Pacific Grove Housing Element Update, Zoning Amendments, and General Plan Amendments

Summary

SCH Number
2024010897
Lead Agency
City of Pacific Grove
Document Title
Pacific Grove Housing Element Update, Zoning Amendments, and General Plan Amendments
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
The project area includes the entirety of Pacific Grove. The city is primarily developed, with parks, beaches, and scattered undeveloped parcels within the city. Portions of the city are in the Coastal Zone, portions of the city contain mapped Critical Habitat, and the city contains sensitive archaeological and historic resources. Figure 1 shows the regional location and Figure 2 shows an aerial image of the project area. There are 15 sites within the City of Pacific Grove that are included on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code 65962.5 (“Cortese list”), including 14 closed leaking underground storage tank sites listed on the State Water Resources Control Board GeoTracker database, and 1 Cleanup and Abatement Order enforcement action at the Former Grove Laundry site.
Document Description
The proposed project consists of the following components: 1) Housing Element update, which includes a program to rezone sites in the Commercial-Forest Hill, Commercial-Downtown, and some Unclassified districts; 2) Zoning Amendments to implement Housing Element Programs, including updates to the zoning map; and 3) associated General Plan Amendments. The draft Housing Element was submitted to the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) for the first round of HCD review on November 2, 2023, and is undergoing revisions to address HCD comments. The zoning amendments would include modifications to the Zoning Code to meet target densities as well as compliance with State housing laws as identified in the Housing Element. The Land Use Element would be updated for consistency with the Housing Element update and Zoning Amendments. The Health & Safety Element update would involve updated information, policies, and implementation measures consistent with the current requirements of state law. This includes additional details related to evacuation routes and emergency access.

Contact Information

Name
Alyssa Kroeger
Agency Name
City of Pacific Grove Community Development Department
Job Title
Housing Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Pacific Grove
Counties
Monterey
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Various
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
1
Schools
Various
Waterways
Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Housing Element update, Zoning and General Plan Amendments)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Rezone
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, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, 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]
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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