California Environmental Quality Act Reviews

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq) requires that local governmental agencies, prior to taking action on projects over which they have discretionary approval authority, consider the environmental consequences of such projects. The purpose of CEQA is: 

  • Inform governmental decision makers and the public about the potential significant environmental effects of proposed activities.
  • Identify ways that environmental damage can be avoided or significantly reduced.
  • Prevent significant, avoidable damage to the environment by requiring changes in projects through the use of alternatives or mitigation measures when the governmental agency finds the changes feasible.
  • And, disclose to the public the reasons why a governmental agency approved the project in the manner the agency chose, if significant environmental effects are involved. 

This site contains environmental reviews for proposed projects conducted by the City in compliance with CEQA.

The Well Church ISMND

The City of Clovis is proposing to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a church use at the NE corner of Minnewawa and Nees Avenues. The project includes a rezone (R2020-005) and a conditional use permit (CUP2020-006).

City of Clovis Water, Wastewater, and Recycled Water Master Plans Update

The City of Clovis is preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) that addresses the potential impacts of the proposed updates to the City of Clovis Water, Wastewater, and Recycled Water Master Plans. These plan updates affect land within the City’s 2014 General Plan planning area. The focused EIR will analyze air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and water supply.

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Shepherd North Project

The City of Clovis is the lead agency for the preparation of a project-level Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Shepherd North Project (proposed Project), in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 15050. The City has prepared the attached Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the proposed project, pursuant to provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR will consider potential environmental effects of the proposed project to determine the level of significance of the environmental effect, and will analyze these potential effects to the detail necessary to make a determination on the level of significance. The EIR will consider those environmental issues which are raised by responsible agencies, trustee agencies, and members of the public or related agencies during the Notice of Preparation (NOP) process.

The Project site is north of the City of Clovis limit line at the northeast corner of N. Sunnyside Avenue and E. Shepherd Avenue. The Project site is approximately 155 acres and includes the approximate 77-acre Development Area and the approximate 78-acre Non-Development Area. The Development Area includes the parcels being annexed that will be entitled for subdivision and development of up to 605 residential units, parkland, and public and private infrastructure. The application includes a request for a Sphere of Influence Expansion, General Plan Amendment, Pre-zone, Annexation, Tentative Map, Planned Development Permit, and Residential Site Plan Review. The Non-Development Area includes the parcels being included in the Sphere of Influence (SOI) expansion that will not be entitled for subdivision or development.

Notice of Preparation Draft EIR

Osmun and Baron Multi-Family Project

The City of Clovis is proposing to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a 40-unit multi-family residential development located north of Second Street, between Osmun and Baron Avenues. The Project includes a general plan amendment (GPA2018-003), rezone (R2018-009) and Site Plan Review (SPR2018-018).

 

Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Heritage Grove Specific Plan

The City of Clovis (City) is the lead agency responsible for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Heritage Grove Specific Plan (proposed project or proposed Specific Plan). Pursuant to provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the City has prepared this Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the proposed project. The purpose of this NOP is to provide agencies, interested parties, and organizations with sufficient information describing the proposed project and its potential environmental effects to enable meaningful input related to the scope and content of information to be included in the EIR

Heritage Development Company (Project Applicant) has requested to urbanize approximately 881 acres currently outside the City limits, but within the City’s sphere of influence (SOI). The area proposed for development (referred to as the Specific Plan Area), is located within the Northwest Urban Center area identified in the City’s General Plan, now referred to as Heritage Grove. The general boundaries of the proposed Specific Plan Area are N. Willow Avenue to the west, W. Shepherd Avenue to the south, N. Sunnyside Avenue to the east, and (north of) E. Behymer Avenue to the north.

Notice of Preparation Draft EIR

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