In July of 2017, the City Council took action on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s decision to certify an Environmental Impact (EIR) prepared for the West Napa Street Hotel project. The City Council voted to uphold the appeal to direct staff and the environmental consultants to prepare a Revised EIR addressing specified topics, including an updated transportation analysis and an expanded alternatives analysis. The revised Draft EIR was made available for public review from July 20, 2018, through September 13, 2018. A Planning Commission public hearing to solicit comments on the revised Draft EIR was held on September 4, 2018. The revised Draft EIR was distributed to local, regional, and State agencies and the general public was advised of the availability of the revised Draft EIR.
The Revised Final EIR is now available and provides responses to comments received on the revised Draft Environmental Impact Report (revised Draft EIR) for the proposed Hotel Project Sonoma (Project). The revised Draft EIR identified significant impacts associated with the Project and examined alternatives and recommended mitigation measures that could avoid or reduce potential impacts.
This document, together with the January 2016 Draft EIR, the October 2016 Final EIR, and the July 20, 2018, revised Draft EIR, will constitute the Final EIR. The City of Sonoma Planning Commission will be asked to certify these documents as complete and adequate under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The revised Final EIR and consideration of the Project before the City of Sonoma Planning Commission is scheduled for November 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at 177 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476.