Van Ness Avenue Water Transmission Grid Main

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Fresno
Document Title
Van Ness Avenue Water Transmission Grid Main
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Downtown Core; Downtown General; Downtown Neighborhood
Document Description
This Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (NOI) is to inform the public, and applicable agencies, that the City of Fresno (City) has prepared an Initial Study to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Project, and has concluded that the Project would not have a significant effect on the environment. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that a Mitigated Negative Declaration will be approved for this project. City staff have reviewed the Initial Study for the project, and based upon substantial evidence in the record, finds that the proposed project could not have a significant effect on the environment with implementation of mitigation measures. The Mitigated Negative Declaration and supporting Initial Study (IS/MND) can be viewed at the City's Development and Resource Management Office located at 2600 Fresno Street, Room 3065, Fresno CA 93721 or accessed online at The City invites written public comment on the IS/MND between February 4, 2022 and March 6, 2022. The 30-day review period for public agencies will start as soon as State Clearinghouse has provided confirmation that the IS/MND has been routed to all applicable agencies for review. The Project would include construction of approximately 0.55 miles of replacement water distribution mains within Van Ness Avenue between Divisadero Street and Merced Street in Downtown Fresno, California. The Project would also relocate all services to existing buildings that Front Van Ness Avenue that are currently served by water mains in the alleys between Van Ness and Fulton Street and between Van Ness and L Street. See Public Review Draft IS/MND for additional details.

Contact Information

Jesse Madsen
Agency Name
Consultant - Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Beth Field
Agency Name
Lead Agency - City of Fresno
Job Title
Professional Engineer, Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Van Ness Avenue and Divisadero Street to Van Ness Avenue and Merced Street
Total Acres
4.7 (maximum)
Parcel #
466-131-17 (multiple; see NOC attachment 1)
State Highways
41, 99, 180
Fresno Chandler Executive Airpor
Multiple; see NOC attachment 2
None (canals only)

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, 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 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 Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Other (Relocation of water transmission grid mains; 0.55 miles of pipe)
Local Actions
Site Plan
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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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