Collier Park Renovations Project

The Collier Park Renovations Project Master Plan proposes the construction of recreational facilities and other improvements at Collier Park in the City of La Mesa, San Diego County, California. The proposed project is organized into four areas:

1) Panhandle
2) Spring House
3) History Hill
4) Collier Club House

The improvements associated with each project area include the following:

Panhandle. The Panhandle area, which is situated in the southern and western portions of the park, is primarily developed for recreational use with existing facilities such as a tennis court, playground, restrooms, picnic area, and parking lot. Proposed improvements in the Panhandle area include relocation and reconstruction of the drinking fountain structure; replacement of the playground, restrooms, tennis court, and parking; and installation of walking paths, landscaping, drainage, and security features.

Spring House. The existing Spring House is located adjacent to the Panhandle area of Collier Park. As part of the proposed project, the City is proposing to mothball the Spring House building to protect it from weather and vandalism. The preservation practice of mothballing may be put into place when funds are not currently available to put a deteriorating structure into a useable condition.

History Hill. The History Hill area, which is situated in the southeastern portion of the park, currently consists of mostly undeveloped parkland. The History Hill area would be converted into a grassy amphitheater built into the hillside and would also include installation of walking paths, landscaping and security features.

Collier Club House. The Collier Club House area, which is situated in the northern portion of the park, currently consists of mostly undeveloped parkland. Proposed improvements in the Collier Club House area include construction of a club house building, an outdoor event area (two outdoor seating areas and a ceremony stage), a plaza area, and parking, as well as the installation of walking paths, and landscaping.

The proposed project would be completed in phases, generally corresponding to the four project areas described above. The Panhandle Area would be constructed first and would be completed prior to the construction of the other three phases. The remaining areas may be constructed in any order and may be constructed concurrently. Dates of construction are currently unknown due to lack of funds.

Final Environmental Impact Report
A recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report was available for public review for a 45 day period, which ran from November 20, 2014 to January 5, 2015. Copies of the document were available for review at the La Mesa Library, Community Development counter and City Clerk's office. Any questions or concerns should be directed to: Chris Jacobs, Acting Community Development Director/Senior Planner by phone, 619.667.1188, or by mail, 8130 Allison Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942.

Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program
Part 3 Response to Comments
Chapter 1 Summary (revised)
Chapter 2 Introduction (revised)
Chapter 3 Environmental Setting
Chapter 4 Project Description (revised)
Chapter 5 Existing Conditions, Impacts and Mitigation
5.1 Aesthetics
5.2 Air Quality
5.3 Biological Resources
5.4 Cultural Resources (revised)
5.5 Geology and Soils
5.6 Greenhouse Gas Emissions
5.7 Hazards and Hazardous Materials
5.8 Hydrology and Water Quality
5.9 Noise (revised)
5.10 Transportation and Traffic
Chapter 6 Cumulative Impacts (revised)
Chapter 7 Other CEQA Considerations
Chapter 8 Alternatives (revised)
Chapter 9 References (revised)
Chapter 10 EIR Preparers

Appendix A Notice of Preparation and Comments on the NOP
Appendix B Air Quality Analysis
Appendix C Biological Resources Letter Report
Appendix D Cultural Resources Survey
Appendix E Historic Resources Evaluation Report (revised)
Appendix F Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation
Appendix G Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis
Appendix H Noise Technical Report (revised)
Appendix I Traffic Impact Analysis