Projects Under Environmental Review

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a public review period for land development projects.

To view CEQA documents for projects in Hayward currently under environmental review or contact Planning Division Staff for additional information or to make a comment, please submit your inquiries to the staff person listed on the last page of each Mitigated Negative Declaration section located below. 

For more information about City Planning, visit the Planning Division page.

Project Title: Hayward Climate Action Plan & CEQA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Thresholds 


Project Location: The Climate Action Plan (CAP) and CEQA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Thresholds will apply to all areas and plans/projects within the City of Hayward limits. 


Project Description: The City of Hayward is preparing the CAP as an update to the Hayward 2014 CAP. The CAP includes measures and supportive actions addressing communitywide GHG emissions. The City is committed to a 3.12 metric tons (MT) of carbon dioxide equivalent per capita GHG emissions reduction target (i.e., 40 percent below 1990 levels) by 2030 and a long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. This 2030 GHG emissions goal was selected to be consistent with California Senate Bill 32 State emissions targets, CEQA Guidelines, and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District guidelines for a qualified GHG emissions reduction strategy, and to be achievable by City-supported actions identified in the CAP. To achieve the Hayward 2030 GHG emissions target, the City has developed 18 CAP measures related to building energy, transportation, waste, water/wastewater, and carbon sequestration. In addition, the City of Hayward proposes to adopt quantitative CEQA GHG thresholds for use in evaluating whether a plan or project's GHG emissions would result in a potentially significant environmental impact under CEQA for plans or projects with pre-2030 buildout or initial operational years. The CEQA GHG thresholds would be applied to plans or projects that cannot tier from the environmental analysis for the Hayward CAP. 


Public Comment Period: The public review and comment period for the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project will run for 30 days from Wednesday, November 8, 2023 through Friday, December 8, 2023 at 5 p.m. Please send your comments to Erik Pearson, Environmental Services Manager, at

Public Hearings: The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on this item on Thursday, December 14, 2023. Following a Planning Commission recommendation, this item is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing with the City Council on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. Agendas and staff reports for public hearings are available the Friday before the scheduled hearing on the City's website at 

Project Title: 22422 Rockaway Lane Project 


Project Location: The approximately 0.90-acre project site is located at 22422 Rockaway Lane in the City of Hayward, Alameda County (Assessor’s Parcel Number [APN] 415-0230-078-00). Vehicular access to the project site is provided by Rockaway Lane, access to which is provided by A Street to the southeast. Regional vehicular access to the project site is provided by Interstate 580 (I-580), with on/off ramps located along Redwood Road approximately 0.8 miles to the north in the City of Castro Valley and along Foothill Boulevard approximately 1.2 miles to the northwest in the City of Hayward.  


Project Description: The proposed project consists of the construction of an approximately 57,694-square-foot, four-story residential building that would include 30 apartment units and associated site improvements including right-of-way improvements to Rockaway Lane, landscaping, and utility improvements. The proposed project would include a ground-floor parking garage that would be accessed via a new driveway along Rockaway Lane. Additionally, the proposed project would include dedication of approximately 8 feet along Rockaway Lane to allow widening of the roadway from 48 feet to 56 feet. As a part of this dedication, the proposed project would include the demolition and reconstruction of the existing sidewalk, curb, and gutter along Rockaway Lane.


Public Comment Period: The public review and comment period for the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for this project will run for 30 days from Friday, November 17, 2023 until 5:00 PM on Monday, December 18, 2023. Please send your comments to Associate Planner Taylor Richard at