Scotts Valley Transit Center Low Impact Development (LID) Retrofits Project - Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

This  notice is to advise that the Scotts Valley Water District has prepared an Initial Study (IS) to evaluate the environmental impacts of the project identified below, as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  As mandated by State Law, the review period for this document is not less than 30 (thirty) days.  Based upon the conclusions set forth in the IS, the Scotts Valley Water District proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND).

Project Title:  Scotts Valley Transit Center LID Retrofits Project
Project Location:  The 2.69-acre project site is located at 246 Kings Village Road in the City of Scotts Valley, on the southeast corner of the Kings Village Road and Bluebonnet Lane intersection.

Project Description:  The project proposes improvements to the existing stormwater control measures on the project site by improving water quality and increasing infiltration capacity through low impact development (LID) and landscape improvement features.  All LID features would be located underground, within existing landscaped areas, or flush with the existing grade of the site and would not disrupt the existing pedestrian or vehicle circulation on-site.  Landscape improvements, including efficient low water use and recycled water drought tolerant plantings, between the parking aisles will reduce erosion and sedimentation, increase shade, and improve aesthetics. 

As required under Section 15072(g)(5) of the CEQA Guidelines, this notice discloses that the project site is not included on a list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code (Cortese List).

The 30-day review period for the IS and MND begins on June 3, 2015 and closes on July 6, 2015.  The IS, MND and project are scheduled to go before the Scotts Valley Water District Board of Directors in July 2015 (the precise meeting date is undetermined at this time; meeting dates and agendas are available for viewing at the following web address: http://svwd.org/resources/board-meetings).  Persons having comments concerning this project, including objections to the basis of determination set forth in the IS, are invited to furnish their comments summarizing the specific and factual basis for their comments, in writing to the Scotts Valley Water District.  Please provide your contact information and send your comments to:

Scotts Valley Water District
Attention: Piret Harmon, General Manager
2 Civic Center Drive
Scotts Valley, California 95066
Email: pharmon@svwd.org

The MND, IS, and appendices are available for download from the Water District’s website:  http://svwd.org/resources/reports

The documents are also available for review at the Scotts Valley Water District office, located at the address above.