Title: Atlanta Avenue Widening Project
Applicant: City of Huntington Beach
The Draft Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) No. 09-001 will be available for public review and comment commencing Thursday, December 20, 2012 and ending Friday, January 25, 2013. Any person wishing to comment on the draft Recirculated MND may do so in writing by January 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. by providing written comments to Jennifer Villasenor, Senior Planner, City of Huntington Beach, Planning and Building Department, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648.
Draft Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration No. 09-001 analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with a proposal by the City of Huntington Beach to widen the south side of Atlanta Avenue, between Huntington Street and Delaware Street, to comply with the primary arterial street classification in the General Plan Circulation Element. The proposed street improvements will provide an additional through lane and bike lane in each direction of travel. In addition, the project's scope of work includes clearing and grubbing, the construction of asphalt concrete roadway, striping, curb, gutter, sidewalk, an 8-foot tall concrete block wall atop a variable height (7 ft. max.) retaining wall, landscaping (including the removal or relocation of 25 trees within the existing mobile home park), reconstruction of a 24 ft. wide drive aisle (circulation road) and two emergency access gates within the mobile home park, deconstruction and removal of eight mobile homes and utility and fire hydrant adjustment and relocation. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was adopted by the City of Huntington Beach City Council in January 2011. Subsequent to adoption of the MND in 2011, a lawsuit was filed challenging the City's approval of the MND. As a result of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuit, the Court required the City to set-aside approval of the 2011 MND and conduct additional environmental analysis, which is reflected in the Draft Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration.
Subsequent to the comment period, a public hearing will be scheduled before the Huntington Beach City Council. The public hearing is tentatively scheduled for February 2013. A copy of Draft MND will also be available for review at the Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, California, the City Clerk's Office, 2000 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Huntington Beach, California.
Project Status: Adopted
Project Planner: Jennifer Villasenor
Last Updated: July 27, 2015