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February 29, 2012 / George J Janczyn

San Diego River Bend project draft EIR open for public comment

The City of San Diego has announced that the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the San Diego River Bend project (aka the proposed Shawnee/CG7600 Master Plan redevelopment project) is now available for public review and comment. The deadline for comments is Monday, April 29.

The 22.88-acre project is located alongside the San Diego River in Grantville near the intersection of Mission Gorge Rd. and Old Cliffs Rd.

The project would redevelop the site with 996 multi-dwelling units, 27 single-dwelling units, 37,500 square feet of accessory commercial, a 2.57-acre population based park, 1.55 acres of open space, and associated infrastructure.

The EIR indicates the project would result in significant but mitigable impacts with land use, biological resources, historical resources, noise, and paleontological resources.

Project impacts to air quality, hydrology, water quality, and other areas of concern were determined to be less than significant.

The EIR also found the project would result in significant unmitigated impacts related to transportation/circulation and parking. In particular, it states that “eight street segments and five intersections are anticipated to operate at an unacceptable level of service under the Year 2030 without Project condition….” Although the report allows that those conditions might ultimately be mitigated through construction of the Santo Road and Tierrasanta Blvd. connections, “there is no way to assure these connections would be constructed…”

The draft EIR is available on the city’s website here and Appendices can be found here.

Additional information about the project can be found at these websites:

 

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