Published On: September 24th, 2013Categories: News

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is an informational document intended for use by the City of San Diego decision-makers and members of the general public in evaluating the potential environmental effects of the proposed Carroll Canyon Commercial Center project. Below you will find pdf links to the Draft EIR. Due to its large size, the document is broken into smaller sections. The deadline to submit comments is October 21, 2013. You may submit comments to the SRCA and they will be forwarded to the City. Please send comments to [email protected]

In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15161 and as determined by the City of San Diego, the document constitutes a “Project EIR” and has been focused “primarily on the changes in the environment that would result from the development project.” The Carroll Canyon Commercial Center project proposes redevelopment of an existing office complex with a commercial development that would include a mix of retail shops, financial institution(s), sit-down restaurant(s), and fast-service restaurant(s). The existing vacant 76,241 square feet of office buildings and associated facilities would be demolished and replaced with approximately 144,621 square feet of commercial retail space. (For a full description of the proposed project, please see Section 3.0, Project Description.)

The project requires discretionary approvals including: a General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation from Industrial Employment to Commercial Employment, Retail, and Services; a Community Plan Amendment to change the current land use designation from Industrial Park to Community Shopping, a Rezone of the site from IP-2-1 (Industrial—Park) to CR-2-1 (Commercial—Regional), a Planned Development Permit (PDP) to allow deviation of minimum lot width, a Site Development Permit (SDP) for the development of a large retail establishment of 100,000 square feet or more, a Neighborhood Use Permit for a Comprehensive Sign Plan, and a Vesting Tentative Map (VTM).

The Draft EIR provides decision-makers, public agencies, and the general public with detailed information about the potential significant adverse environmental impacts of the proposed Carroll Canyon Commercial Center project. By recognizing the environmental impacts of the proposed project, decision-makers will have a better understanding of the physical and environmental changes that would accompany approval of the project. The EIR includes recommended mitigation measures which, when implemented, will lessen or avoid project impacts. The development of mitigation measures to lessen or avoid project impacts provides the Lead Agency with ways to substantially lessen or avoid significant effects of the project on the environment, whenever feasible.

Alternatives to the proposed project are presented to evaluate feasible alternative development scenarios that can further reduce or avoid any significant impacts associated with the project.

Based on an initial review of the project and comments received, the City of San Diego determined that the EIR for the proposed project should address the following environmental issues:
• Land Use
• Transportation/Traffic Circulation/Parking
• Visual Effects and Neighborhood Character
• Air Quality
• Global Climate Change
• Energy
• Noise
• Biological Resources
• Geologic Conditions
• Paleontological Resources
• Hydrology/Water Quality
• Health and Safety
• Public Services and Facilities
• Public Utilities
• Cumulative Impacts

Based on the analysis contained in Section 5.0, Environmental Analysis, of this EIR, the proposed project would result in significant impacts to: transportation/traffic circulation (direct and cumulative), noise (indirect due to construction noise on adjacent off-site habitat), and biological resources (indirect due to construction noise). Additionally, there is a potential for significant impacts to occur associated with paleontological resources, if grading occurs within the Very Old Terrace Deposit.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please submit them to the SRCA at the following email address: [email protected]

 


A – Cover – 06 September 2013.pdf
A – Technical Appendices Cover – 06 September 2013.pdf
B – Inside Cover -06 September 2013.pdf
B – Technical Appendices Inside Cover -06 September 2013.pdf
C – Table of Contents – 06 September 2013.pdf
C – Technical Appendices Table of Contents – 06 September 2013.pdf
City Conclusions – 06 September 2013.pdf
D – List of Acronyms and Abbreviations – 06 September 2013.pdf
D1 – Appendix A – NOP.pdf
D2 – Appendix A2 – Responses.pdf
E – Appendix B – Draft Transportation Impact Analysis – 18 April 2013.pdf
E – Executive Summary – 06 September 2013.pdf
F – 1.0 – Introduction – 06 September 2013.pdf
F – Appendix C – Air Quality Tech Report – 12 April 2013.pdf
G – 2.0 – Environmental Setting – 06 September 2013.pdf
G – Appendix D – Global Climate Change Evaluation – 03 April 2013.pdf
H – 3.0 – Project Description – 06 September 2013.pdf
H – Appendix E – Noise Study – 09 April 2013.pdf
I – 4.0 – History of Project Changes – 06 September 2013.pdf
I – Appendix F – Biological Assessment Report – 28 March 2013.pdf
J – Appendix G – Soil and Geologic Reconnaissance – 11 July 2012.pdf
J0 – 5.0 – Impact Analysis – 06 September 2013.pdf
J1 – 5.1 – Land Use – 06 September 2103.pdf
J2 – 5.2 – Transportation-Traffic Circulation-Parking – 06 September 2013.pdf
J3 – 5.3 – Visual Effects-Neighborhood Character – 06 September 2013.pdf
J4 – 5.4 – Air Quality – 06 September 2013.pdf
J5 – 5.5 – Global Climate Change – 06 September 2013.pdf
J6 – 5.6 – Energy – 06 September 2013.pdf
J7 – 5.7 – Noise – 06 September 2013.pdf
J8 – 5.8 – Biological Resources – 06 September 2013.pdf
J9 – 5.9 – Geologic Conditions – 06 September 2013.pdf
J10 – 5.10 – Paleontological Resources – 06 September 2013.pdf
J11 – 5.11 – Hydrology – 06 September 2013.pdf
J12 – 5.12 – Health and Safety – 06 September 2013.pdf
J13 – 5.13 – Public Services and Facilities – 06 September 2013.pdf
J14 – 5.14 – Public Utilities – 06 September 2013.pdf
K – 6.0 – Cumulative Effects – 06 September 2013.pdf
K – Appendix H – Water Quality Technical Report – 11 July 2012.pdf
L – 7.0 – Effects Found Not To Be Significant – 06 September 2013.pdf
L1 – Appendix I1 – Hydrology Report – 11 July 2012.pdf
L2 – Appendix I2 – Carroll Canyon Hydrmod Mgmt Study July 2012.pdf
M – 8.0 – Growth Inducement – 06 September 2013.pdf
M – Appendix J – Service Letters – October 2012 copy.pdf
N – 9.0 – Significant Irreversible Environmental Changes – 06 September 2013.pdf
N – Appendix K – FAA Letter of Non Obstruction.pdf
O – 10.0 – Alternatives – 06 September 2013.pdf
O – Appendix L – Preliminary Sewer Study 19 December 2012.pdf
P – Appendix M – Waste Management Plan – 11 February 2013.pdf
P – 11.0 – MMRP – 06 September 2013.pdf
Public Notice draft EIR.pdf
Q – 12.0 – References – 06 September 2013.pdf
R – 13.0 – Individuals and Agencies Consulted – 06 September 2013.pdf
S – 14.0 – Certification – 06 September 2013.pdf
Technical Appendices Divider Pages – 06 September 2013.pdf

 

 

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