NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

95959 | 07/31/2020 | Ad id: 7-0000604450-01
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE TAHOE FOREST CHURCH USE PERMIT AMENDMENT PROJECT (PLN19-0099; AAP19-0002; EIS20-0005) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Nevada, as a lead agency, is circulating for public review a Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Tahoe Forest Church Use Permit Amendment Project. PROJECT LOCATION: 10315 Hirschdale Road located approximately 1-mile from the Community of Hirschdale and approximately 1/4 -mile south of State Highway 80 in the unincorporated area of Eastern Nevada County. Assessor Parcel Number: 048-200-011. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Tahoe Forest Church Use Permit. The project is an application to the Zoning Administrator for a Use Permit Amendment (AAP19-0002) to the previously approved Conditional Use Permit (U13-006) to add two approximately 900-square-foot modular classrooms for the Tahoe Forest Church. The proposed classrooms would be located along the western end of the existing Tahoe Forest Church and would also contain two approximately 885-square-foot decks that would provide access to each classroom. As proposed, the classrooms would provide additional space for Children's programs which are held during Sunday Church Worship Services and for Youth Group Services which are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The application also includes a request to permit an existing approximately 3,200-square-foot outdoor church service area which is located north of the existing Tahoe Forest Church building. Outdoor Church Services would be held during the months of May through September (weather permitting) with amplified sound, with no single service attendance estimated to exceed 400 people, including staff and personnel. During Outdoor Church Services the existing 160-capacity worship facility within the Tahoe Forest Church building would not be in use. The Use Permit Amendment also includes a request to hold up to 20 church fellowship events, such as potlucks and barbecues that would take place throughout the year. Times for these events would be limited to daytime hours of between 7am to 7pm and typically yield between 100 300 church members and their guests. For the full Project Description please see the Proposed Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. PUBLIC REVIEW: As a lead agency, in accordance with CEQA, Nevada County is distributing the Draft IS/MND to interested public and regulatory authorities for review and comment. Nevada County is inviting comments and concerns regarding the IS/MND during the public review period spanning August 3, 2020 to August 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review on Nevada County's website at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/994/Environmental-Documents. Written comments should be sent to the following address: Matt Kelley, Senior Planner, Nevada County Planning Department, 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170, Nevada City, CA 95959, Phone: 530-265-1423 - Email: Email Me on or before August 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Publication: July 31, 2020 Ad #0000604450