City of Marina Affordable Housing Overlay
The City of Marina Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO) Project serves to implement Housing Element programs and meet the City’s Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) by encouraging the development of very low income and low-income affordable housing and new multi-family residential development. Overlay zoning is a regulatory tool that creates a special zoning district, placed over an existing base zone(s), to establish special land use regulations, standards, or procedures in areas with unique land use, site planning, building design, or environmental resource issues. An AHO provides a clear list of development standards and incentives for developers who include affordable homes in their multi-family residential development. Additionally, an AHO encourages production of affordable homes rather than requiring it. The overlay is layered on top of established base zoning regulations, leaving in place opportunities for property owners to develop within these existing rules. Rather than imposing restrictions, an AHO presents property owners with more choices by offering benefits to projects that increase the supply of affordable housing.
Downtown Specific Plan (DSP)
Joby Aviation Proposed New Aircraft Assembly Hanger Building
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
AVAILABILITY OF A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
FOR A PROPOSED AVIATION MANUFACTURING FACILITY
AT MARINA MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
MONTEREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for a proposed aviation manufacturing facility at Marina Municipal Airport. The FONSI is based on results documented in a Final Environmental Assessment (EA), completed in June 2021. The Proposed Project consists of the construction of a single story, 580,000-square foot steel building, which would be used for producing lightweight, all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Activities proposed within the new building include manufacturing, composite fabrication, assemblage of aircraft, parts testing, and research and development. Related airport operations would include aircraft testing and integration utilizing airport taxiways and remote test areas. The federal action would be a revision to the airport layout plan (ALP) to depict the project development.
The FONSI indicates that the Proposed Project is consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act and will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The Final EA and FONSI are available online for review at: https://cityofmarina.org. Anyone seeking a hard copy of the FONSI or Final EA should contact the Assistant City Manager’s Office at (831) 884-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org..
Finding of No Significant Impact
Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, Section 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given that the City of Marina, as owner and grant sponsor of Marina Municipal Airport, proposes to seek Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to develop 25.7 acres on the Marina Municipal Airport between the planned Marina Airport Business Park and an existing taxilane with aeronautical/mixed-use land uses. The Proposed Project consists of the construction of a single story, 580,000-square foot steel building, which would be used for producing lightweight, all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Activities proposed within the new building include manufacturing, composite fabrication, assemblage of aircraft, parts testing, and research and development. Related airport operations would include aircraft testing and integration utilizing airport taxiways and remote test areas.
A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Project and has been prepared pursuant to the requirements of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 509(b)(5) of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. The FAA is the Lead Agency to ensure compliance with NEPA for airport actions. The Draft EA was prepared in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. The federal action would be a revision to the airport layout plan (ALP) to depict the project development.
Beginning April 21, 2021, a copy of the Draft EA will be available for review by the public and interested parties for 30 days at: https://cityofmarina.org. Any interested parties requesting a hard copy of the report should contact the Assistant City Manager’s Office at (831) 884-1240 or at the email address given below. Anyone wishing to comment on the Draft EA may submit written comments by letter or email to the following physical or email addresses:
Mr. Matt Mogensen, Assistant City Manager
City of Marina - City Manager’s Office
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
The cutoff date for comment submission is not later than 5:00 PM – Pacific Daylight Time, May 21, 2021. Please allow enough time for mailing. All comments must be received by the deadline, not simply postmarked by that date.
The Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted for the proposed project can be viewed at the link below.