Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project
At the City Council meeting on November 19, 2012, Mayor John Chiang announced that the City of Piedmont has reached and executed an agreement with the Friends of Moraga Canyon (FOMC) to settle the lawsuit brought by that organization regarding the CEQA process for the Blair Park element of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project. Blair Park, LLC and the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) have also joined in the settlement.
The Final Project Proposal (15MB) for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project as submitted by the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization, is currently available for public review. The document is 37 pages long and contains both written and graphical representations of the proposed project. Hard copies of the proposal are available in City Hall for inspection.
On December 5, 2011, the City Council approved the Blair Park element of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project and rejected the Coaches Field element of the same project. Along with approving the Blair Park element, the Council passed several conditions of approval for the project. The Council did not act on a proposed site lease for the construction of the Blair Park element, continuing that matter to a future meeting. On December 9, 2011, the official Notice of Determination was filed with the Alameda County Recorder’s office. Click to view documents for theDecember 5, 2011 City Council Meeting.
On May 7, 2012, the Piedmont City Council approved a resolution to formally rescind the approval granted for the Blair Park element of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project. This action, recommended by the City Administrator and the City Attorney, terminates the Blair Park Component of the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project as proposed by the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization. The Coaches Field element of the project was previously disapproved at the Council meeting of December 5, 2011.
For further information, please contact Recreation Director Mark Delventhal at (510) 420-3073 or City Clerk John Tulloch at (510) 420-3041.
The City of Piedmont and the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) have executed a Reimbursement and Indemnification agreement regarding the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields project. This agreement, effective August 12, 2011, sets forth the terms by which the PRFO shall pay for legal and consultant costs directly or indirectly incurred by the City in connection with review and processing of the proposed project, including legal defense costs. Click to read the Reimbursement and Indemnification Agreement. You can also view the Limited Engagement Retainer Agreement.
Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Report
Response to Comments
- Cover & Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – List of Commenting Agencies, Organizations, and Persons
- Chapter 3 – Master Responses
- Chapter 4 – Comments & Responses
- Chapter 5 – Draft EIR Text Revisions
- Chapter 6 – Report Preparation
Draft Environmental Impact Report
- Cover & Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 – Introduction
- Chapter 2 – Executive Summary
- Chapter 3 – Project Description
- Chapter 4 – Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures – Introduction
- Section 4.1 – Land Use & Planning Policy
- Section 4.2 – Aesthetics
- Section 4.3 – Biological Resources
- Section 4.4 – Geology, Solis, and Seismicity
- Section 4.5 – Hazards & Hazardous Materials
- Section 4.6 – Hydrology and Water Quality
- Section 4.7 – Traffic & Circulation
- Section 4.8 – Noise
- Section 4.9 – Air Quality
- Section 4.10 – Global Climate Change
- Section 4.11 – Public Services
- Section 4.12 – Parks & Recreation
- Chapter 5 – Alternatives Analysis
- Chapter 6 – CEQA Required Assessment Conclusions
- Chapter 7 – Report Preparation
- Appendix A – Notice of Preparation
- Appendix B – Comments Received in Response to the Notice of Preparation
- Appendix C – Traffic Impact Analysis
- Appendix D – Air Quality Monitoring
- Appendix E – Global Climate Change Modeling
At its meeting on December 1, 2008, the City Council amalgamated environmental review of the Coaches Field Synthetic Turf and Lighting Project with studies of the proposed sports fields at Blair Park.
To review previous council actions, public comments and supporting documentation, select from the following documents:
Click to read the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields EIR Schedule – Updated 10/25/2010
December 5, 2011 City Council Meeting Materials: Public Notice, Staff Report from the Recreation Director, Supplemental Staff Report from the CIty Administrator, Correspondence Received, Exhibit A - Addendum for the Final Environmental Impact Report (15MB), Exhibit B - Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Consideration, Exhibit C - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program, Exhibit D - Draft Conditions of Approval, Exhibit E - Ordinance 701 NS – Site Lease (Including General Construction Provisions), Exhibit F-1 - Supplemental Cost Estimate for Phase 1 provided by the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization , Exhibit F-2 - Supplemental Cost Estimate for Complete Master Plan provided by the Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization , Exhibit G - Memo Regarding Estimated Operating and Maintenance Cost, Exhibit H - Memo Regarding Traffic Calming Option at Red Rock Road, Exhibit I - Response to Comments Received After Certification of the EIR (7MB), Errata to the Findings of Fact, Memorandum Regarding PRFO Cost Estimates from City Engineer John Wanger, and Minutes
March 2, 2011 Park Commission Meeting Materials: Public Notice, Agenda, correspondence received before 5:00PM on 02/28/11, and correspondence received before 03/02/11 at 2:00PM
February 24, 2011 Planning Commission Meeting Materials: Public Notice and Agenda, memo from City Planner Kate Black, Staff Report from Ms. Black, correspondence received, correspondence received through 4PM on 02/23/11, correspondence received through 4PM 02/24/11, roundabout proposal presented at the meeting, alternative proposal presented by Chuck Oraftik, and minutes.
January 19, 2011 Recreation Commission Meeting Materials: Public Notice, Agenda, Staff Report from Mr. Delventhal, Powers & Duties of the Recreation Commission (See Sec 25.7), Staff Report on EIR Certification from 12/06/10 City Council Meeting, Singer Lighting Study, memo from Kate Black to the Planning Commission, report entitled Evaluation of Turf Improvement Alternatives for Coaches Field, Mountain View Cemetery Proposal/Email, Emails to Al Peters and Friends of Moraga Canyon, William Blackwell Alternative, correspondence received, additional correspondence received, and PRFO 01/19/2011 proposal, and Minutes.
Click to read the Public Comment received on the Initial Study for the Moraga Canyon Sports Fields Project Please note: This document is 16MB (222 pages) and will require significant download time.
Click to read the November 7, 2008 memo on the subject of lighting intensity.
Click to read the Staff Report (includes Public Comment) and Minutes from the October 20, 2008 City Council Meeting discussing the proposed Negative Declaration for the Coaches Field Synthetic Turf and Lighting Project
Click to view PARCS original (June 16, 2008) and revised (September 5, 2008) proposals for the Blair Park Sports Field
Click to read the Callender Report, dated February 28, 2007 entitled Evaluation of Turf Improvement Alternatives for Coaches Field. Field use projections begin on page 113 (4th Appendix).