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Environmental/Other Projects

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires public agencies document and consider the potential environmental effects of any agency actions that meet CEQA's definition of a "project."  A"project" is an action with the potential to result in direct or indirect physical changes in the environment.  A project includes the agency's direct activities and activities that involve public agency approvals or funding.  Guidelines for an agency's implementation of CEQA are found in the "CEQA Guidelines" (Title 14, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations).


Provided a project is not found to be exempt from CEQA, the agency evaluates the potential environmental effects of the project with an Initial Study that determines if the project would involve "significant" environmental effects as defined by CEQA and to describe feasible mitigation measures to avoid the significant effects or reduce to a less than significant level. 


In the event the Initial Study does not identify significant effects or identifies mitigation measures that would reduce all of the significant effects of the project to a less than significant level, the agency may prepare a Negative Declaration.  If this is not the case, the agency must prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The agency may also decide to proceed directly with the preparation of an EIR without preparation of an Initial Study.


Current Development Projects


NorCal Logistics Center

The applicant, Arch Road L.P., proposes to further subdivide approximately 325 acres (“project site”) of its 495-acre property.  The project site is comprised on two non-adjacent portions:  an approximately 50-acre southern portion adjacent to Arch Road and an approximately 275-acre northern portion adjacent to Mariposa Road.  The entirety of applicant’s property is presently zoned for the development of industrial uses, “as of right,” within the City of Stockton. The proposed subdivision will not enlarge nor change the industrial development already allowed on the property. Therefore, the “project” consists of simply further subdividing the northern and southern portions of the project site:  (i) the approximately 50-acre southern portion located along Arch Road would be subdivided into 6 new lots (total) (this parcel is 56 gross acres, however 6 acres are setback for Weber Slough and will be avoided by the project); and (ii) the approximately 275-acre northern portion located along Mariposa Road would be subdivided into 15 new lots (total).

Bear Creek South

Bear Creek South is a Master Development Plan project located in San Joaquin County immediately north of the current Stockton city limits and bounded on the north by Bear Creek, on the east by the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, on the south of Morada Lane, and on the west by West Lane.  The project totals approximately 504 acres with up to 3,622 residential dwelling units.  The proposed project would also involve approximately 12 acres of commercial development, 12 acres of K-8 school, and approximately 48 acres of parks, parkways as well as public utility facilities.  The project also proposes an Annexation, General Plan Amendment, Pre-zoning, Master Development Plan, Development Agreement and Precise Road Plan Amendment (P10-038).

East Fremont Street Retail Center

For the proposed East Fremont Street Retail Center Project, the project proposes total commercial development in two phases of up to 50,372 square feet of floor space, on an approximately 6.2-acre site.  Phase 1 proposes the construction of three buildings: a Walgreens retail store, a bank, and a retail building.  No site plans currently have been prepared for Phase 2; however, commercial development is anticipated.  The project also proposes a General Plan Amendment and rezoning of the seven parcels within the project site.  Project located southeast of Fremont Street and Wilson Way. Approved by City Council on May 7, 2013.


Bear Creek East

Bear Creek East Specific Plan is comprised of approximately 317 acres.  The proposed project site is bounded by Eight Mile Road on the north, Union Pacific Railroad on the east and West Lane on the west and Bear Creek on the south in north Stockton.  Public Hearing: City Council February 25,2014.


Approved Major Development Projects

ACE Facility Annexation

The Altamont Commuter Annexation Project (ACE) involved the annexation and Pre-zoning of 230 acres.


Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay is a planned residential community of 173 acres and approximately 1,343 residential units, designed with a variety of park and open space amenities.  It's located on the south side of Eight Mile Road, east of Bishop Cut and Rio Blanco Road and west side of Westlake at Spanos Park West.


Delta Cove Project

Delta Cove is a planned residential community of 359.5 acres and approximately 1,545 residential units.  The project site is located on the south side of Bear Creek, west side of the future extension of Trinity Parkway,and east and north of Mosher Slough.


Mariposa Lakes Specific Plan Project

Mariposa Lakes consist of approximately 3,810 acres of urban development, comprising approximately 11.5 million square feet of industrial and business/professional development; 1.0 million square feet of commercial development; approximately 10,566 low, medium and high-density residential units; and schools, parks, recreation areas, open spaces, and other amenities. 


Sanctuary Master Development Plan

Sanctuary is approximately 7,070 dwelling units, 483,984 square feet of offices, 208,272 square feet of retail, and approximately 100 hotel rooms are planned on the site, along with three lakes, a marina, a private River Club, religious facilities, four schools, orchards, vineyards, a small winery, and extensive recreational open space.  Approximately 1,728-acres of the total 1,839-acres of land are considered develop-able; the remaining 111 acres consists of the Levee Walk.


Tidewater Crossing

Tidewater Crossing Master Development Plan project comprised of a approximately 2,663 dwelling units on 909 acres.  The community consists of a mix of residential, commercial and industrial land uses.  The Master Development Plan will provide a variety of parks, open space, green belts and bike/trial systems along French Camp Slough.  It is located on the southwest of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport, west of State Route 99 and northeast of French Camp Road. 


Weston Ranch Towne Center

Weston Ranch Towne Center includes a 232,000 square foot Wal-Mart Super center and proposed 134,720 square foot major retail space.



Major Projects Map reflects Major Development Projects that are received, anticipated and approved.



External Links

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

CEQA Process Flow Chart

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/8/2014