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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Cambria Hotel - City Council Public Hearing

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The City of Pleasant Hill City Council will conduct a public hearing concerning approval of PLN 18-0198 for a proposed Cambria Hotel and associated site improvements, (applicant: Stratus Development Partners), which includes a General Plan Amendment, Planned Unit Development (Rezoning) Concept Plan, Development Plan Permit, Architectural Review Permit, including adjustments to development standards and certification of an Environmental Impact Report. The site, located at 3131 & 3195 North Main Street and 1531 Oak Park Boulevard (Assessor Parcel Numbers 170-092-050, 054, 055, 057, 058, 059) is proposed to construct a four-story 155-room hotel and associated parking, landscaping, and amenities on an approximately 2.5-acre site. The project also includes removal of the existing Black Angus restaurant at 3195 N Main St. and existing retail building at 1531 Oak Park Blvd. and modifications within North Main Street.

The City is also proposing to amend the General Plan to establish a new land use overlay designation for visitor-serving uses with accompanying goals, policies, programs and updated standards, including allowing a floor area ratio of up to 100% for specified uses within the proposed overlay. The overlay designation is currently proposed for only the hotel project site. The project would also rezone the existing property from RB (Retail Business) to a PUD (Planned Unit Development District).

Scheduled Public Hearing: The City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 16, 2019.  The public hearing is to be held at 7:00 pm at the City Council Chambers, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the hearings.  Additional notice for the meeting can be viewed HERE.

Final Environmental Impact Report

Responses to comments from the Draft EIR and any necessary revisions has been completed and termed the Final EIR.  This document, in combination with the Draft EIR, constitutes the Final EIR.  The Final EIR document can be viewed below.  In addition, the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP) for the proposed project can be viewed below.

Draft Environmental Impact Report

A Draft EIR has been prepared for the project and identified potential project issues in the following areas: Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural and Tribal Cultural Resources, Geology and Soil, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, and Noise. After mitigation, the project would not have any significant unavoidable impacts, nor impacts which would be cumulatively considerable.

Document Availability: Copies of the Draft EIR and all documents incorporated by reference in the Draft EIR are available for public review at the Planning Division in the City of Pleasant Hill City Hall offices (100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523) and through the links below.

Public Review Period: The Draft EIR was available for public review and comment pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15085, 15087 and 15372. The 45 day public review period for the Draft EIR was April 17, 2019 to May 31, 2019. Comments on the Draft EIR were to be submitted to the Planning Division in writing no later than 1:00 p.m., May 31, 2019, at 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 or by email to tfujimoto@pleasanthillca.org.

Contact Information: For further information regarding this Notice of Availability and Notice of Hearings, or regarding the project, contact Troy Fujimoto, Project Planner, City of Pleasant Hill Planning Division, (925) 671-5224 tfujimoto@pleasanthillca.org.

The Notice of Availability can be viewed HERE.

The Draft EIR and associated appendices can be viewed below:


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