The Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) for the Southeast Greenway General Plan Amendment and Rezoning Project is now available.
The Final EIR provides responses to comments received on the Draft EIR (Draft EIR) and the Revised Draft EIR for the Southeast Greenway General Plan Amendment and Rezoning Project.
Below are links to the Final EIR (which can also be found at www.planthegreenway.com):
Southeast Greenway Final EIR (full document, not including Appendix A - please see link below)
Southeast Greenway Final EIR Individual Sections:
The Southeast Greenway is a 57 acre area of undeveloped land, which was previously intended to be an extension of Highway 12. The property, which is currently owned by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), follows a 1.9-mile linear path from Farmers Lane/Highway 12 to Spring Lake Regional Park (see aerial map below).
For additional information please see below, or visit the project website at www.planthegreenway.com.
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The Southeast Greenway Community Partnership, including the City of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma County Regional Parks, Sonoma Land Trust, LandPaths, and the Southeast Greenway Campaign, have come together to plan for the acquisition of the 57 acres illustrated above.
The City Council initiated a General Plan Amendment and Rezoning in fall 2015 to designate land uses for the site, which, because it was intended for a future highway extension, currently does not have a General Plan land use designation or zoning district. As part of the planning process, two community workshops were held, one in August 2016 and one in October 2016, to understand residents’ land use preferences for the site.
The Planning Commission and City Council held a joint study session on November 1, 2016 to consider information from the workshops, along with draft guiding principles and three land use and circulation alternatives. From the feedback provided at that session, along with input from the community workshops, community survey, and Technical Advisory and Partnership Committees, a Preferred Alternative was been developed (illustrated below, or click the link to view a separate PDF document).
Southeast Greenway Project Information and Project Documents
To view all project documents (including the Existing Conditions, Opportunities and Constraints Report, and Community Workshop Summaries) and to learn out to get involved, please visit the Southeast Greenway project website at www.planthegreenway.com.
On August 21, 2017 the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released for public review. The Draft EIR analyzes the potential impacts of the proposed project, which includes proposed General Plan land use designations for the 57 acres, as well as implementing zoning districts, and proposed text amendments to the General Plan and Zoning Code that would support the community vision.
The 45-day public review period ended on October 4, 2017. Electronic copies of the Draft EIR can be found by clicking on the links below, or on the links provided on the project website (www.planthegreenway.com).
Below are links to the Draft EIR (which can also be found at www.planthegreenway.com):
Southeast Greenway Draft EIR (full document)
Southeast Greenway Draft EIR Individual Sections:
- 1.0 - Table of Contents
- 2.0 - Introduction
- 3.0 - Executive Summary
- 4.0 - Project Description
- 4.0 - Environmental Evaluation
- 4.1 - Aesthetics
- 4.2 - Air Quality
- 4.3 - Biological Resources
- 4.4 - Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources
- 4.5 - Geology and Soils
- 4.6 - Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- 4.7 - Hazards and Hazardous Materials
- 4.8 - Hydrology and Water Quality
- 4.9 - Land Use and Planning
- 4.10 - Noise
- 4.11 - Population and Housing
- 4.12 - Public Services and Recreation
- 4.13 - Transportation and Circulation
- 4.14 - Utilities and Service Systems
- 5.0 - Alternatives
- 6.0 - CEQA Mandated Assessment
- 7.0 - Organizations and Persons Consulted
Draft EIR Appendices
- Appendix A - Notice of Preparation and Scoping Comments
- Appendix B - Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emission Data
- Appendix C - Biological Resources Assessment
- Appendix D - Cultural Resources Data
- Appendix E - Phase 1 Environmental Assessment
- Appendix F - Noise Data
- Appendix G - Public Services Provider Data
- Appendix H - Traffic Impact Study
- Appendix I - Existing Conditions Report
Revised Draft EIR
During the initial Draft EIR public review period, which ended on October 4, 2017, the City received comments identifying concerns regarding the traffic analysis. Specifically, the Draft EIR provides analysis of the proposed project’s future traffic impacts assuming that the Farmers Lane extension is completed prior to completion of the Southeast Greenway area. Although the extension of Farmers Lane is a long-term project, because it is identified in the Santa Rosa General Plan as a future roadway, the EIR analysis must identify it and consider the project impacts as if the extension is complete. However, because of the long-term nature of the extension, the comments stated that review of the potential project impacts without the Farmers Lane extension must also be completed.
The additional traffic analysis was completed and a Revised Draft EIR was prepared, focusing on two sections, the Transportation and Circulation section and the Noise section. The revisions include new analysis of potential future impacts of the project without the Farmers Lane extension.
The Revised Draft EIR was circulated for a 45-day public review period, from January 28, 2019 and to March 13, 2019.
A link to the Revised Draft EIR is provided below, and is also on the project website (www.planthegreenway.com).
- Southeast Greenway Revised Draft EIR
- Revised Draft EIR Appendix 1 - 2017 & 2018 Traffic Data
- Revised Draft EIR Appendix 2 - 2017 & 2018 Noise Data
- Notice of Availability of a Limited Revised and Recirculated Draft EIR