EIR NOTICE OF PREPARATION (NOP)
The Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been sent to the relevant agencies, kicking off the environmental review of the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan (FCSP), the Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan (DNCP), and the Downtown Development Code (DDC). The NOP is a brief notice sent by the City to notify the responsible agencies, trustee agencies, involved federal agencies, and the public that the City is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for these documents. The purpose of the NOP is to solicit guidance from those agencies and individuals regarding the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR. The EIR must be completed and certified before the City Council may cadopte the FCSP, DNCP, and the DDC.
EIR SCOPING MEETING
On Tuesday, April 17, the City of Fresno hosted the EIR scoping meeting. During this public meeting, the City and consultant team delivered a brief overview of CEQA and its processes as they pertain to the proposed project and community members provided comments regarding the scope and content of the EIR.
For more information about the documents that are being analyzed in the EIR and the EIR itself, please click on the below links:
If you would like to receive official notice of any of the public meetings or the availability of documents for review related to his project, please make this request in writing or by email to the above contact.
On January 28, 2010, the City Council, with support from Mayor Ashley Swearengin, approved a contract for consulting services for preparation of the Fulton Corridor Specific Plan and the Downtown Neighborhoods Community Plan.
Together the two plans encompass several distinct center city areas including the Central Business District, the Cultural Arts District, the South Stadium zone, Chinatown as well as the surrounding Lowell, Jefferson, Southwest, and Southeast neighborhoods. The two plans represent an important opportunity to revitalize these areas, focusing on rehabilitation, aesthetics, infrastructure, incorporation of a high speed rail station, and attraction and expansion of businesses.
This website contains a variety of information pertaining to the two plans, including details about the public involvement process and how you can help shape Downtown Fresno. This site also offers an opportunity for the community to provide feedback and leave opinions.
To help guide the process, the City of Fresno will hold a series of public meetings to receive input on policies intended to encourage the economic and urban development of Fresno’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
The next public meetings are listed below, and we've answered some of the most frequently asked questions here.
April 17, 2012 Scoping Meeting PresentationApril 19, 2012
DNCP Public Draft CommentsDecember 13, 2011
December 13, 2011 DNCAC AgendaDecember 12, 2011
A Citizen's Guide to NEPADecember 7, 2011
November 1, 2011 FCSPCAC Meeting MinutesNovember 10, 2011