The project applicant, CUE VI, LLC proposes a mixed-use development that would include approximately 313,500 sq. ft. of Retail/Service/Furniture including 28,000 sq. ft. of Nurseries/Garden; 104,000 sq. ft. of Office; 72,000 sq. ft. of Multi-Family Residential (54 dwelling units); 70,000 sq. ft. of Light Industrial use; 14,000 sq. ft. of Restaurant; and 12,500 sq. ft. Museum. The new buildings would be between one and five-stories. The project would include approximately 1,590 parking spaces, including about 462 spaces in a four-level parking structure.
The project site is located in the City of Eureka on a 43 acre site that is generally bounded by Waterfront Drive to the north and west, Washington Street to the south, and Broadway (Highway 101) to the east. Assessor Parcel Numbers: 001-014-002; 003-021-009; 003-031-003; 003-031-008; 003-031-012; 003-031-013; 003-041-005; 003-041-006; 003-041-007; and 003-051-001.
The project would be constructed in phases. Phase 1 would include interim remediation of the brownfield and the creation of an 11.89 acre wetland reserve.
The future phase(s) would include pedestrian and roadway improvements, including a proposed extension of Fourth Street into the site, connecting to and terminating at Waterfront Drive; and the proposed extension of Second Street into the site, connecting to and terminating at the Fourth Street extension. Additional access would be provided via driveway access from the Sixth Street and Broadway intersection. The future phase(s) would also include the construction of a landscaped pedestrian and bicycle path parallel to Waterfront Drive, as well as landscaping throughout the site. On-site landscaping would incorporate native plants, ranging from restored slough and wetland aquatic plants to upland trees, shrubs, and grasses indigenous to the region.
The four parcels which roughly make up the tract of land know as the Balloon Track have an existing general plan land use designation of Public/Quasi Public (PQP) with a corresponding zoning designation of Public (P). Five of the existing remaining parcels have an existing land use designation of Light Industrial (LI) with a corresponding zoning designation of Limited Industrial (ML). The last two parcels have an existing land use designation of Highway Service Commercial (HSC) with a corresponding zoning designation of Service Commercial (CS).
The future phase(s) of the project include amendment of the certified Local Coastal Program (LCP) to a combination of designations that include General Service Commercial (GSC), Professional Office (PO), Waterfront Commercial (WFC), Limited Industrial (LI), and Water Conservation (WC). The LCP amendments would include amendments to both the Land Use Plan, which is the relevant portion of the local general plan, and the Implementation Plan, which includes the zoning ordinance and zoning district maps.
The proposed project design would draw from the site’s maritime and industrial heritage, as well as from the contemporary influences of the Eureka waterfront, Old Town and downtown areas. Development of the site would seek to maximize views of Clark Slough, as well as Humboldt Bay, the small-boat marina, and the developing waterfront west of the site.
The potential significant environmental effects anticipated as a result of the project include effects related to air quality and transportation. The following categories of impacts were determined, after any mitigation, to be less than significant: Aesthetics, Agricultural Resources, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology, Soils, and Seismicity, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population and Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Urban Decay, Utilities and Service Systems.
Marina Center Local Coastal Program Amendment Ballot Measure
City Council Staff Report
Attachment 1 - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA, CALIFORNIA, CALLING FOR THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010, AS REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHARTER, FOR THE SUBMISSION TO THE VOTERS THE MARINA CENTER LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT BALLOT MEASURE.
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Attachment 2 - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA, CALIFORNIA, REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT TO PROVIDE ELECTION SERVICES AND TO CONSOLIDATE THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 WITH THE STATEWIDE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON THAT DATE PURSUANT TO SECTION 10403 OF THE ELECTIONS CODE.
Attachment 3 - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY BALLOT MEASURE AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS.
Attachment 4 - RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA, CALIFORNIA PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS FOR CITY MEASURES SUBMITTED AT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.
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Notice of Final City Action filed with the Coastal Commission
Coastal Commission Notification of Appeal Period
Notice of Determination
November 3, 2009 CDP Public Hearing
Revised Resolution approving coastal development permit (signed)
State Lands Commission letter
Comments received at public hearing
October 27, 2009 EIR Certification Meeting
Staff Report revised
Revised EIR Certification Resolution (signed)
ESA Response to Agency FEIR Comments
ESA Response to Public FEIR Input
CBRE Response to Conflict of Interest
October 20, 2009 Council Meeting
Summary of Master Responses
Summary of Revisions
October 6, 2009 Report to Council
Written portion of Report
Power Point presentation
Marina Center Application (12.7 MB)
Notice of Preparation
Public Scoping Session Transcript (84.4 KB)
State Clearinghouse Routing Sheet (128.5 KB)
Notce of Completion (SCH# 2006042024)
Comments on Draft EIR