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CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), passed by the California Legislature in 1970, the City of Pacific Grove conducts environmental reviews of public and private projects. The environmental documents prepared by the City are provided to both decision-makers and the public for their consideration and comment. The documents include Environmental Impact Reports (EIR's) and Negative Declarations (ND's). The City's Environmental Impact Report Ordinance (Title 23.77 of the Pacific Grove Municipal Code) specifies how Environmental Impact Reports are carried out.

Active Initial Studies and Negative Declarations

  • None

Active Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

CEQA Resources for additional information:

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, State Clearinghouse

Hotel Durell Project
Final Environmental Impact Report - July 2018

Final Environmental Impact Report - February 2018

Hotel Durell Final EIR_Appendix A.1.
Hotel Durell Final EIR_Appendix A.2.
Hotel Durell Final EIR - Appendices B-D

Draft Environmental Impact Report - August 2017

Appendix C Combined
Appendix 2 NOP
Appendix 3 Plans
Appendix 5 Noise
Appendix 6 Transportation
Appendix 7 UTL
Appendix 8 GHG
Appendix 9 Energy

Notice of Preparation -  March 15, 2017 through April 14, 2017
Scoping Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on April 4, 2017 at 515 Junipero Ave

  • Area of Special Biological Significance Stormwater Management Project
  • Local Water Project
  • Cal-Am Pumphouse Historic Demolition Permit HDP14-405.  The project consists of demolition of a pumphouse located at 260 Sinex Ave, in the roundabout.  The structure is listed on the City's Historic Resources Inventory.  A summary handout is available that gives a brief overview of the EIR process and tentative timeline. The Final Environmental Impact Report was reviewed at the following public hearings:
    • Historic Resources Committee September 30, 2015 - to consider and make a recommendation on Historic Demolition Permit HDP 14-405.
    • Architectural Review Board October 13, 2015 - to consider and make a recommendation on Historic Demolition Permit HDP 14-405.
    • City Council October 21, 2015 - to certify the Pump House Historic Demolition Permit Final Environmental Impact Report​ and to consider Historic Demolition Permit HDP 14-405​.

Final Environmental Impact Report September 2015

Governor's Office of Planning and Research State Clearinghouse and Planning Unit

Appendix A - Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Appendix B - Engineering Resumes
Appendix C - Complete Public Review Draft EIR - The comment period ran from Friday, June 12 through Monday, July 27, 2015.

Appendix A - Initial Study
Appendix B - Notice of Preparation Comments
Appendix C - Structural Assessment Report
Appendix D - Biological Resources
Appendix E - Historical Resources
Appendix F - Hazardous Materials Report

Notice of Preparation Monday, April 13, 2015 through Wednesday, May 13, 2015
EIR Scoping Meeting on April 30, 2015 @ 7pm at the Pacific Grove Community Center
Initial Study Background Document

Contact:  Anastazia Aziz, AICP, Senior Planner