Environmental Review

Environmental Review
Determining whether a development project will create an environmental impact is an important part of the development approval process. The City of Fremont Planning Division currently processes Environmental Impact Assessments for most projects within the City.

Depending on the scope of the project and its anticipated impacts, one or more of the following documents may have to be prepared:
  • Exemption - CEQA identifies that certain projects are not subject to environmental review based on the particular type or category of proposed project. Exemptions are commonly referred to as Statutory or Categorical Exemptions.
  • Initial Study - A preliminary analysis prepared to determine whether a negative declaration or environmental impact report should be prepared
  • Negative Declaration - Statement that the project will not have or can be prevented from having a significant adverse impact on the environment
  • Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - Detailed report that identifies potentially significant impacts which may include significant and unavoidable impacts of the project
Decisions about environmental impacts are governed by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Please review the documents below for information on each environmental review.

The following documents are provided for public review (Section 15087 of the CEQA Guidelines).  Technical appendices for the following environmental documents can be made available upon request by contacting the Project Planner.

Project Project Contact Resource
 Peralta Crossing (PLN2014-00297)
State Street Mixed-Use Development (PLN2015-00032), 39155 State Street
Dias Residential
Alder Avenue Planned District
Beachwood Townhomes (PLN2014-00237)
Central Commons (PLN2014-00250)
Old Canyon Road Bridge Foundation
5555 Auto Mall Pkwy General Plan Amendment
Mission Boulevard Townhomes
Palm Avenue Planned District
Stevenson Place General Plan
Stevenson City Parcel General Plan Amendment
Municipal Parcel Asset Transfer Clarification for the State Controller's Office
Washington Grade Separation Asset Transfer Clarification for the State Controller's Office
Warren Grade Separation Asset Transfer Clarification for the State Controller's Office
Shannon Townhomes
Lam Research (PLN2014-00148/ PLN2014-00192/PLN2014-00204)
Scribbles Montessori (PLN2013-00221)
Stegner Development
Fremont/Decoto Townhomes
CarMax (PLN2014-00059)
City of Fremont Permit Procedures, Requirements and City-Wide Design Guidelines
Redevelopment Successor Agency Long Range Property Management Plan
Pacific Commons Major Planned District Amendment (PLN2014-00138)
Long-Range Property Management Plan Compensation Agreement and Property Transfer
Bringhurst Planned District
Gwalani General Plan Amendment and Planned District (PLN2014-00153)
Palmdale Estates
AT&T Wireless
Verizon Monopalm
Warm Springs South Fremont
Community Plan
Draft Environmental Impact Report

(Downtown Community Plan)
  • Wayne Morris
  • (510) 494-4729
Laguna Commons
2013 California Building Standards
Code Adoption
Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance Amendments
Purchase and Sale Agreement for 
Old Haller's Site
St. Joseph's Priory
Durham Marketplace
Artist Walk Planned District
Disposition of Remnant Public
Right of Way
Housing Assets Transfer Agreement
Public Improvements Grant Unexpected Funds Remittance Agreement
Centerville Unified Site Remediation
Services and Funding Agreement
Long Range Property Management
Plan (Initial - May 2013;
Amendment - Novemer 2013)
Ardenwood Historic Buildings
Demolition Project