Airport Redevelopment Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Clearlake
Document Title
Airport Redevelopment Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Predominantly vacant, however portions of the project area, are used as a staging area and animal control operations.
Document Description
The Proposed Project would develop the 47.5-acre former airport site with healthcare facilities, multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, public open space in form of a park, plaza, and pedestrian routes on tree-lined streets, a cross-over to the future transit center at SR 53, and related parking on the new streets and adjacent parking lots. The Proposed Project would also include infrastructure improvements, including roads, utilities, sewer lines, water lines, storm water management, parking lots, streetlights, and landscaping. Active transportation improvements such as bus shelters/pullouts, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and multi-modal paths would also be provided. Water would be provided by the Highlands Water Company south of 18th Avenue and the Konocti County Water District north of 18th Avenue. Water may also be provided in part or whole by a new groundwater source developed by the City. Sewer service would be provided by the Lake County Sanitation District (LACOSAN). The Proposed Project would also include Design Standards to guide development and ensure aesthetic and functional consistency across the development area. Project phasing would be sequenced through and dependent on the City’s or future developer’s acquisition of adjacent properties as they become available. In order to develop the site, the Proposed Project would require a Zoning Map Amendment to add a Planned Development zoning overlay district to the site (ZMA 2024-01 Amendment) (see Figure 3, Proposed Zoning Map Amendment); a Planned Development approval (PD 2024-01); and the certification of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR 2024-01). The following uses are proposed as shown on Figures 4a-4c Proposed Site Plan (Overall, North, and South): ? Multi-family housing – Up to 250 new housing units ? Nonresidential Mixed Uses – Mix of hospital and medical offices (up to 140,000 square feet), retail, restaurants, bars, fast food drive-throughs: Up to 400,000 square feet ? Parking – 1,928 parking stalls ? Open space – 3.83 acres North-to-south mainline infrastructure would likely occur first within the main portion of the site to facilitate development of individual sites east and west of the central roadway. Following infrastructure installation, the project may be developed in any order; no phasing is proposed. Access to the Project site would be provided via Old Highway 53, the proposed 18th Avenue extension, and a new north/south road that bisects Airport Road and extends southward towards the junction of Old Highway 53 and SR 53. The Project would not take direct access from SR 53. Site Plan Clarifications/Exclusion Areas The site plan in Figures 4a-4c identifies a gas station, fast food, and other commercial development at south of the Proposed Project Site. This nearby property and potential commercial development is an independent, unrelated project, subject to its own CEQA review and not included as part of the Proposed Project or EIR. Nevertheless, the proposed structures for this nearby project have been shown to illustrate how it can fit into the overall Proposed Project. A small rectangular piece of land at the far south end of the site plan in Figure 4a and 4c will provide entry-way features, such as landscaping and signage for the Proposed Project and is part of this EIR and Proposed Project. Project Entitlements, Permits, and Approvals The principle discretionary permits and approvals for the Project would be granted by the City of Clearlake. The City will use information contained in the EIR during the decision-making process. Additional permits and approvals from other agencies may be necessary prior to the development of the Proposed Project. City of Clearlake The Proposed Project would require the following approvals from the City of Clearlake: • Planned Development approval (PD 2024-01) • Rezone approval (ZMA 2024-01) • Certification of Environmental Impact Report (EIR 2024-01) • Encroachment permits for work within City right of way • Building permit approval • Grading permit approval

Contact Information

Mark Roberts
Agency Name
City of Clearlake, CA
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
State Highway 53/Old Highway 53 and 18th Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Highway 53/29
Clearlake Creativity School/Obsidian Middle School
Waters of Clearlake/Mollsworth Creek; Cache Creek & Anderson Marsh

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 Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 1 (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 Natural Resources Agency, California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Units 233, Acres 6.23), Office (Medical Offices)(Sq. Ft. 67500, Acres 1.54, Employees 75), Commercial (Number of employee is To Be Determined. the 100 is estimation. )(Sq. Ft. 236570, Acres 5.43, Employees 100), Recreational (Open Space - Public Park/Plaza), Other (Hospital (70,000 SQFT - 1.6 acres))
Local Actions
Planned Unit Development, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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