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Park District Announces Scoping Meeting Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project

3/28/2012

Environmental Impact Report Notice of Preparation

EIR Scoping Meeting
Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project
April 12, 2012, 7:00 pm

Location
East Bay Regional Park District Board Room
2950 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland 94605
Individuals needing accommodations for disabled access should contact us at (510) 544-2627 at least one day before the event.

Proposed Project
Additional project information and a copy of the Notice of Preparation may be downloaded at the EBRPD website at http://www.ebparks.org/planning#albany

The project is located at the western terminus of Buchanan Street and shoreline edge south to Gilman Street, adjacent to Golden Gate Fields and Albany Beach, in Albany, California.  The East Bay Regional Park District is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the proposed Albany Beach Restoration and Public Access Project in Albany, CA. The project will involve three segments: 1) Albany Neck shoreline and trail restoration, 2) Albany Beach enhancement and recreation improvements, and 3) construction of a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail between Albany Beach and Gilman Street.  Project components include shoreline stabilization/reconstruction, accessibility improvements, vegetation management, beach enhancement, seasonal wetlands enhancement, stormwater management, subtidal and intertidal habitat enhancement, parking and water trail access, restroom and site furnishings, and trails.

The EIR will discuss the following potential environmental impacts: aesthetics, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use, noise, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, and utilities and service systems. The EIR will also discuss the project’s cumulative and growth inducing impacts, as well as alternatives to the project.

EIR Scoping Comments
The East Bay Regional Park District invites you to comment on the proposed scope of the EIR.  Please send your written comments to:

Chris Barton
East Bay Regional Park District Land Division
2950 Peralta Oaks Court
Oakland, CA 94605

Or via email: cbarton@ebparks.org.

You may also contact Chris by telephone at (510) 544-2627 or provide comments at the EIR Scoping Meeting.

Written comments should be received by April 30, 2012.  Comments should focus on identifying the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant effects to be analyzed in depth in the environmental impact report.


Isa Polt-Jones
(510) 544-2207
ipjones@ebparks.org

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