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File #: 23-102    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/13/2023 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 10/4/2023 Final action:
Title: SUBJECT: Annexation and Prezoning Application #22-01, initiated by the City of Merced, on behalf of the Regents of the University of California, property owners. The application would involve the annexation of the University of California, Merced Main Campus as described in the University of California, Merced 2020 Long-Range Development Plan (dated March 2020) consisting of approximately 1,125 acres to the City of Merced and prezoning of the property to "Public Facility" (P-F) as well as the annexation of the 2-mile long section of Bellevue Road right-of-way from the current Merced City Limits at G Street to Lake Road (approximately 14 acres) for a total of 1,139 acres, as allowed by Assembly Bill 3312 (enacted in 2020) for a total annexation area of 1,139 acres. The UC Campus is generally located at the northeast and southeast corners of Bellevue and Lake Roads with a General Plan designation of "School."**PUBLIC HEARING** ACTION PLANNING COMMISSION: Recommendation to City Council ...
Attachments: 1. Att A - Draft PC Res #4124, 2. Att B - Location Map, 3. Att C - AB 3312 (Gray), 4. Att D - UC Annex Merced GP EIR Addm-Dec 2022, 5. Att E - UC Merced Annexation-PC 10-4-23.pdf
Planning Commission Staff Report

Report Prepared by: Kim Espinosa, Planning Manager, Development Services Department

Title
SUBJECT: Annexation and Prezoning Application #22-01, initiated by the City of Merced, on behalf of the Regents of the University of California, property owners. The application would involve the annexation of the University of California, Merced Main Campus as described in the University of California, Merced 2020 Long-Range Development Plan (dated March 2020) consisting of approximately 1,125 acres to the City of Merced and prezoning of the property to "Public Facility" (P-F) as well as the annexation of the 2-mile long section of Bellevue Road right-of-way from the current Merced City Limits at G Street to Lake Road (approximately 14 acres) for a total of 1,139 acres, as allowed by Assembly Bill 3312 (enacted in 2020) for a total annexation area of 1,139 acres. The UC Campus is generally located at the northeast and southeast corners of Bellevue and Lake Roads with a General Plan designation of "School."**PUBLIC HEARING**

ACTION PLANNING COMMISSION:

Recommendation to City Council
1) Environmental Review #22-15 (Addendum to Merced Vision 2030 General Plan EIR)
2) Annexation #22-01
3) Prezoning #22-01
CITY COUNCIL:
Approve/Disapprove/Modify
1) Environmental Review #22-15 (Addendum to Merced Vision 2030 General Plan EIR)
2) Annexation #22-01
3) Prezoning #22-01

SUMMARY
The application includes the annexation of the approximately 1,125-acre University of California Merced Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) area as well as the 2-mile-long right-of-way for Bellevue Road from G Street to Lake Road (approximately 14 acres) (Attachment B). The UC Campus land would be prezoned "Public Facility" (P-F). The UC and the City are in agreement on this annexation. Staff is recommending the Planning Commission recommend approval of this annexation to the City Council.

RECOMMENDATION
Planning staff recommends that the Planning Commission rec...

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