Kastner Athletic Field Lighting Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022080550
Lead Agency
Clovis Unified School District (CUSD)
Document Title
Kastner Athletic Field Lighting Project
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Received
Present Land Use
Public Facility - Public Middle School
Document Description
Clovis Unified School District is proposing to install lighting facilities at the Kastner Intermediate School campus in order to allow for existing campus activities to take place at later hours and improve visibility during low-light conditions. The project is located on approximately 5.0 acres at southwest corner of the Kastner Intermediate School campus, located at 7676 N. First Street, near the northeast corner of First Street and Alluvial Avenue in the City of Fresno. The site currently includes a grass-turfed athletic field used for football and other field sports, a rubberized running track plus other track-and-field facilities, aluminum bleacher seating areas, and areas landscaped with grass and trees. The facilities are currently utilized for physical education as well as extracurricular athletic activities and events, which occur on weekdays and Saturdays. Facilities included as part of the project consist of four 80-foot-tall poles with LED lighting equipment, which would be installed at four different points around the perimeter of the existing field (two on the east side of the field, and two on the west side of the field). Each pole would be equipped with ten total pieces of lighting equipment (two mounted at 15.5 feet, one mounted at 60 feet, and seven mounted at 80 feet). The project’s state-of-the-art lighting equipment is designed to be very focused and directional such that there is little or no light trespass beyond the school property. The District will operate the lights as needed to accommodate activities occurring on the site and will cease lighting operations as soon as possible. The use of the lighting will in no event extend past 10:00 pm, and in most instances, the activities will cease substantially before 10:00 pm. If approved, project construction and equipment installation activities are anticipated to occur in Fall 2022 for a period of two-to-three weeks, and operation of the lights would begin in late 2022.

Contact Information

Name
Daniel Brannick
Agency Name
Odell Planning & Research
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Name
Nick Mele
Agency Name
Clovis Unified School District
Job Title
Administrator, Facility Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
First Street and Alluvial Avenue
Zip
93720
Total Acres
5.0
Parcel #
Portions of 303-190-18T and 303-190-20T
State Highways
CA-41
Schools
Yes
Township
12S
Range
20E
Section
34
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Education, 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 Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), 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 Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Educational (Modification of athletic facilities at public school campus)
Local Actions
Public School Facilities Development
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, 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

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