Vineyards at Sand Creek EIR and Planning Services
In addition to assisting the City of Antioch with the review and processing of the project application, Raney prepared an EIR for 130 acre residential development project.
The proposed project is located in the Sandcreek Focus Area of southern Antioch. The project consists of a 650-unit residential development, parks, and associated infrastructure on approximately 130 acres. Requested project entitlements included a General Plan Amendment from Business Park to Residential, Rezone from Study Zone to Planned Development District with a Master Development Plan, Development Agreement, Vesting Tentative Map, Use Permit, and Design Review.
Raney was under contract with the City to provide planning assistance in the review and processing of the project application and to prepare an EIR for the project. The EIR addressed all CEQA sections, including Aesthetics, Agricultural Resources, Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use and Planning/Population and Housing, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services and Utilities/Recreation, and Transportation and Circulation. Of particular note is how the proposed project interfaced and potentially impacted Sand Creek. In addition, the project required major roadway and infrastructure improvements that required coordination on timing of improvements with each phase of the project. Raney prepared the Planning Commission and City Council staff reports including the necessary ordinances and resolution. The EIR has been certified and the project approved.