Canyon Springs Draft Environmental Impact Report
Canyon Springs DEIR by Chapter
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6 CEQA REQUIRED ASSESSMENT <br /> <br /> <br />6-1 <br /> <br /> <br />This chapter provides an overview of the impacts of the proposed project <br />based on the technical analyses presented in Chapters 4 and 5. The topics <br />covered in this chapter include growth inducement, unavoidable significant <br />impacts, and significant irreversible changes. A more detailed analysis of the <br />effects the proposed project would have on the environment is provided in <br />Chapter 4 of this document. Project alternatives are discussed in Chapter 5. <br /> <br /> <br />A. Growth Inducement <br />Section 15126.2(d) of the State CEQA Guidelines requires that an EIR discuss <br />the ways in which a proposed project could foster economic or population <br />growth, or the construction of additional housing, either directly or indirect- <br />ly, in the surrounding environment. Typical growth inducing factors might <br />be the extension of urban services or transportation infrastructure to a previ- <br />ously unserved or under-served area, or the removal of major barriers to de- <br />velopment. This section evaluates the proposed project’s potential to create <br />such growth inducements. Not all growth inducement is negative. Negative <br />impacts associated with growth inducement occur only where the project <br />growth would cause adverse environmental impacts. <br /> <br />1. Population Generation <br />The 2025 General Plan includes policies to control how growth occurs within <br />Truckee and the sphere in order to ensure that it is well-managed; infill de- <br />velopment is encouraged, as is development adjacent to existing developed <br />areas. Within this framework, the proposed project would result in the de- <br />velopment of 185 new housing lots and a corresponding increase in the <br />Town’s population of approximately 468 persons. This would represent a <br />three percent increase in relation to the Town’s recent U.S. Census popula- <br />tion count of 16,180 persons over the buildout of the proposed project. As <br />concluded in Section 4.10, Land Use and Planning, of this Draft EIR, the pro- <br />ject’s proposed 185 lots is consistent with the General Plan land use designa- <br />tion RES (Residential) which permits 0.5 to 1 dwelling units per acre <br />(du/acre) and the proposed project meets the Town’s current property zoning <br />allowing for 213 residential units (RS-1). Infrastructure associated with the
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