The City of Oakland (City) Planning and Building Department, Bureau of Planning, is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Viewcrest Townhouses project (proposed project) as identified below and is requesting comments on the scope and content of the EIR. The EIR will address the potential physical, environmental effects for each of the environmental topics outlined in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The City has not prepared an Initial Study. Under CEQA, a Lead Agency may proceed directly with EIR preparation without an Initial Study if it is clear that an EIR will be required. The City has made such determination for the proposed project.
Viewcrest Townhouses Project
The proposed project would develop 2.5 acres of the 20-acre project site. The proposed project is a Planned Unit Development and would substantially grade the 2.5-acre area for 19 residential townhouses and associated utilities and one access roadway meeting the City’s street standards. The townhouses would be built into the hillside and range from three to four levels with various designs. Access to the townhouses would occur via a new on-site roadway with a cul-de-sac accessed from Campus Drive. The remaining 17.5 acres would remain as open space to be potentially maintained by the future Homeowner’s Association or an alternative mitigation entity, depending on the results of the EIR. There are currently no proposed improvements to the open space. Case File number PLN18407-ER01