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City Council Public Hearing
Join by Zoom: http://eastpaloalto.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx This is the final public hearing on this project.
The purpose of this meeting is for the East Palo Alto Planning Commission to recommend that the East Palo Alto City Council certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and approve permits that constitute approval of the project.
Where to Review the FEIR and the University Circle Phase II project information
• City of East Palo Alto Planning Division at 1960 Tate Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
• East Palo Alto Library at 2415 University Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303
• Online at: https://www.cityofepa.org/planning/project/university-circle-phase-ii.
How to Comment on the FEIR and the Project
• If you wish to comment in writing or by phone in advance of the public hearing: Contact Kelly Beggs, City of East Palo Alto by mail, 1960 Tate Street, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, phone (628-222-5985, or email email@example.com. Include “University Circle Phase II” in the subject line.
Learn about the proposed Phase II of the University Circle office campus. The University Circle team will present the project and take input and questions from the community. We are encouraging people to come early to hear the presentation in full without having to wait. We will repeat the presentation if residents show up later.
Join the meeting on Zoom from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://cxp.zoom.us/j/89043668643
Or join by phone:+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 890 4366 8643
Spanish translation will be available.
Final Environmental Impact Report and Project Public Hearings
It is anticipated that the Final Environmental Impact Report for the project will be released in March, 2022 with Planning Commission and City Council hearings in early spring.
Draft Environmental Impact Report
Public review of the Draft EIR ended on December 20, 2021.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Scoping Session
Study Session with the EPA Planning Commission to gain community input and Planning Commission input on what should be includedin the EIR studies.
Outreach to Community Groups
Sent a letter to the community and directly contacted several community groups alerting them to the upcoming Scoping Session for the Environmental Impact Report and offering to meet via Zoom. Met with Westside neighbors.
Formal Project Application
Submitted Formal Project Application to the City of East Palo Alto to add a fourth building to the University Circle campus. The file attached here is the most up to date version of the submittal.
Direct mailed every residential and business address on the westside inviting them to a community meeting to learn about the proposed building and provide input on public benefits needed on the Westside. Invitations and meeting materials provided in English and Spanish.
Launched the University Circle Newsletter to update the community on activities at University Circle and the proposed project. Updated the community on 11/13/17, 6/11/18, 2/12/19, and letter to the community, 6/12/19.
Early Phase of Community Outreach
Met with Westside neighbors and residential tenant groups. Began sustained involvement in the East Palo Alto community, hosting community events on-site and supporting local non-profits organizations focusing on education and job training.
Pre-Application to the City of East Palo Alto
Submitted Pre-Application to the City of East Palo Alto to add a new building to the University Circle campus.
EPA General Plan/Westside Area Plan
Project consistent with General Plan goals. Chapter 11, Westside Area Plan, references potential future expansion at University Circle.