Eastmoor Residential Development Environmental Assessment
[ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT WITH ATTACHMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW RECORD AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE]
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
August 24, 2023
City of Daly City
333 90th Street
Daly City, CA 94015
County of San Mateo
Department of Housing
264 Harbor Boulevard, Building A
Belmont, CA 94002
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Daly City and the County of San Mateo.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about September 11, 2023 the City of Daly City and the County of San Mateo will each submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of federal funds. The combined City and County investment of federal funding is approximately $1,128,804 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds and $1,199,503 in HOME American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP) funds under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, and authorize the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) to submit a request for 36 Project-Based Vouchers ($22,120,320 over 20 years) under Section 8(c)(9) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, to undertake a project known as the Eastmoor Residential Development for the purpose of providing affordable housing.
The Core Companies proposes to develop the Eastmoor Residential Development on a 0.37-acre vacant site located at 493 Eastmoor Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015 (Assessor’s Parcel Number [APN] 008‑082‑200), at the northwest corner of Eastmoor and Sullivan Avenues in a commercial and residential area of Daly City. The proposed project is new construction of a 70,399-gross-square-foot, 85-foot-tall, seven-story, mixed-use apartment building and associated improvements. The building would contain 35 studio apartments, 36 one-bedroom apartments, and 1 two-bedroom apartment for a total of 72 dwelling units on floors 3 through 7, and 1,196 square feet of street-level retail/office space. All dwelling units in the building would be rental and affordable to lower income families. Common amenity space for residents would include a 3,396-square-foot podium courtyard, 1,156-square-foot community room, 457-square-foot fitness room, 542-square-foot bike room, 542-square-foot reading room, and 450-square-foot laundry room. A total of 32 parking spaces would be provided in a second-floor parking garage, including two accessible spaces and four Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and 28 Level 1 EV charging stations, as well as 10 bike parking spaces.
The total project cost is estimated to be approximately $71,774,049 from all funding sources.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Acting as the Responsible Entity under a Lead Agency Agreement with the County of San Mateo, the City of Daly City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at City of Daly City Economic and Community Development Department, 333 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015, and at the County of San Mateo Department of Housing, 264 Harbor Boulevard, Building A, Belmont, CA 94002, and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., at either office. The ERR is also available at https://www.dalycity.org/eastmoorea.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Lenelle Suliguin, Senior Management Analyst, Housing and Community Development Division, City of Daly City, 333 90th Street, Daly City, CA 94015. All comments received by 5:00 P.M. on September 8, 2023 will be considered by the City of Daly City and the County of San Mateo prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
The City of Daly City certifies to the U.S. HUD that Thomas J. Piccolotti in his capacity as City Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Daly City and the County of San Mateo to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Daly City’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Daly City; (b) the City of Daly City has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD’s San Francisco Regional Office at One Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94104. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Thomas J. Piccolotti, City Manager