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: City of Hayward Sewer and Waterline Pipeline Improvements Project 

 

Project Location: Pipeline segment improvements would take place across 44 distinct locations across the City of Hayward, in Alameda County, California. The general Project Area and individual pipeline segment improvement locations are displayed on Figures 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 of the attached Mitigated Negative Declaration. The project is not on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5. 

 

Project Description: The Proposed Project involves replacing and improving approximately 5.2 miles of water mains, 3.7 miles of sewer line segments, and reconnection or replacement of laterals and appurtenances in accordance with City standards. Pipeline locations to be replaced/improved were based on recommendations within the City’s Sewer Collection System Master Plan and Water System Master Plan. Specific pipeline locations to receive upgrades can be found in the attached Mitigated Negative Declaration. 

 

Public Hearing: This item is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing before the City Council of the City of Hayward on September 28, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will likely be virtual. Interested parties should visit the City Council webpage to confirm the meeting, time, date, and instructions on joining or attending the meeting: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/city-council A copy of the staff report can be viewed on the City’s website at www.hayward-ca.gov after September 21, 2021. 

 

Public Comment Period: The public review period for this project continues from the date of this Notice until Monday, September 13, 2021. Your comments on the IS-MND are welcomed. 

 

 

If you wish to comment on the IS-MND, please send written comments with your name and/or the name of your agency contact person (if applicable) to the following address or email address: Sammy Lo, Associate Civil Engineer | City of Hayward, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541

Project Description: The proposed project consists of the demolition of an existing 74,750-square-foot commercial building and construction of a new 47-unit single-family residential subdivision on a 5.4-acre site located at 1000 La Playa Drive (former Burlington Coat Factory). Forty-four of the new dwellings would be accessed via a new private street connecting to La Playa Drive, while the remaining three homes would have frontage along and be accessed via Calaroga Avenue. An emergency vehicle access easement would be provided which would connect the new private street to Calaroga Avenue. The proposed dwellings would range in size from 1,549 to 2,019 square feet and contain two-car garages and three to four bedrooms each. Avery Espenmiller Jones on behalf of D.R. Horton (Applicant); Peter Quach on behalf of Quach’s Hayward LLC (Owner).

 

The proposed project would require approval of General Plan Amendment to change the land use designation of the site from Retail and Office Commercial to Medium Density Residential, a Rezoning from Neighborhood Commercial (CN) to Planned Development (PD), and a Vesting Tentative Tract Map. 

 

Project Location: 1000 La Playa Drive, Hayward, Alameda County; Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 442-0038-001. The project site is not located on a site included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5, including a hazardous waste facility, land designated as hazardous waste property, a hazardous waste disposal site, or information in the Hazardous Waste and Substances Statement required under subdivision(f) of that section. 

 

Public Comment Period:  The public review period for this project continues from the date of this Notice until 5:00pm on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Your comments on the IS-MND are welcome. If you wish to comment on the IS-MND, please send written comments with your name and/or the name of your agency contact person (if applicable) to the following address or email address:

 

Steve Kowalski, Associate Planner
City of Hayward, 777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541
Email: Steve.Kowalski@hayward-ca.gov

The City has prepared an Initial Study to determine the proposed project’s potential impact on the environment. The City has determined that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, but by implementing the identified mitigation measures, the project's impacts could be reduced to less than significant levels. Accordingly, the City intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND).

 

Public Hearing: This item is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission of the City of Hayward on October 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. NOTICE:. The hearing will likely be entirely virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health concerns. Interested parties should visit the Planning Commission webpage to confirm the meeting, time, date, and instructions on joining or attending the meeting: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/boards-commissions/planning-commission. A copy of the meeting agenda and staff reports can be viewed on the City’s website at https://hayward.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx after October 22, 2021.

 

The Planning Commission is being asked to review and make a recommendation on the proposed project and Mitigated Negative Declaration to City Council. Following the Planning Commission public hearing, this item is tentatively scheduled for public hearing before the City Council on November 16, 2021.

 

If the Mitigated Negative Declaration is approved, the City will promptly file a Notice of Determination for the project with the Alameda County Clerk’s Office. 

 

 

Project Description: The proposed project would commence with removal of the existing slab foundations and paved parking surfaces associated with the former use of occupancy of the site by Berkeley Farms. Following demolition and removal of foundations and parking surfaces, the project site would be developed with a new industrial campus. The proposed development would consist of two industrial buildings measuring approximately 233,000 square feet and 155,000 square feet, respectively; two employee patios/amenity areas; site landscaping; circulation; stormwater retention areas; and parking. Both buildings would be designed for occupation by industrial uses provided in the General Industrial (IG) zoning district, which could consist of, but not be limited to, manufacturing, research and development, e-commerce and logistics, warehouses and distribution, and wholesale establishments.

