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File #: 18-064    Version: 1 Name: Bay Fair TOD EIR-Plan SR
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 2/20/2018 Final action: 2/20/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report to Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan and to Adopt the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan
Sponsors: Cynthia Battenberg
Attachments: 1. Exh A_PC Reso 2018-001, 2. Exh B_PC Reso 2018-002, 3. Exh C_Bay Fair TOD Plan Area Final Map
Related files: 18-065, 18-066, 19-406, 20-215, 20-297
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Staff Report to Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Bay Fair Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Specific Plan and to Adopt the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan

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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

On January 18, 2018, the Planning Commission unanimously recommended the certification of the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adoption of the Specific Plan (including the Addendum). The Planning Commission also recommended City Council receive and review comments from Commissioners Brennan and Breslin on both documents. See Exhibits A and B for the executed Planning Commission resolutions and the attached comments from both commissioners. See Exhibit C or the final Plan Area map and boundaries.

Staff recommends that the City Council certify the Bay Fair TOD Specific Plan EIR and adopt the Specific Plan.

BACKGROUND

In 2014, the City of San Leandro applied for and received a highly competitive $440,000 Priority Development Area (PDA) planning grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). The City also contributed local funds and in-kind contributions to match the grant along with contributions from BART, Madison Marquette (the owner of the Bayfair Center) and Alameda County. BART, Madison Marquette and Alameda County entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City in 2014 to memorialize their roles as project partners in the creation of the Specific Plan and their funding and in-kind staff time commitments. In 2015, the City issued a Request for Proposals for qualified planning firms to serve as lead consultant for the Specific Plan. The City selected Berkeley-based Raimi + Associates.

In 2016, the City Council approved a diverse 21 member Community Advisory Committee (CAC), of which 4 members were from unincorporated Alameda County. The City also established a 10 member Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) consisting of staff from the City's Planning Services Division and Engin...

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