Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report

The City of Sacramento has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report for the Downtown Specific Plan. The comment period is from February 15, 2017 to March 17, 2017.

The issuance of the NOP is to inform all responsible agencies of the decision to prepare an EIR. The purpose of the NOP is to provide information describing the project and its potential environmental effects and to seek input from responsible agencies as defined by CEQA (PRC Section 21069) and the public. Agencies should comment on such information as it relates to their statutory responsibilities in connection with the project.  The full NOP is attached and is available at the City’s Community Development Department webpage at:

A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, March 2 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sacramento City Hall, 915 I Street, Room 1119, Sacramento, California 95814. Responsible agencies and members of the public are invited to attend and provide input on the scope of the EIR. Written comments regarding relevant issues may be submitted at the meeting. Comments and suggestions as to the appropriate scope of analysis are invited from all interested parties.  Written comments or questions concerning the proposed project should be submitted to the following address no later than March 17, 2017 (Public counter hours are 9AM-4PM):

Tom Buford, Senior Planner

Community Development Department

300 Richards Boulevard, Third Floor

Sacramento, CA 95811