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File #: 19-168    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Passed
File created: 3/25/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 5/20/2019 Final action: 5/20/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving General Plan Amendment #19-01 to Amend the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element to Eliminate a Portion of Mission Avenue, Between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99, Includes Adopting a CEQA Categorical Exemption Pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines and Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Intent to Abandon the Same Parcel and Setting a Public Hearing on June 17, 2019, for the Vacation Process (Vacation #18-01) REPORT IN BRIEF Considers adopting a resolution to amend the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element to eliminate the portion of Mission Avenue, between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99 and adopting a CEQA Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines. In addition, the Council will consider adopting a resolution declaring the intent to vacate this area (Mission Avenue, between S. Coffee Street and Highway 99) and S...
Attachments: 1. Location Map.pdf, 2. Legal Description.pdf, 3. Vacation Map.pdf, 4. City of Merced Circulation Plan (Figure 4.1).pdf, 5. City of Merced Major Regional Route (Figure 4.2).pdf, 6. Proposed Adjacent Development.pdf, 7. Categorical Exemption.pdf, 8. Planning Commission Resolution.pdf, 9. Draft City Council Resolution for General Plan Amendment #19-01.pdf, 10. Draft City Council Resolution for Vacation #18-01.pdf, 11. Presentation.pdf
Report Prepared by: Francisco Mendoza-Gonzalez, Associate Planner, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Approving General Plan Amendment #19-01 to Amend the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element to Eliminate a Portion of Mission Avenue, Between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99, Includes Adopting a CEQA Categorical Exemption Pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines and Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Intent to Abandon the Same Parcel and Setting a Public Hearing on June 17, 2019, for the Vacation Process (Vacation #18-01)

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers adopting a resolution to amend the Merced Vision 2030 General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element to eliminate the portion of Mission Avenue, between S. Coffee Street and State Highway 99 and adopting a CEQA Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines. In addition, the Council will consider adopting a resolution declaring the intent to vacate this area (Mission Avenue, between S. Coffee Street and Highway 99) and Setting a Public Hearing on June 17, 2019, for the vacation process.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion:

A. Adopting Resolution 2019-25, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, for General Plan Amendment #19-01 to amend the Merced General Plan Transportation and Circulation Element, which would modify the City of Merced Circulation Plan (Figures 4.1 and 4.2) and all associated maps and descriptions throughout the General Plan, to eliminate Mission Avenue, between Coffee Street and State Highway 99 and adopting a CEQA Categorical Exemption pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines; and,

B. Adopting Resolution 2019-24, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, declaring its intention to abandon a portion of Mission Avenue, between Coffee Street and State Highway 99 [approximately 400 feet long] (Vaca...

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