Pursuant to State of California Public Resources Code (PRC) § 21091(a) and the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA Guidelines), as amended to date, as Lead Agency, the Town of Mammoth Lakes is circulating for public review a Draft EIR for the proposed Mammoth Creek Park West New Community Multi-Use Facilities Project.
A 45-day public review period for the Draft EIR begins on Friday, December 29, 2016 and ends on February 13, 2017. Town staff will respond to all comments received on the Draft EIR. Comments may be submitted by facsimile, letter, or electronic mail.
Copies of the Draft EIR are available during the 45-day public review period at the following locations: Town of Mammoth Lakes, Community and Economic Development Department, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite R, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546;
Town of Mammoth Lakes website: www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov;
Mono County Library, 400 Sierra Park Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
All comments and responses to this notice should be submitted in writing to: Sandra Moberly, Community and Economic Development Manager, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Community and Economic Development Department, P.O. Box 1609, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite R, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 93546, (760) 965-3633, or via email at email@example.com.
Public Meeting: In addition to the opportunity to provide written comments in response to this Notice of Availability, the Town will conduct a public meeting during the regularly scheduled Planning and Economic Development Commission Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2:00PM to receive oral and written comments from agencies, organizations and interested parties regarding the Draft EIR. The meeting will be held at the Town Council Chambers at Minaret Village Shopping Center, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite Z, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.
Project Description: The Project consists of constructing new community multi-use facilities at the project site, encompassing a maximum 100-foot by 200-foot ice rink (winter)/recreation/event area (RecZone) covered by an approximately 30,000 square feet roof structure and additional storage and support space.
In addition, the proposed project includes a 13,000 square-foot complementary community center, reconfiguration and improvements to an existing playground to add accessible interactive components, restroom improvements, and 107 additional surface parking spaces.
The project would also include an active outdoor recreation area to the west of the new community multi-use facilities. Upon project completion, the existing Mammoth Ice Rink/RecZone (located at 416 Sierra Park Road) would be made inactive, and the existing community center (located at 1000 Forest Trail) would remain under Town operation.
The Project is located at Mammoth Creek Park West (686 Old Mammoth Road) and is comprised of Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs) 040-140-001-000 and 040-140-002-000.
Additional information about the project can be viewed online at www.planmcp.com.