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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Public Hearing for Proposed CarMax Dealership

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The City Council conducted a public hearing to consider approval of PLN 16-0027 for a proposed CarMax Auto Superstore and associated site improvements, (applicant: CarMax Auto Superstores), which includes a Planned Unit Development (Rezoning) Concept Plan, Development Plan Permit, Conditional Use Permit, Architectural Review Permit, Sign Permit, adjustments to development standards, and certification of an Environmental Impact Report. The site, located at 65 and 77 Chilpancingo Parkway (Assessor Parcel Numbers 153-300-001, 153-300-002, and 153-300-003) is proposed to be rezoned from the existing RB (Retail Business) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development District). The project includes construction of approximately 45,289 square feet of structures/facilities, on approximately 9.95 acres, constructed in two, back to back, phases. A description of each project phase is noted below:

Phase I

  • Demolition of the existing former Kmart building and an existing McDonald’s restaurant.
  • Construction of a CarMax Auto Superstore buildings containing sales offices, service center, presentation area and a private enclosed car wash/final quality control building comprising a total of approximately 18,824 square feet, a 4,000 gallon underground fuel storage facility, site improvements, landscaping and tree removals.
  • Paved parking (159 spaces), drive aisles and lighted outdoor vehicle display area (approximately 2.27 acres).

Phase II

  • Construction of a reconditioning service building with an approximate area of 24,100 square feet.
  • Expansion of the car wash/final quality control (to include wholesale auctions) building to approximately 3,301square feet
  • The vehicle staging area would be expanded in Phase II by approximately 15,681 additional square feet.

At the City Council meeting on July 17, 2017, the  City Council received testimony from the project applicant, the EIR consultant, City staff and public comment from more than twenty individuals. After more than three hours of discussion and deliberation, the Council voted unanimously to approve the project subject to certain conditions of approval. The Council also voted to approve the introduction of an ordinance approving a Planned Unit Development and Concept Plan for the 19-acre DV Plaza Shopping Center.

Pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15080, a Draft Environmental Impact Report was prepared for the project by the lead agency (City of Pleasant Hill), and circulated for public review between April 10, 2017 and June 5, 2017, and can be viewed through the links below:

Draft EIR Document


Contact Information: For further information regarding this project contact Troy Fujimoto, Project Planner, City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division, (925) 671-5224

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