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4917_city_goleta_L Hollister Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (Case No. 14-074-MND) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Goleta has completed a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (DMND) for the project described below and invites comments on the adequacy and completeness of the environmental analysis and mitigation measures described in the DMND. The public comment period begins on December 19, 2014 and will end on January 19, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. All interested persons are encouraged to submit written comments. All letters should be addressed to Public Works Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA 93117, Attention: Rosemarie Gaglione, Public Works Director. Tel: (805) 896-2153; Fax (805) 685-2635; Lbridley@cityofgoleta.org. All comments must be received no later than January 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PROJECT LOCATION: Hollister Avenue over San Jose Creek, adjacent to the Highway 217/Hollister Avenue Interchange, within the Inland Area of the City. APN’s 071-090-089, 071-090-037, 071-090-036, 071-140-040, 071-140-046, 071-140-060 and APN 071-260-CA1 (which represents the common/parking area shared by eight condominium units, APNs 071-260-01 through -08) PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 14-074-MND PROJECT DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: The City of Goleta proposes replacement of the existing 4-lane Hollister Avenue Bridge with a new cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete slab bridge. The new structure will clear span San Jose Creek and be approximately 68 feet in length with a typical cross section of four 12 foot-wide through traffic lanes, bicycle lanes/shoulders, 10 foot-wide sidewalks and a median. The existing concrete-lined trapezoidal channel under the bridge and downstream will be replaced with a wider channel with vertical walls. The Project includes an 80 foot-long transition from the improved San Jose Creek Channel to the natural creek immediately upstream of the bridge, and widening 210 feet of the San Jose Creek channel immediately downstream of the new bridge. The Project will provide conveyance of 100-year flood flows and will conform to the recently widened San Jose Creek Channel. The channel bottom will be protected with articulated concrete mats, with provisions for fish passage consistent with the recently completed construction downstream. A privately owned steel bridge, located approximately 75 feet south of Hollister Avenue, will be removed toward the end of the construction period. Construction is planned between the Spring of 2016 to spring 2018. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The draft Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The DMND identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures agreed to by the City, monitoring requirements, and residual impacts for the identified subject areas. Potentially significant effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation/Traffic, and Utilities/Service Systems. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The DMND may be obtained for public review on and after December 19, 2014 at the City of Goleta, Public Works Department, 130 Cremona Drive, Suite B, Goleta, California and will also be posted to the City’s web site at www.ProjectGoleta.com. A copy of the document will be available at the Goleta Library, 500 N. Fairview Ave. Note: If you challenge the City’s final action on this project in court, you may be limited to only those issues you or someone else raised in written or oral testimony and/or evidence provided to Public Works on or before the date that the public comment period ends (Government Code Section 65009(b)[2]). Publish: Santa Barbara News Press, December 19, 2014 December 19/2014-48612 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION December 19, 2014