Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed Use Project
Public Draft Environmental Impact Report
A Focused Tiered Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) has been issued for the Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed Use Project proposed on the San Francisco State University campus. The EIR is tiered to the Campus Master Plan (CMP) EIR (SCH#2006102050), certified as a Program EIR by the CSU Board of Trustees in November 2007 (see below). The Project includes the construction of the Creative Arts replacement building, an associated 800-seat concert hall, and a mixed-use development including student housing, neighborhood-serving retail, and student support services.
The Trustees have issued this Draft EIR for public review and comment and have established a 45-day public review period from September 27, 2016 to November 11, 2016. See the Notice of Availability below for additional information about how to submit a comment.
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Notice of Availability:
Intro to Analysis
Other CEQA Considerations
List of Preparers
Air Quality & GHG Calculations
Campus Master Plan
The adopted 2007 Campus Master Plan provides the level of campus development needed to support the increase in student enrollment from 20,000 to 25,000 full-time equivalent students (FTE) by the year 2020 and employs a number of strategies—increased campus housing, emphasis on alternative transportation, natural stormwater management—that contribute to the sustainability of the campus and the surrounding district.
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Enrollment & Capacity
Long Term Vision & Planning Principles
Framework & Land Use
Urban Design Plan
Landscape & Open Space
Campus Master Plan EIR
The Campus Master Plan was evaluated in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which requires that decision-makers and the public be informed about the significant environmental effects of a proposed project as part of the approval process, via Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) or Negative Declarations. The CSU prepared an EIR for the San Francisco State University Campus Master Plan and certified this document in 2007. This EIR was prepared in tandem with the Campus Master Plan so that the findings in one process could inform the other.
The CEQA documents and notices prepared for the 2007 Campus Master Plan include the following: Draft EIR, Final EIR, Findings of Fact, Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Notice of Determination. These documents are provided below.
A Draft EIR is an informational document that must be considered prior to the approval or disapproval of a project. The purpose of an EIR is to provide public agencies and the general public with detailed information about the effect that a proposed project may have on the environment, to list ways in which the significant effects might be minimized, and to indicate alternatives to such a project. The Draft EIR was subjected to 60-day public review period in 2006 so that agencies and interested members of the public could review the document and provide comments on the content and conclusions of the environmental analysis.
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4.2 Air Quality
4.3 Biological Resources
4.4 Cultural Resources
4.5 Geology, Soils, and Seismicity
4.6 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
4.7 Hydrology and Water Quality
4.8 Land Use and Planning
4.10 Population and Housing
4.11 Traffic, Circulation, and Parking
4.12 Utilities and Public Services
4.13 Other Environmental Resources
Other CEQA Considerations
List of Contributors
The Final EIR includes written responses to all public comments received on the Draft EIR during the 60-day comment period. The written responses describe the disposition of any significant environmental issues raised. Responses to such issues include changes to the EIR and Campus Master Plan. Note that the Final EIR references and incorporates the Draft EIR. The CSU Board of Trustees certified the Final EIR in 2007 prior to approving the 2007 Campus Master Plan.
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Changes to the Draft EIR
Responses to Comments
List of Preparers
Traffic Technical Appendix
Clinical Science Shadow Studies
Findings of Fact
Before approving the 2007 Campus Master Plan, CSU made written findings for each significant effect identified in the EIR, accompanied by a brief explanation of the rationale for each finding. Possible findings include an explanation of mitigation measures that have been incorporated into the project that avoid or substantially lessen the significant environmental effect; an explanation of the mitigation measures that are within the responsibility and jurisdiction of another public agency and therefore their implementation cannot be guaranteed by CSU; or specific economic, social or other considerations that make infeasible the mitigation measures or project alternatives identified in the Final EIR.
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Statement of Overriding Considerations
CSU balanced the benefits of the 2007 campus master plan against its significant unavoidable environmental effects in determining whether to approve it. If the benefits outweighed the unavoidable adverse environmental effects, the adverse effects may be considered "acceptable." CSU stated in writing the specific reasons to support its action based on the Final EIR and/or other information in the record. This "statement of overriding considerations" is included in the record of the project approval and was mentioned in the Notice of Determination.
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Notice of Determination
CSU submitted a Notice of Determination to the State Clearinghouse and County Clerk in November of 2007. This document included: project description, identification of environmental impacts, type of environmental determination made, and receipt of fees paid to the Department of Fish and Game. This document initiated a 30 day Statute of Limitations for legal challenge.
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