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.