Date of Notice: January 13, 2003
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
DATE OF HEARING: January 29, 2003
TIME OF HEARING:
LOCATION OF HEARING: Council Chambers, 12th Floor,
City Administration Building,
202 C Street, San Diego, California
VILLA TERRACE MAP WAIVER - PROJECT 4678
Martin J. Vusich
COMMUNITY PLAN AREA: Greater North Park
COUNCIL DISTRICT: 3
CITY PROJECT MANAGER:
Development Project Manager
PHONE NUMBER: (619) 446-5251
JOB ORDER NO. 42-0694
As a property owner, tenant, or person who has requested notice, please be advised that the Hearing Officer will hold a public hearing to approve, conditionally approve, modify or deny an application for a Map Waiver to waive the requirements for a Tentative Map for the proposed conversion of an existing 4- unit apartment building to condominiums, and to waive the requirements for the undergrounding of existing overhead utilities on a 0.14 acre site, located at 3636 Villa Terrace. PROCESS 3
The decision of the Hearing Officer is final unless appealed to the Planning Commission. In order to appeal the decision you must be present at the public hearing and file a speaker slip concerning the application or have expressed interest by writing to the Hearing Officer before the close of the public hearing. To file an appeal to the Planning Commission contact staff at the Planning Department, 202 "C" Street, Fifth Floor, San Diego, CA. The appeal must be made within 10 working days of the Hearing Officer's decision. If appealed, the decision made by the Planning Commission is the final decision by the City.
If you wish to challenge the City's action on the above proceedings in court, you may be limited to addressing only those issues you or someone else have raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or written in correspondence to the City at or before the public hearing. If you have any questions after reviewing this notice, you can call the City Project Manager listed above.
This information will be made available in alternative formats upon request. To request an agenda in alternative format or to request a sign language or oral interpreter for the meeting, call the Disability Services Program Coordinator at 236-5679, at least five working days prior to the meeting to insure availability. Assistive Listening Devices (ALD's) are also available for the meeting upon request.
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City of San Diego
Date: January 13, 2003
LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW DIVISION
1222 First Avenue
Mail Station 501
San Diego, CA 92101
NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO will be the Lead Agency and will prepare a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the following project:
PROJECT:Otay Second Pipeline Improvements Program: The Otay Second Pipeline was built in 1928-29 and extends approximately 19 miles from the Otay Water Treatment Plant to the University Heights area of San Diego. Due to the age of this utility line and the effect of corrosive forces on steel and cast iron pipe, it is necessary to replace or protect certain segments in need of repair.
The proposed project calls for the maintenance, repair, and, for some segments, replacement of the Otay Second Pipeline. A condition assessment study determined that the life of several miles of pipeline can be extended through effective implementation of a cathodic protection system. Cathodic protection is an electrical technique employed to mitigate or substantially reduce the corrosion of a metal (in this case buried pipes). This technique makes one metal surface the acceptor of electrical current while another metal surface discharges electrical current in an electrochemical cell. This is achieved by creating anodes to produce or discharge low voltage DC current through the soil or water surrounding the pipelines. The result is that the anodes will corrode over time, while the metal pipelines to which they are connected will resist corrosion.
Six phases, listed in order of probability of implementation, are shown on Figure 1 and described below. Of these phases, some are currently in the early design stage and others are only conceptual. One segment of the pipeline, 7,000 linear feet (lf) between Telegraph Canyon Road and Olympic Parkway, has already been replaced through an agreement with a private Otay Ranch developer.
Phase I is currently in the design stage and consists of replacing approximately 1,200 lf of pipeline in Alta View Drive. The segment starts at a location about two thirds of the way between Leyte Point Drive and Dusk Drive, then proceeds to Potamac Street. It will then proceed eastward on Potamac Street for about 200 feet where it will reconnect with the existing Otay Second Pipeline (Figure 1).
Phase II is currently in the planning stage and includes cast iron main replacements along Wightman Street and Highland Avenue, and installation of new pipe in 54th Street. Along Wightman Street the new pipeline will run from the SR-15 east to Highland Avenue. Along Highland Avenue the new pipeline will extend from Polk Avenue south to Landis Street. Lastly, along 54th Street the new pipeline will run from El Cajon Boulevard south to Chollas Station Road. A cathodic protection system will be installed to protect the new pipeline from corrosion. The existing Otay Second Pipeline from Highland Avenue to 54thStreet may be abandoned and filled with sand or sand slurry according to City Standards.
Phase III is at the 30 percent design stage and will include installing a cathodic protection system along a total of approximately 58,000 lf of the existing pipeline between Otay Water Treatment Plant and 54th Street. The project will be designed using deep well anodes in order to minimize environmental impacts. Deep-well anodes are spaced further apart than shallow-well anodes, and do not entail as much surface disturbance.
Phase IV is currently in the conceptual planning stage. The project is envisioned to include the replacement of about 4,100 lf of pipeline along Balboa Vista Drive from Chaumont Place to the intersection of Balboa Drive and Seifert Street, and 1,700 lf of pipeline along Weaver Street from Tooley Street to Burian Street. Cathodic protection would be provided.
Phase V is in the planning stage and entails negotiating with the Sweetwater Authority to transfer approximately 30 domestic water services from the Otay Second Pipeline to the Sweetwater Authority. Installation of a new pump station and distribution system may be required. These services are outside the City's limits and removing them would provide operational flexibility.
Phase VI is in the conceptual stage. It is anticipated that a private developer would replace a 17,000-lf segment of pipeline on Otay Ranch between Olympic Parkway and the South San Diego Reservoir, within new streets. A cathodic protection system would be installed to protect the pipeline from corrosion. Applicant: City of San Diego Water Department, Capital Improvements Program.
LDR NO.: 42-0955
PTS No. 5503
Based on an Initial Study, it appears that the project may result in significant environmental impacts in the following areas: Air Quality, Biology, Geology and Soils, Historical Resources, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use, Noise, Paleontological Resources, and Transportation/Circulation.
For more information or to provide comments on the scope and content of the draft EIR, contact the following person at the address above: Nicole McGinnis, Associate Planner, (619) 446-5423.
Written comments on the scope and content of the draft EIR must be sent to the above address by no later than 30 days after receipt of this notice.
Responsible agencies are requested to indicate their statutory responsibilities in connection with this project when responding.
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