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.

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.

Home Place CEQA Documents

The City of Clovis has prepared an environmental analysis of the Home Place Master Plan project, focusing on the consistency with the Loma Vista Specific Plan and the 2014 General Plan, and the environmental impact reports prepared for both projects.  The environmental analysis will be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council in conjunction with their consideration of the project.  The project proposes the adoption of a Master Plan for an area encompassing approximately 310 acres generally bound by Leonard Avenue on the west, Thompson Avenue on the east, Gettysburg Avenue on the north, and Ashlan Avenue on the south. The proposal will facilitate the annexation and development of land within the project boundary, to include approximately 1,174 new single family units, 132 multifamily units, 5 acres of neighborhood commercial, and related parks and open space areas. Prezoning, tract map, and planned development permit applications are also included.

CEQA Analysis and Determination

Acoustical Analysis

Air Quality/GHG Report

Biological Assessment

Cultural Assessment

Water Assessment

Home Place CEQA – Appendix A – LomaVista -MMRP

Home Place CEQA – Appendix B – LomaVista-Overriding Considerations

Home Place CEQA – Appendix C – General Plan MMRP

Home Place CEQA – Appendix D – General Plan-Overriding Considerations

Notice of Determination

2014 Clovis General Plan Circulation Element Update – VMT

The City of Clovis is preparing a focused update to its existing General Plan. The proposed Project concentrates on policy changes to the Circulation Element only, and does not change any other Element of the General Plan. The proposed Project also includes adoption of the Transportation Impact Analysis Guidelines, which are supportive of the Circulation Element. The focused General Plan Update does not affect land uses or development patterns, and does not result in any physical development. The key components of the focused General Plan Update include revisions to the goals and policies in the Circulation Element.

A 45-day public review period for the Draft EIR will commence on June 29, 2022 and end on August 15, 2022.

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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