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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 7

Meeting Date: April 8, 2008

Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the roadway and utilities for access to the future La Paloma School site and future Brentwood Business Park, CIP Project No. 336-31682.

Prepared by: Debra Galey, Management Analyst

Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer


RECOMMENDATION
Adopt a Resolution adopting a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the roadway and utilities for access to the future La Paloma School site and future Brentwood Business Park, CIP Project No. 336-31682.

PREVIOUS ACTION
On September 26, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-234, City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the City, Equus Group, Liberty Union High School District and various property owners for shared development responsibilities of the “Brentwood Business Park.”

On June 12, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-126, City Council adopted the City’s 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”) Budget that included the Brentwood Business Park Improvements project.

On November 13, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-264, City Council approved a Development Cooperation Agreement and License Agreement with the Liberty Union High School District for shared development responsibilities of the future school facility site, located in the proposed Brentwood Business Park.

On November 13, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-265, City Council amended the CIP Budget for the Brentwood Business Park Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-31682, and approved a Professional Services Agreement with Northstar Engineering Group, Inc. for the design of the project.

On November 13, 2007, by Resolution 2007-249, City Council approved an Agreement for Dedication of Real Property for school access in the future Brentwood Business Park Improvements project.

BACKGROUND
The Brentwood Business Park includes the development of approximately 43 acres in the southeast corner of the City, specifically east of Guthrie Lane and west of Sellers Avenue. The future site will predominately incorporate office and light industrial development, but will also include the Liberty Union High School District’s (“LUHSD”) new La Paloma School site, to be relocated from Lone Tree Way. In order to assist LUHSD to relocate the school to a more desirable site, allow appropriate development in the Lone Tree Way area and initiate the development of the Brentwood Business Park, the City, LUHSD and the property owners entered into an MOU outlining development of the site, which was approved by City Council on September 26, 2006.

The City portion of the Brentwood Business Park Improvements project consists of construction of the infrastructure improvements, specifically roadway and utilities, to serve the first phase of the industrial park leading to the school site, including widening of Guthrie Lane south of Balfour Road. The zoning for this land is designated as Mixed-Use Business Park under the General Plan and is zoned Planned Development 42.

Staff contracted with Mid-Valley Engineering for preparation of an Initial Study and resulting Mitigated Negative Declaration in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), which requires state and local government agencies to consider the environmental consequences of the proposed project. The intent of the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration is to provide information concerning any potential environmental effects of the proposed project and to indicate possible ways to reduce or avoid potential significant impacts. As further required by CEQA, notification was provided to the public and affected regulatory agencies beginning February 22, 2008, for review and comment on the Initial Study and the intention to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration. No comments were received.

FISCAL IMPACT
This is an administrative function with no fiscal impact to the project; however, some permit fees have been identified and funds associated with this work have been included in the adopted 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Program Budget for the Brentwood Business Park Improvements project, CIP Project No. 336-31682.

Attachments:
Resolution
Site Map
Initial Study
Final Mitigated Negative Declaration
Notice of Determination





RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE ROADWAY AND UTILITIES FOR ACCESS TO THE FUTURE LA PALOMA SCHOOL SITE AND FUTURE BRENTWOOD BUSINESS PARK, CIP PROJECT NO. 336-31682.


WHEREAS, on September 26, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-234, City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) between the City, Equus Group, Liberty Union High School District and various property owners for shared development responsibilities of the “Brentwood Business Park”; and

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2007, by Resolution No. 2007-126, City Council adopted the City’s 2007/08 – 2011/12 Capital Improvement Program (“CIP”) Budget that included the Brentwood Business Park Improvements project; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 2007, by Resolution 2007-264, City Council approved a Development Cooperation Agreement and License Agreement with the Liberty Union High School District for shared development responsibilities of the future school facility site located in the proposed Brentwood Business Park; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 2007, by Resolution 2007-265, City Council amended the CIP Budget for Brentwood Business Park Improvements, CIP Project No. 336-31682, and approved a Professional Services Agreement with Northstar Engineering Group, Inc. for the design of the project; and

WHEREAS, on November 11, 2007, by Resolution 2007-249, City Council approved an Agreement for Dedication of Real Property for school access in the future Brentwood Business Park Improvements project; and

WHEREAS, an Initial Study has been prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act to assess potential environmental impacts resulting from the project and comments have been solicited from the public and affected regulatory agencies with no public or agency comments received; and

WHEREAS, as the Lead Agency, the City has determined that with certain mitigation measures, the project will not pose a significant impact to the environment. A Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared in conformation with the California Environmental Quality Act; comments have been solicited from the public and affected regulatory agencies and no public or agency comments were received.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood with respect to the roadway and utilities for access to the future La Paloma School site and future Brentwood Business Park, CIP Project No. 336-31682, that:

1. The City Council has reviewed and considered the information contained in the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration, and all oral testimony and written comments received.
2. The City Council finds that, on the basis of the whole record, there is no substantial evidence that the project will have a significant effect on the environment; and that the Mitigated Negative Declaration reflects the City of Brentwood’s independent judgment and analysis.
3. The City Council does hereby adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project.
4. The City is the custodian of the documents and other records that constitute the record of proceedings upon which this decision is based, which documents and other materials are located at the City of Brentwood, 150 City Park Way, Brentwood, CA 94513.
5. The City Clerk is hereby directed to file a Notice of Determination with the Recorder of Contra Costa County.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on the 8th day of April 2008 by the following vote:

NOTICE OF DETERMINATION

TO:
Contra Costa County Clerk’s Office
and Recorder’s Office
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553
FROM:
City of Brentwood
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513

SUBJECT: Filing of Notice of Determination in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

PROJECT TITLE: Roadway and utilities for access to the future La Paloma School site and future Brentwood Business Park, CIP Project No. 336-31682.

LEAD AGENCY: City of Brentwood
TELEPHONE: (925) 516-5420
CONTACT: Debra Galey

PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located east of Highway 4, bounded by Guthrie Lane and Sellers Avenue. Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 010-160-017, 036 and 037.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The proposed project includes the roadway and utilities (water, sewer, storm drain and joint trench) for access to the future school site and future Brentwood Business Park. The Project includes the widening of Guthrie Lane to include new curb, gutter and sidewalk with no additional travel lanes and the construction of two stub roads, which will be designed and built according to City standards and specifications, although, no landscape improvements will be installed at this time. It is understood that further environmental review will be required when the stub roads are fully constructed and the adjacent uses are known.
 

This is to advise that the City of Brentwood, acting as Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), reviewed an Initial Study and adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the roadway and utilities for access to the future La Paloma School site and future Brentwood Business Park, CIP Project No. 336-31682, on April 8, 2008, and made the following determinations regarding the above-referenced project:

1. The project will not have an unavoidable significant effect in the environment.
2. A Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.
3. Mitigation measures were made a part of the project.
4. Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA.

This is to certify that the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration and record of project approval are available to the general public at the following location:

City of Brentwood
Public Works Department Engineering Division
120 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

Debra A. Galey, Management Analyst Date
City of Brentwood
 

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