Press ReleaseCity of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317

11/6/2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #221
Subject :

Coyote Hills EIR comment period extended
Contact :Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Public Information Coordinator    (714) 738-6317
In response to public request, the City of Fullerton has extended the deadline for comments on the draft environmental impact report (EIR) on the West Coyote Hills Specific Plan.

The new deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. The previous deadline was Nov. 13.

Comments are to be submitted to the attention of Senior Planner Melanie Mullis either in writing in care of the Development Services Department, Fullerton City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton 92832, or by email to MelanieM@ci.fullerton.ca.us.

The draft EIR, released for public review Sept. 29, was prepared by Keeton Kreitzer Consulting of Tustin. The city directed preparation of the document to comply with requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, and is the lead agency.

The 582-acre West Coyote Hills site is bounded on the north by La Habra, on the east by Euclid Street, on the west by the new Hawks Pointe community, and on the south by Rosecrans Avenue. Gilbert Street divides the property from north to south.

Developer Pacific Coast Homes proposes to build a maximum of 760 housing units in an approximate 177-acre portion of the area. Other components of the West Coyote Hills Specific Plan include a 17.1-acre public use site; a 5.2-acre neighborhood commercial development; and open space and recreational uses on 279.4 acres. Road improvements comprise another 29.3 acres.

In addition, the city is proposing improvements to the existing 72.3-acre Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve, including an interpretive center, restrooms, trails and interpretive signage, a small parking area, and restoration of some coastal sage ground cover. As proposed, these improvements will be funded by Pacific Coast Homes.

Copies of the draft EIR may be reviewed in the Development Services Department, as well as at the Fullerton Main Library, 353 W. Commonwealth, and the Hunt Branch Library, 201 S. Basque Ave.

The document has also been converted to PDF format and placed, in its entirety, on the City's website, www.ci.fullerton.ca.us. In addition, free CD ROM copies of the report are available from Development Services.

Printed copies of the draft EIR may be purchased in Development Services at a fee equal to the printing costs.

Further information about the draft EIR may be obtained by calling Mullis at (714) 738-6837.

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