Del Norte High School Baseball and Softball Fields Lighting Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022020566
Lead Agency
Poway Unified School District
Document Title
Del Norte High School Baseball and Softball Fields Lighting Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
AR-1-1 (Agricultural-Residential) and RM-1-2 (Residential Multiple): Institutional and Public and Semi-Public Facilities
Document Description
The District proposes to add competitive sports lighting to the existing varsity baseball and softball fields (ballfields) at Del Norte High School. Sports lighting would consist of eight galvanized steel poles between 70 ft to 90 ft tall on the varsity baseball field and six 60-ft- and 70-ft-tall poles on the softball field, with LED luminaires mounted at various heights. The proposed sports lighting project would allow extended use of the ballfields into evening hours by both students and the general public. Both ballfields are currently being used by the students from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm for practices and games, with up to 35 participants during practices and 60 participants and 80 spectators for games. The proposed sports lighting project is not anticipated to change the number of practices and games but would extend the hours of use until 8:00 pm on weekdays for practices from February to June, and 9:00 pm on weekdays from August to December. Weekend use of the ballfields would not change from the existing conditions except for special occasions pursuant to the District’s facilities-use policy. The number of participants and spectators at any given day are not anticipated to change. The proposed project would require limited ground disturbance to install light poles. No structural demolition would be required.

Contact Information

Name
Rheia Alschabach
Agency Name
Poway Unified School District
Job Title
Assistant Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Regions
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Potomac Ridge Road and Nighthawk Lane
Zip
92127
Total Acres
62
Parcel #
678-23-040, -012
Schools
Del Sur Elementary School, Monterey Ridge Elementary School
Township
13S
Range
2W
Section
30
Base
SB
Other Location Info
The baseball and softball fields total approximately 4 acres of the 62-acre high school campus, and the proposed project would disturb about 150 SF to install 14 light poles.

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, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), 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 (Sports lighting for existing high school ballfields), Other (Sports lighting for existing high school ballfields)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems
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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