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Initial Study/Consistency Checklist and Addendum to the City of Richmond General Plan and Final EIR for the 100 38th Street Project

FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) prepared an initial study/consistency checklist and addendum to the general plan EIR for the 100 38th Street Project in Richmond, California. The 2.84-acre project site is adjacent to the Richmond Superior Court complex and contains a decommissioned two-story public office building with a basement and surface parking lot. The building was previously occupied by the Contra Costa County Health Department. The applicant is proposing to redevelop the existing building to include 59 multifamily units and construct an additional building with 76 units for a total of 135 new multi-family units.  

The project requires a General Plan Amendment (GPA) to change the land-use designation to medium-density mixed use with residential emphasis. As a 100% affordable housing development, the project is eligible for up to four incentives or concessions, unlimited waivers, and an automatic parking reduction under the State Density Bonus Law.

FCS developed a checklist pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to determine whether an addendum to the general plan EIR is the appropriate level of environmental review. FCS also explored whether the project would be eligible for a CEQA statutory exemption pursuant to Government Code Section 21155.1 (Sustainable Communities Strategies), or whether a Sustainable Communities Environmental Assessment (SCEA) should be prepared, pursuant to Government Code Section 21155.2. Additionally, FCS also prepared technical studies for air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, GHG emissions, and noise.

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