Cordes Ranch Notice of PreparationPosted: Nov 30, 2011
The City of Tracy will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a project-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Cordes Ranch Specific Plan. The project, its location, and potential environmental effects are described below.
The project would require the following discretionary approvals from the City of Tracy: a general plan amendment; a zoning amendment; specific plan approval; parcel/tentative (phased) subdivision map approval; annexation; a development agreement; conditional use permit(s); design review. The development agreement, among other things would address phasing and other obligations related to construction of necessary on- and off-site infrastructure and amenities, obligations related to payment of applicable development impact fees and/or dedication of land in lieu thereof, phasing of development, obligations related to utility capacity issues, and applicable development standards.
Members of the public and public agencies are invited to provide comments in writing as to the scope and content of the EIR. The City is requesting the views of public agencies as to the scope and content of the environmental information as it pertains to your agency’s statutory responsibilities in connection with the proposed project. Where applicable, public agencies will need to use the EIR prepared by the City when considering permit approval or other approvals for the project, design guidelines, and other rights and obligations of the respective parties related to developing the project.
Due to the time limits mandated by State law, your response must be sent at the earliest possible date, but no later than the close of the 30-day NOP review period. The 30-day comment period closes on January 4, 2011. Please send written responses to Mr. Bill Dean, Development and Engineering Services, at the address shown in the attachment below. Public agencies providing comments are requested to include a contact person for the agency.