The East Bay Regional Park District has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Stanford Avenue Staging Area Expansion Project for public review.
The EIR examines two options to expand the existing Stanford Avenue staging area, in order to provide additional parking and restrooms to better accommodate visitor demand. By expanding and improving the staging area, the Park District anticipates that existing noise, trash and safety issues on the neighborhood streets would be reduced, and that park visitors would be better served. Thousands of visitors hike at bike at this immensely popular park.
Both options include 300-space maximum parking areas, new restrooms, a kiosk, picnic tables, landscaping and storm-water controls. Option A calls for a parking lot northeast of the existing lot, while Option B includes a parking lot southeast of the existing lot.
The Draft EIR can be read on the Mission Peak Regional Preserve page, at the Fremont main library or Park District headquarters. The public can comment on the draft through 5 p.m. Nov. 30, by writing to Michelle Julene, Senior Planner, East Bay Regional Park District, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland 94605-0381, or emailing StanfordAveProject@ebparks.org.
The Park District board of directors are expected to discuss and vote on the report in 2016.
The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 119,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.