Delta Bay Solar Canopy RV & Boat Storage Facility- County Fire CDLP22-02019

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024010363
Lead Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Delta Bay Solar Canopy RV & Boat Storage Facility- County Fire CDLP22-02019
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural
Document Description
The applicant is requesting approval of a land use permit for the purpose of constructing a solar-covered boat & recreational vehicle storage facility and commercial solar energy generating facility on the subject property. The proposed development is planned within a southerly 16-acre portion of a larger 38.5-acre parcel. The Project includes six covered parking canopies providing a total of 592 paved parking stalls for boats and recreational vehicles. The parking canopies would double as the support structure for ground-mounted solar panels comprising the proposed commercial solar energy generation land use. The aggregate area for the solar canopies/solar panel arrays is 349,494 square feet. The project would generate an estimated 10 Megawatts of clean energy per year which would be sold directly to residents and businesses in the County via either PG&E or the Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Feed-in-Tarriff program. The project would interconnect to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) pre-existing electrical distribution system via existing utility poles located within the Bixler Road right-of-way to export solar energy generated on site into the existing utility grid. The project also includes a proposed two-story building consisting of a 1,476 s.f. first floor office area, and a 1,381 s.f. managers apartment unit. The subject property is generally devoid of improvements; however, the project will require the demolition of the few buildings that do exist on site, including three barns and two small sheds located in the southwestern corner of the subject property. Additionally, 39 trees having a diameter of at least 6.5” (23 Oak, 7 Eucalyptus, 6 Ash, 2 Walnut, 1 Unspecified species) exist in this same general area and would need to be removed to accommodate the project. Thus, the project includes a request for a tree permit for the removal of these trees, as well as for construction activities encroaching within the dripline of 9 additional trees (8 Eucalyptus, 1 Oak) that are to be preserved on site. If the project is approved the construction phase of the project would entail approximately 6-7 months construction time for a small crew of ten or fewer persons. The developer must obtain building and/or grading permits to complete the project, which must include a construction debris recovery plan demonstrating compliance with CALGreen standards for recycling of construction materials. Additionally, a demolition permit must be obtained prior to the removal of existing structures. The demolition permit is also subject to compliance with CALGreen standards for recycling of construction debris. CALGREEN compliance will be verified by County Building Inspection Division staff prior to the issuance of building/demolition permits, and further review of post-project documentation (e.g. receipts from approved recycling facilities) will ensure that debris, whether from the demolition of existing buildings and from the construction of the proposed facility, has been disposed of appropriately. Following construction, access to the site would be computer controlled via gate keypads for both entering and exiting traffic. The site will be entirely fenced with 10’ tall, stone-accented steel fencing intended to completely screen the parked boats and RVs from public view. The Project is proposing to provide additional screening through the use of landscaping (including trellis and vine features) and stone-accented metal fencing. LED lights will be installed under parking canopies but will be projected downward, such that light does not trespass onto adjacent properties. Approximately 10-20 people are expected to visit the site daily depending on the season, with higher activity anticipated during summer months. The interior vehicular circulation is designed to meet the Fire Department turning radius requirements. The water and sewer demand for the Project are minimal and will be serviced by an on-site well and redundant septic systems. The Project will be designed to comply with all Contra Costa County Storm Water requirements and includes stormwater detention basins along the entire north and south boundary adjacent to the parking stalls. The project includes an exception request from collect and convey requirements specified in Chapter 914-2 of the County Subdivision Ordinance for each Land Use Permit approval. The exception request would allow the existing drainage pattern to remain, where collection and conveyance, without diversion and within an adequate storm drainage system, to an adequate natural watercourse having a definable bed and banks or to an existing adequate public storm drainage system which conveys the storm water to an adequate natural watercourse is required.

Contact Information

Name
Adrian Veliz
Agency Name
Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Byron
Counties
Contra Costa
Regions
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Bixler Road / Highway 4
Zip
94514
Total Acres
38.6
Parcel #
011-210-031
State Highways
4
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
none
Schools
See NOC pg 3
Waterways
Kellog Creek, Frisk Creek, INdian Slough

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Commercial (Agg area of parking canopy, spread over 16 acre area of work)(Sq. Ft. 349494, Acres 8, Employees 2)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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