When will the Draft Environmental Impact Report and technical studies be released? When can I comment on this document?

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and associated technical studies will be released concurrently.  It is anticipated that the DEIR will be released in early April 2021.  Please check HERE for updates to the project schedule.  The DEIR and associated technical studies will be made available online HERE.  Hard copies of the document can be viewed at City Hall, 300 First Street, Community Development Department. 

Upon release of the DEIR, a 45-day public review and comment period will commence.   During the 45-day review period, a public hearing will be held at the Woodland Planning Commission, where the DEIR will be presented and the public will have an opportunity to provide comments.   Public comments can be provided at any time throughout the 45-day public review period by emailing ResearchPark@cityofwoodland.org

Prior to City Council approval and adoption of the WRTP Specific Plan, the City Council will certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), which will include a response to comments received during the 45-day public comment period and any final edits/updates to the EIR and Mitigation Monitoring Plan.   It is anticipated that the City Council will take action on the FEIR during a public hearing in Summer 2021.   

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1. What are the required project approvals/entitlements, timeline, and process going forward? When can I provide comments?
2. When will the Draft Environmental Impact Report and technical studies be released? When can I comment on this document?
3. When will the Technology Park start construction? What is the anticipated timeline for plan area build out?
4. What are the prospective anchor tenants in the Technology Park? Is there still a need for this type of facility given the “new normal” of working remotely?
5. Will local independent businesses be given priority in locating in the Technology Park? Will the city allocate funds for startup businesses in the plan area?
6. Is the City working with Woodland Community College to focus on long-term workforce development initiatives that will support efforts to train Woodland residents to be competitive for jobs that will
7. Will UC Davis be a development partner, like with Aggie Square in Sacramento?
8. How will the Village Center be developed?
9. What businesses and uses are permitted in the Specific Plan area? Will there be a market or medical clinics, such as an urgent care clinic?
10. When will design of the 11-acre linear park take place? Will there be an opportunity for community input?
11. How wide will the greenbelt be?
12. On the circulation map (Chapter 4, Exhibit 4-2), there is an arrow indicating a future Woodland-Davis bikeway. What is that and when is it planned?
13. How is it ensured that the Tech Park builds out the way it is envisioned today?
14. How much will it cost to build out the project? How is it being funded?
15. Will the housing component have Mello-Roos?
16. How will the Technology Park project impact property taxes in Spring Lake? Will residents in the Technology Park plan area pay the same special tax to the City of Woodland as that paid by residents
17. Has there been any analysis on the potential effect on home/property values in Spring Lake?
18. Will Spring Lake parks be completed before the Technology Park begins construction?
19. Will commercial development in the Technology Park keep pace with residential development? How will this be guaranteed?
20. Will the Specific Plan accommodate a new public elementary school? Where would a school be located and how would it be paid for? How will infrastructure be provided?
21. How does the Specific Plan address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sustainability? Specifically what features will the plan area incorporate to meet the City’s Climate Action Plan goals and GHG
22. How will the existing agricultural uses be impacted by the project and what is the required mitigation to offset those impacts?
23. Is the processing of marijuana allowed in the Specific Plan area? Are their requirements for odor control?
24. Is the applicant team working with the Woodland Tree Foundation for plan area tree planting and placement?
25. Are apartments or “high density” housing included in the Plan Area and where will it be located?
26. What is the plan to make sure that diversity is maintained and to ensure neighborhoods are not designed only for elites and wealthy?
27. How is affordable housing addressed?
28. How is the Specific Plan addressing police and fire safety? Will police and fire response times be adequate in the Tech Park?
29. Will there be a new cell tower given the increased population in this location?
30. Will the project include Public Art?
31. How is parking addressed throughout the Specific Plan area, in the commercial/Technology Park and residential areas? How and where will visitor/public parking be accommodated? Will there be elect
32. Have traffic impacts to Spring Lake been analyzed? How will traffic impacts be addressed?
33. When will CR 25A be completed? Is a traffic signal planned at Hwy 113 and CR 25A interchange?
34. Will there be transit options in the Specific Plan, specifically connecting the plan area to UC Davis/City of Davis Amtrak?
35. In the proposed Specific Plan, the South Regional Pond footprint is roughly split 50% within the Specific Plan and 50% outside the Urban Limit Line south of CR 25A. Why is the Tech Park detention