 

Project LocationThe project site encompasses approximately 20.4 acres located at 25550 and 25450 Clawiter Road in the City of Hayward. The site is known as the former Berkeley Farms site. The site is on the east side of Clawiter Road approximately 0.3-mile north of its intersection with State Route 92 and consists of two assessor’s parcel numbers (APN): 439-0080-001-00 and 439-0080-003-14. A railroad track is adjacent to the eastern boundary of the site. The project is on a list compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

 

Public Comment Period:  The public review period for this project continues from Friday, September 24, until 5:00pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. Your comments on the IS-MND are welcome. If you wish to comment on the IS-MND, please send written comments with your name and/or the name of your agency contact person (if applicable) to the following address or email address:

 

Leigha Schmidt, AICP, Senior Planner
City of Hayward, 777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541
Email: Leigha.Schmidt@hayward-ca.gov

 

The City has prepared an Initial Study to determine the proposed project’s potential impact on the environment. The City has determined that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, but by implementing the identified mitigation measures, the project's impacts could be reduced to less than significant levels. Accordingly, the City intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND).

 

Public Hearing: This item is tentatively scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission of the City of Hayward on October 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will likely be entirely virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and public health concerns. Interested parties should visit the Planning Commission webpage to confirm the meeting, time, date, and instructions on joining or attending the meeting: https://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/boards-commissions/planning-commission. A copy of the staff report can be viewed on the City’s website at www.hayward-ca.gov after October 22, 2021.

 

The Planning Commission can either approve the application, recommend approval to the City Council, or deny the application. If denied, the denial action is appealable to the City Council. The appeal period is 10 days from the date of the Planning Commission decision.

 

If the Mitigated Negative Declaration is approved, the City will promptly file a Notice of Determination for the project with the Alameda County Clerk’s Office. 

 

APPENDICES

Project Description The Duke Industrial Building consists of a Site Plan Review Application and requires grading and building permits. The proposed project site will consist of development of a 157,725-square-foot, 50-foot-tall, one-story tilt-up concrete building with related site improvements. The project would be developed speculatively, providing a distribution warehouse for a tenant that has not yet been identified.  Both warehouse and office space will be provided, as well as employee amenities such as outdoor areas with picnic tables and bicycle parking.  The building would be built to meet the City of Hayward Sustainability Guidelines and the City’s Industrial Design Guidelines and would achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.  The building would have a floor area ration (FAR) of 0.31. 

 

Project LocationThe project site encompasses approximately 9.90-acre site located at 24493 Clawiter Road in the City of Hayward and includes Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 439-0020-002-04, Hayward, Alameda County.  The project site is not located on a site included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5. 

 

Public Comment Period:  The comment period on this project started on Friday, September 10 and has been extended from October 1, 2021 to Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. Your comments on the IS-MND are welcome. If you wish to comment on the IS-MND, please send written comments with your name and/or the name of your agency contact person (if applicable) to the following address or email address:  

 

Richard Patenaude, AICP, Consulting Planner 

City of Hayward, 777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541 
Email: richard.patenaude@hayward-ca.gov 

 

The City has prepared an Initial Study to determine the proposed project’s potential impact on the environment. The City has determined that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, but by implementing the identified mitigation measures, the project's impacts could be reduced to less than significant levels. Accordingly, the City intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). 

 

Following the public comment period, the Planning Director of the City of Hayward will make a decision on the proposed application and the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study and issue a Notice of Decision pursuant to Section 10-1.3035 of the Hayward Municipal Code.  

 

If the Mitigated Negative Declaration is approved, the City will promptly file a Notice of Determination for the project with the Alameda County Clerk’s Office.   

 

APPENDICES

*NEW* FINAL EIR AVAILABLE AT THE LINK BELOW

The Draft EIR Comment period for the proposed U-Haul development project at 4150 Pt. Eden Road ran from April 9, 2021 through May 24, 2021. The City received five comment letters in response to the Draft EIR. The Final EIR, linked below, is composed of a list of commenters, comment letters and responses, and revisions to the Draft EIR necessary in light of the comments and responses provided. The Planning Commission is slated to consider the proposed project including certification of the EIR and adoption of the Mitigation, Monitoring and Reporting Program and a Statement of Overriding Considerations at the regularly scheduled July 8, 2021 meeting. Staff reports will be available the Friday before the meeting at https://hayward.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

 

A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was prepared to analyze and disclose environmental impacts related to development of a new warehouse and office building to house U-Haul at 4150 Point Eden Way in Hayward (Site Plan Review Application No. 201901039). The proposed project includes construction of a new industrial building and preservation of an open space/wetland preserve on the site which is composed of multiple parcels at the terminus of Point Eden Way, west of its intersection with Research Road. The proposed 116,844 square foot building would have approximately 114,059 square feet of warehouse space and 2,785 square feet of office space, and would reach approximately 50 feet in height. The proposed development would require demolition of a designated historic structure that was used in the service of the Oliver Salt Company, and realignment of the Bay Trail to run along the northern and western edges of the property.  

 

An Initial Study prepared for the project (included as Appendix A to the Draft EIR) found less than significant impacts or no impact for the following environmental factors: aesthetics, agriculture and forestry resources, air quality, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, tribal cultural resources, utilities and service systems, and wildfire. Thus the DEIR focuses on the following impact areas: biological resources, cultural resources, hazards and hazardous materials, transportation and tribal cultural resources.

 

APPENDICES:

 

Please note: Appendix A to the Draft EIR contains the following Appendices A-E to the Initial Study which are also posted individually below for easy download and reference.

 

Please submit comments to: Leigha Schmidt, Senior Planner | City of Hayward, Planning| 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541