NOTICE OF COMPLETION/NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE
PROPOSED SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER
DEVELOPMENT AND MASTER PLAN
January 15, 2003
The County of San Diego, as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project identified below.
San Diego County Administration Center Waterfront Park Development and Master Plan
The proposed project is located at 1600 Pacific Highway, in the Centre City Community of the City of San Diego. The 16.62-acre county-owned property lies between Pacific Highway to the east, Harbor Drive to the west, Grape Street to the north, and Ash Street to the south.
The Proposed Master Plan for the conversion of the project site into a civicgreenspace surrounding the historic County Administration Center building would include the following major components:
Replacement of Surface Parking Lots with Public Greenspace. The proposed Master Plan would remove the existing 1,100-space surface parking lots located to the north and south of the CAC Building in order to create a civic greenspace.
Provision of Alternative Parking Facilities. The proposed Master Plan discusses several alternatives to replace the 1,100 surface parking spaces that would be converted to park use to the north and south of the CAC Building. The proposed plan includes new onsite subterranean parking structures, along with the provision of off-site parking arrangements foCounty employees.
Demolition of the Existing Askew Building. The Master Plan proposes to demolish the Askew Building, located in the North Parking Lot.
Relocation of and Addition to Services within the CAC Building. The Master Plan proposes the relocation of the most intensively used public functions within the CAC, including approximately 20,000 square feet of Supervisors Chambers and associated support offices, onto the 63,000 square ground floor.
Removal and Relocation of Service Accessways. The Master Plan proposes the removal and filling of the existing trenched service accessways to the CAC Building off of Harbor Drive. Four new service accessways would be provided to the south of the CAC Building, with access off of Pacific Highway.
The Draft EIR is available for public review at the following locations: County of San Diego, Operations Center, 5555 Overland Drive, Suite 2600, Building 2, Room 220; San Diego, CA 92123; and the City of San Diego Central Library, 820 E Street, San Diego, CA 92101.
The Draft EIR is being circulated for a 45-day public review beginning January 15, 2003 and ending on February 28, 2003. Written comments regarding the adequacy of the Draft EIR should be directed to Ralph Kingery, BRG Consulting, Inc., 304 Ivy Street, San Diego, California 92101-2030 and must be received no later than March 28, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Ralph Kingery at (619) 298-7127 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pub. Jan. 15-k107340
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