General Plan Amendment/Development Code Text Amendment Application No. P22-02413 - RECIRCULATION
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMX), Corridor/Center Mixed-Use (CMX), Regional Mixed-Use (RMS), Commercial - Main Street (CMS), Commercial Regional (CR)
The City of Fresno (Applicant) proposes a Text Amendment and General Plan Amendment to increase the zoning density for the five (5) zone districts within the city of Fresno that allow mixed-use development (Project) in order to facilitate economically feasible and high-quality development called for in the Fresno General Plan along transit corridors, and to address the need for housing. Such zone districts include the Neighborhood Mixed-Use (NMX), Corridor/Center Mixed-Use (CMX), Regional Mixed-Use (RMX), Commercial-Main Street (CMS), and Commercial Regional (CR) zone districts and planned land use designations. The Project would (1) remove the maximum density for mixed-use zone districts; (2) modify the restriction that prohibits ground floor residential uses in mixed-use districts so that only corner properties along arterials with Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stops will have mandated commercial uses; and (3) revise Fresno Municipal Code (FMC) Section 15-4907 to allow ministerial approval of multi-family residential uses in mixed-use districts within the City’s Priority Areas for Development (areas identified on Figure IM-1 in the Fresno General Plan). The proposed development code text amendment will not revise other property development standards contained in the FMC. In other words, all height, parking, landscaping, fencing and setback requirements will remain unchanged. In addition, the project will remove the maximum residential density of the mixed-use districts in the General Plan to allow for general plan consistency.
This Initial Study/MND was originally circulated from July 6, 2022 to August 4, 2022 and is being recirculated pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15073.5 RECIRCULATION OF A NEGATIVE DELCARATION PRIOR TO ADOPTION. Since the Initial Study/MND was originally circulated, the lead agency identified new potential substantial evidence and information in the form of comment letters received during the initial public review period, leading to the further evaluation and clarification of information and impacts related to Air Quality, Hazards, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Utilities and Service Systems. As a result, these sections of the document were revised. It can be concluded that, based upon the new information and subsequent analysis, the Project’s impacts will continue to be less than significant with mitigation incorporated. Mitigation Measure AIR-2 has been revised and a new Hazards mitigation measures (MM-HAZ-1 and MM-HAZ-2) have been added. Revisions are indicated by red text within the document.
City of Fresno, Planning and Development Department
Approximately 5,736 parcels contained within the 5 zone districts that allow mixed-use development: Neighborhood Mixed Use (NMX), Corridor/Center Mixed-Use (CMX), Regional Mixed Use (RMX), Commercial - Main Street (CMS), Commercial - Regional (CR), totaling approximately 3,866 acres in the City and County of Fresno.
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Other (No development proposed)
General Plan Amendment, Development Code Text Amendment
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems
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