little or no spillover on non-project areas. The project also includes construction of a team building (measuring 1,756 square feet and containing a team room, coach’s office, restrooms, snack bar, and storage areas), three ADA parking stalls, and concrete sidewalk areas. The three ADA parking stalls would be accessed via an existing on-campus access road and existing driveways on the east side of College Avenue near Cambridge Avenue. 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. Operational hours would range from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The project would not increase the total number of games or overall number of tournaments that occur per year under existing conditions. Further, the project’s use would be limited to the FCC softball program; other unaffiliated uses are not entailed as part of the project. If approved, the project is anticipated to begin construction in late 2022 and be completed by fall/winter 2023, with the project beginning operation during the 2023-24 academic year.

Contact Information

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

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

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
College Avenue and Yale Avenue
Zip
93704
Total Acres
2.0
Parcel #
444-163-34T, 444-163-35T
State Highways
CA-41, CA-180
Railways
BNSF
Schools
Yes
Township
13S
Range
20E
Section
28
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Educational (Athletic facilities at community college campus)
Local Actions
Public Community College Facilities Development
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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