Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Acquisition and Construction of Basin “AV” (Fig Ave & Central Ave)
The proposed location for Basin “AV” is north of Central Avenue and south of North Avenue between Fig and Elm Avenues. The stormwater basin is proposed to be located on the south half of APN 329-030-19. Drainage Area and Basin “AV” are within the City of Fresno sphere of influence. The Drainage Area is an irregular shape mostly within the boundaries of the alignments Central Avenue, Fig Avenue, Annandale Avenue, and Cherry Avenue.
This project is for the acquisition and construction of a stormwater basin. The proposed project includes acquiring 19.55 acres of APN 329-030-19 to develop a stormwater basin and the construction of the pipeline system and stormwater features throughout the drainage area. Basin “AV” will serve an approximately 798 acre drainage area and include a 19.55 acre basin site. The basin site will be developed by excavating 61,000 cubic yards of dirt and constructing a perimeter fence, a pump station, and four outfall structures. Full construction of the stormwater basin can take up to 10 to 20 years.
Comments on Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration:
Any interested person may submit written comments on the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and/or Initial Study. Said comments will be reviewed by the FMFCD in considering the adoption of a final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project. The review period is from July 12, 2019 to August 12, 2019. To be considered, comments must be received by Monday, August 12, 2019.
Please submit comments to:
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District
5469 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 456-3292, Fax (559) 456-3194
Hearing to Consider Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approval of the Project:
Interested persons are invited to attend a hearing at which the FMFCD Board of Directors will consider the adoption of a final Mitigated Negative Declaration and approval of the project. The hearing will be held at the following date, time, and place, or as soon thereafter as possible:
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Location: Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Board Room,
5469 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA 93727