Strategy to Advance Flood Protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along San Francisco (SAFER) Bay Project, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, San Mateo County

Summary

SCH Number
2022040504
Lead Agency
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
Document Title
Strategy to Advance Flood Protection, Ecosystems and Recreation along San Francisco (SAFER) Bay Project, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, San Mateo County
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
open space, industrial/commercial and residential
Document Description
The overall purpose of the SAFER Bay Project is to protect people, property and infrastructure from current tidal flooding and projected sea level rise through engineered and natural features that enhance shoreline ecosystems and improve recreational opportunities. The specific objectives of the Project are: • Reduce the risk of current tidal flooding within the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park from San Francisco Bay waters, and provide protection from up to 3.5 feet of future Sea Level Rise (SLR); • Enable adaptation to our changing climate by using tidal marsh areas for flood protection in a way that sustains marsh habitat and facilitates marsh restoration associated with the South Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project (SBSPRP) and other restoration efforts; • Expand opportunities for recreation and community connectivity in collaboration with the Bay Trail Program and efforts to enhance local trails; • Minimize future maintenance requirements; and • Partner with agencies and organizations pursuing similar goals and objectives and with assets to be protected by the Project.

Contact Information

Name
Tess Byler
Agency Name
San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority
Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
East Palo Alto, Menlo Park
Counties
San Mateo
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
START: O'Conner Street and Bay Trail, East Palo Alto; END: Haven Ave. Menlo Park
Zip
94303
Total Acres
~650
Jobs
300
Parcel #
various, see NOP
State Highways
Hwy 84
Railways
Dumbaron Rail
Airports
Palo Alto
Schools
East Palo Alto Charter School,
Waterways
San Francisco Estuary, Atherton Channel and San Francisquito Creek
Other Location Info
Approximately 7 miles of shoreline in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, 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 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 Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Flood protection and marsh restoration)
Local Actions
Flood protection and restoration project
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, 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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