ER Willow Greenridge

The following is a Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (NOI/RROF) for Willow Greenridge, Daly City, CA. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 (CEST) from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) subject to related laws and authorities.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

October 23, 2020

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

On or about November 2, 2020 the County of San Mateo, Department of Housing will submit a request to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) for the release of $1,000,000 in Community Development Block Grants/Entitlement Grants (CDBG) funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Title I, Part 24, Section 570, Public Law 93-383, 88 Stat. 633, 42 U.S.C. 5301-5321, as amended, to undertake a project known as Willow Greenridge. The award of HUD funds is to the “Willow Greenridge” project, consisting of the rehabilitation of two separate developments – Greenridge Apartments and Willow Gardens Apartments. A description of activities at both sites follow.

Greenridge Apartments includes nine (9) two-story buildings on one 2.61 acre parcel (APN 010-440-670) with address 1565 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California 94080. Greenridge Apartments contains 34 large family units constructed in 1995. The project is rehabilitation. The rehab work includes new windows, lighting, HVAC, electrical upgrades, cabinets, flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, landscaping, gutters, fencing, accessibility improvements, parking lot improvements and site work. Site work includes expanding the parking lot to create up to seven (7) additional parallel parking spots on the drive aisle. The work will necessitate a retaining wall in two areas. The total area of disturbance is approximately 800 square feet to a depth up to three feet.

Willow Gardens Apartments includes nine (9) separate non‐contiguous buildings on nine (9) separate parcels with address 982, 986 and 990 Brusco Way (APNs 011-270-120, -110 and -100, respectively); 344, 364, 383 and 395 Susie Way (APNs 011-270-360, -300, -170, -200, respectively); 976 Sandra Court (APN 011-271-100); and 986 Nora Way (APN 011-264-020), South San Francisco, CA 94080. All of the buildings were constructed in 1971. The project is rehabilitation. The rehab work includes new windows, siding and stucco, lighting, HVAC, electrical upgrades, lighting, cabinets, flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, accessibility improvements, and new roofing.

The total project cost is estimated to be $14,679,068.

The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) subject to related laws and authorities. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR).  The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to Ying Sham, HCD Specialist II, County of San Mateo, Department of Housing at ysham@smchousing.org

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Ying Sham, HCD Specialist II, County of San Mateo, Department of Housing via email at ysham@smchousing.org . All comments received on or before November 2, 2020 will be considered by the County of San Mateo prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The County of San Mateo certifies to the U.S. HUD that Raymond Hodges, in his capacity as Director of the Department of Housing, San Mateo County, 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 TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

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, Section 58.75) and shall be addressed to Community Planning and Development (CPD), San Francisco Field Office, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region IX at CPD_COVID-19OEE-SFO@HUD.GOV . Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Raymond Hodges, Director and NEPA Certifying Officer
County of San Mateo, Department of Housing


Below, please find a copy of this

  • "Willow Greenridge – Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds”

along with

  • "Greenridge Environmental Review Record (CEST)"; and
  • “Willow Gardens Environmental Review Record (CEST).”
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