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 CEQA notices, environmental review documents and additional CEQA Resources for proposed projects conducted by the City in compliance with CEQA.

CEQA Notices

Specific Project Environmental 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 was 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.

The City of Clovis (City) is the lead agency responsible for preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for The Villages Specific Plan. 

The 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. 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. 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.

This initial study has been prepared for the proposed  project associated with entitlement applications GPA2022-001 and R2022-001. The applications request modification of the general plan designation and zoning for property located at 1491 Alluvial to allow for multifamily development.

The City has prepared an initial study (IS) analyzing the level of environmental impact for the proposed Tract Map 6343 (proposed project). As a result, additional environmental analysis is required with an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). A notice of preparation (NOP) has been prepared and circulated for comments.

The proposed TM 6343 would consist of the annexation of 246 acres from Fresno County to the City of Clovis, and the development of 590 residential lots within the 71.54- acre project site.

CEQA Resources

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