Cedar Flat Estates Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration
The proposed Cedar Flat Estates project is located in northeast Galt and consists of a 120-unit Planned Unit Development, gated subdivision with an associated 10-foot wide bicycle/pedestrian trail along an ephemeral drainage.
The lots range in size from 6,510 to 9,410 square feet and the project includes the development of an internal road network to provide access to the proposed residences. The project combines three previously-approved residential projects (the Village at Lexington Heights Project and the Four Seasons and Lonnie Estates Project). The required approvals for the project include approval of a rezone and tentative subdivision map.
Raney worked closely with the City throughout the environmental review process and provided the City with input and guidance regarding appropriate environmental findings and mitigation for the environmental issues identified in the IS/MND. Particular areas of concern included biological resources (e.g., wetlands and Swainson’s hawk foraging habitat), and drainage given the site’s proximity to Deadman Gulch. Other primary issues of concern for the proposed project included air quality / greenhouse gases, noise, and transportation and circulation. The project’s Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration has been completed and was approved in December 2015.