Foster City Housing and Safety Elements Update EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Foster City
Document Title
Foster City Housing and Safety Elements Update EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Document Description
This Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental effects of the proposed Foster City Housing Element, and Safety Element (project). The project is being proposed by the City of Foster City to comply with California Government Code Sections 65580-65589.9, which requires local jurisdictions to update the Housing Element of their General Plan every eight years to adequately plan for the regional housing needs of residents of all income groups. The project includes: (1) adoption and implementation of the City's 6th Cycle Housing Element Update (2023-2031), including but not limited to the adoption and implementation of General Plan and and Zoning Amendments, to accommodate the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 1,896 new housing units within the city, and (2) adoption and implementation of updates to the City's Safety Element.

Contact Information

Thai-Chau Le
Agency Name
City of Foster City
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Hannah Chan Smyth
Agency Name
Urban Planning Partners Inc.
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Foster City
San Mateo
Cross Streets
Citywide - State Route 92/Foster City Boulevard
Union Pacific Railroad
San Carlos
Other Location Info
Foster City is in San Mateo County, midway between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the north and east, the cities of Belmont and Redwood City to the south, and the city of San Mateo to the west. There are individual sites within the full project location (citywide) included on the list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

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 Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Residential (Units 3199, Acres 12693.8)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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
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

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