The City of Richmond proposes to construct the Richmond-Greenway Gap Closure Project, a multi-use trail connection in Richmond, California. The Richmond-Ohlone Greenway Gap Closure Project represents the third phase of the Richmond Greenway Project, which would provide a continuous bicycle and pedestrian pathway in Richmond from Garrard Boulevard and the Richmond Parkway to San Pablo Avenue. The Richmond Greenway would connect the San Francisco Bay Trail at the west with the Ohlone Greenway in the City of El Cerrito at the east. The proposed project includes installation of the new multi-use trail, a new crosswalk and traffic signal on San Pablo Avenue, and a new bridge over realigned Baxter Creek as well as associated improvements and landscaping.
An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared for this project and is available below. The basis for proposing a Mitigated Negative Declaration was the finding that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, implementation of proposed mitigation measures will reduce all impacts to a less-than-significant level. Written comments on the Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration, via hard copy or electronic mail, must be received on or before 5:00 PM on Monday, June 27, 2011 at the following address:
Lina Velasco, Senior Planner
City of Richmond Planning Division
450 Civic Center Plaza, Second Floor
Richmond, CA 94804