University Vista Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022020103
Lead Agency
City of Merced
Document Title
University Vista Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Grazing/Rural-Residential (R-R)/Agricultural-Residential (A-R)
Document Description
The University Vista project area is located within the City of Merced’s Sphere of Influence (SOI)/Specific Urban Development Plan (SUDP) and the City is proposing to annex the entire 291-acre project site into the City limits. With its proximity to UC Merced, the proposed project is envisioned as a mixed use community integrating market rate housing, affordable housing, student housing, retail, entertainment, hospitality, restaurant, office and research. The proposed project is also envisioned as a sustainable place to live as its compact form supports a walkable, bikeable and energy-efficient environment and encourages public transportation. Finally, the proposed project would provide an extensive system of preserves, open space, and parks.

Contact Information

Name
Kim Espinosa
Agency Name
City of Merced
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Merced
Counties
Merced
Regions
Citywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Lake Road/Bellevue Road
Total Acres
291
Parcel #
170-180-006-000
State Highways
State Routes 59, 99, 140
Schools
UC Merced

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (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 General Services (DGS), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 5576, Acres 291), Commercial (Sq. Ft. 1817000, Acres 291, Employees 6238)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, 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

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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