NOTICE OF INTENT To Adopt
a Mitigated NEGATIVE DECLARATION
November 23, 2018
City of Sonora
94 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
CONTACT PERSON: Tim Miller 209-532-4541
Paula M. Daneluk 209-532-3508
PROJECT TITLE: Linoberg Closure / Public Space Project
PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located on Linoberg Street between Washington Street and Stewart Street
The City of Sonora proposes to permanently close Linoberg Street between Washington Street and Stewart Street. The City has temporarily closed the roadway in the past for special events. Linoberg is an east/west local street that extends from an intersection with Secco Street across Washington Street to its eastern terminus on Stewart Street. The width of the street varies along its length. Linoberg is one-way westbound between Stewart Street and Green Street. On-street parking is prohibited in the area from Washington Street to Stewart Street. As with many of Sonora’s streets Linoberg Street would not meet current minimum standards for width. The proposed project would include converting the right-of-way into a paseo allowing for pedestrian access and for the area to be used as a gathering space. The conceptual design for the paseo includes seating areas, self-contained planters for small trees and other vegetation, lighting, stamped or stencil painted concrete or brick pavers and public art as shown in the Proposed Project Illustration (page 6). A rolled curb and gutter may be extended along Stewart Street and Washington Street or fencing or bollards used to control traffic. The improvements would be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Sonora has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the above described project.
The project is not listed on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List as set forth in Government Code Section 65962.5.
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: A 30-day public review period for the Mitigated Negative Declaration will commence on November 23, 2018 through December 26, 2018 for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document. Any written comments on the Mitigated Negative Declaration must be received at the above address within the public review period. Copies of the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available for review at City Hall at the above address and on the website at www.sonoraca.com
PUBLIC MEETING: This matter has been tentatively set for the City Council on January 7, 2019.