Revised BLUMA EIS Schedule

As presented to City Council on May 18th, the revised Balanced Land Use and Mobility Analysis (BLUMA) EIS schdule is now available by clicking here.



The BLUMA EIS project team discovered a scrivener’s error in the City’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan. This resulted in inconsistencies in data points in analysis for the Draft EIS. The most recent project timeline did not include time to resolve this previously undiscovered situation and has been revised as described below.


Revised Schedule

The revised BLUMA EIS schedule is as follows:

Task

Start

Complete

Determine accurate growth figure, conduct further traffic modeling, and chart a course for reconciliation in the EIS analysis

Mar 29

May 7

Consultant Team develops Preliminary Draft EIS (PDEIS)

May 10

June 18

City staff review of PDEIS

June 21

July 16

PDEIS revisions by Consultant Team

July 19

Aug 6

Final print check of PDEIS before issuance for public comment

Aug 9

Aug 13

Transmittal and final City review of PDEIS

Aug 16

Aug 20

Issue Draft EIS

Aug 26

Aug 26

30-day public comment period1

Aug 26

Sept 27

Consultant Team reviews public comments with City and develops comment matrix

Sept 28

Oct 5

Consultant Team prepares Preliminary Final EIS2 (PFEIS)

Oct 6

Dec 3

City staff review3 of PFEIS

Dec 6

Jan 7, 2022

Revisions to PFEIS by Consultant Team

Jan 10

Jan 28

Second City staff review of PFEIS

Jan 31

Feb 4

Final revisions to PFEIS by Consultant Team

Feb 14

Feb 18

Final Print check review of PFEIS before issuance

Feb 21

Feb 25

Issue Final EIS

Mar 3

Mar 3

1. 30 days falls on Saturday, September 25, extended to the following Monday

2. Includes holiday

3. Includes holidays

The difference between the most recent BLUMA EIS schedule and the schedule described in this memo is approximately five months. This additional time accounts for the necessary time to correct discrepancies, verify information, review time, still ensure time for robust public comment, and allow for various legal holidays.

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