ER for Midway Village

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

AND

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 19, 2020

County of San Mateo, Department of Housing
264 Harbor Blvd., Building A
Belmont, CA 94002-4017

This Notice shall satisfy the above-cited separate but related procedural notification requirements for activities to be undertaken by the County of San Mateo.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about November 4, 2020, the County of San Mateo will authorize the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of 150 Project-Based Section 8 Vouchers, as authorized by the United States Housing Act of 1937, Section 8 (c)(9), as amended, to undertake a project known as Midway Village Affordable Housing Project (“Midway Redevelopment”) for the purpose of providing affordable housing.

The Midway Redevelopment (“Project”) is located at 45 and 47 Midway Village Drive, Daly City, San Mateo County, California 94014 (APNs 005-330-020; 005-330-100; 005-330-180; 005-330-260; 005-330-340; 005-330-030; 005-330-110; 005-330-190; 005-330-270; 005-330-350; 005-330-040; 005-330-120; 005-330-200; 005-330-280; 005-330-360; 005-330-050;005-330-130; 005-330-210; 005-330-290; 005-330-370; 005-330-060; 005-330-140; 005-330-220; 005-330-300; 005-330-380; 005-330-070; 005-330-150; 005-330-230; 005-330-310; 005-330-390; 005-330-080; 005-330-160; 005-330-240; 005-330-320; 005-330-400; 005-330-090; 005-330-170; 005-330-250; 005-330-330) The Project is a multi-phase affordable housing development that will include 555 affordable housing units on a 15 acre site in two to four-story buildings with residential units, parking garages, community amenities and a day care. The unit mix will be 92 studios, 116 one-bedroom units, 190 two-bedroom units, and 133 three-bedroom units and 24 four-bedroom units. Onsite amenities also include community rooms, lobby and mail room, file room, offices, and after school program space. A total of 735 parking spaces will be provided onsite along with bicycle parking spaces. The project will be 100% affordable.

Total project cost is estimated to be $400,000,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The County of San Mateo has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at https://housing.smcgov.org/doh-public-notices.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments by email to Barbara Deffenderfer, HCD Specialist II, at HCD@smchousing.org. All comments received by 5:00 PM on November 3, 2020, will be considered by the County of San Mateo prior to submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of San Mateo certifies to the U.S. HUD that Raymond Hodges, in his capacity as Director, in his capacity as NEPA Certifying Officer consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the County of San Mateo to use Program funds. 

OBJECTIONS

U.S. HUD Office will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer or other officer of the County of San Mateo approved by the U.S. HUD; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE  has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be emailed to the HUD grant administration office at: RROFSFRO@hud.gov and todd.r.greene@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Raymond Hodges, Director and NEPA Certifying Officer

 

Below, please find a copy of this "FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI) and NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS" along with "Environmental Assessment - Determinations and Compliance Findings for HUD-assisted Projects - 24 CFR Part 58"

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