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File #: 18-0799   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/25/2018
Title: Adopt a Resolution to Certify the Program Environmental Impact Report, Make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act, Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and Adopt the Civic Center Modernization Master Plan
Attachments: 1. Report to the Heritage Preservation and Planning Commission 09102018 (without attachments), 2. Resolution, 3. Civic Center District and Noticing Map, 4. Link to the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), 5. Link to DEIR Appendices, 6. Link to the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and Appendices, 7. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP), 8. Civic Center Modernization Master Plan, 9. Overriding Considerations, 10. Draft Preliminary Financing Plan, 11. Excerpt of Draft Heritage Preservation Commission Minutes 09102018, 12. Excerpt of Draft Planning Commission Minutes 09102018
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Adopt a Resolution to Certify the Program Environmental Impact Report, Make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act, Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; and Adopt the Civic Center Modernization Master Plan

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
The Civic Center Master Plan Design Option 1 was selected by Council in November 2017. Since then, City Staff and the design team (SmithGroup JJR) have continued to further develop the Master Plan. A Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was prepared for the Civic Center Modernization Master Plan Project ("Project"), including the Civic Center Master Plan Design Option 1 - Plaza, as selected by Council in November 2017 (RTC No. 17-0835). The DEIR incorporates relevant information such as the results of the public scoping meeting and technical studies. A Final Program EIR (FEIR) has been prepared for the Project, which includes responses to the comments received during the 45-day review period of the DEIR. Earlier this September, the Final Program Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was presented to the Heritage Preservation Commission and Planning Commission for their recommendation and was also reviewed by City Council at a Study Session on September 11, 2018. Council action is needed to certify the Environmental Impact Report, make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act and approve the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Council action is also required for adoption of the final Civic Center Modernization Master Plan. The Master Plan contains a long-term, multi-phased vision of the entire campus including a checklist to achieve LEED Platinum level for City Hall, and a net zero energy analysis. The City will implement the Master Plan in several phases, over several decades, to modernize and expand the Civic Center. Phase 1 includ...

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