City of Barstow General Plan Update & Barstow International Gateway (BIG) Specific Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2024020501
Lead Agency
City of Barstow
Document Title
City of Barstow General Plan Update & Barstow International Gateway (BIG) Specific Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Document Description
The General Plan Update (GPU) will provide the long-term planning blueprint for the improvements needed to accommodate the City’s growing population over a 25-year planning horizon (2023 to 2048). The GPU includes a proposed annexation of unincorporated County lands immediately west of the City. The Project also includes the Barstow International Gateway (BIG) Specific Plan, and the various offsite improvements needed for its implementation. The BIG Specific Plan proposes an integrated rail facility and onsite transload warehouse center at the City’s western extent. BIG would allow for direct transfer of containers from ships at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to trains for transport through the Alameda Corridor onto the BNSF mainline to BIG. BIG proposes a transload warehouse center where the vast majority of the containers would be processed within an onsite “closed loop” operation between BNSF rail operations and transload warehouse users. The BIG Specific Plan would also establish site-specific zoning regulations and development standards for the Specific Plan area. The Project includes an update to the City of Barstow’s adopted 2015-2020 General Plan, as well as analysis of the BIG Specific Plan project.

Contact Information

Name
Genesis Crank
Agency Name
City of Barstow
Job Title
Planning and Community Development Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Barstow, Sphere of Influence
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Citywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Citywide & Sphere of Influence (SOI)
Zip
City/SOI
Total Acres
City/SOI
Jobs
13481
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
I-15, I-40,SR-247, SR-58, SR-395
Railways
BNSF
Airports
N/A
Schools
Barstow Unified School District, Charter Schools
Waterways
Mojave River, wetlands, riparian

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Residential (Units 6920, Acres 43908), Other (Non-Residential (14,054,400 sq ft))
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Specific Plan, Rezone, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.), Annexation
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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]

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