By Bart Grundig
The city of Oceanside has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Coast Highway Corridor Study, available for public review through Aug. 28.
The purpose of a DEIR is to provide the public with information about the study and its potential environmental effects. The DEIR also evaluates measures that will offset and/or minimize any significant, adverse effects on the environment.
The DEIR analyzes the potential impacts from the proposed Complete Streets improvements including modifications to the Coast Highway corridor and roadway, such as conversions to one lane in each direction, streetscape improvements, intersection roundabouts, pedestrian, parking and bicycle facilities.
The proposed modifications to Coast Highway are from the north city limits to the south city limits. The Incentive District zoning overlay would apply to land uses that generally front Coast Highway from Seagaze Drive to south of Eaton Street. The Incentive District is a proposed optional zoning overlay program that individual developers could choose to apply for new development or redevelopment within the overlay boundary in lieu of existing underlying zoning.
A Notice of Availability (NOA) is a formal notice, published in the Federal Register that announces the issuance and public availability of a draft or final environmental document. Copies of the DEIR and supporting documents will be available for public review and comment on the sity of Oceanside website: http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/coast_highway_corridor_study/
Copies of the document are available at the following locations: The Oceanside Planning Division counter located in the Civic Center at 300 North Coast Highway, the Oceanside Main Library at 330 North Coast Highway, or the Oceanside Mission Branch Library located at 3861-B Mission Avenue. Questions about the DEIR should be directed to John Amberson, transportation planner, at (760) 435-5091 or JAmberson@ci.oceanside.ca.us.