Environmental Review

Final Environmental Impact Report

The Comprehensive Advanced Planning Initiative Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared by the Town of Moraga (Town) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Town of Moraga Comprehensive Advanced Planning Initiative (“Planning Initiative”).

Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15088 and 15132, the Town of Moraga, as the lead agency, is required to evaluate comments on environmental issues received from persons who have reviewed the Draft EIR and to prepare written responses to those comments. This document together with the Draft EIR (incorporated by reference) comprise the Final EIR for the Planning Initiative. This Final EIR includes individual responses to each letter received during the public review period for the Draft EIR. In accordance with CEQA Guidelines Section 15088(c), the written responses describe the disposition of significant environmental issues raised. 

The Town has provided a good faith effort to respond to all significant environmental issues raised by the comments. The Final EIR also includes minor clarifications, corrections, or revisions to the Draft EIR suggested by certain comments.

Final Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Final Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (PDF)

Statement of Overriding Considerations (PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The Town of Moraga is soliciting comments pertaining to the content of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Town’s Comprehensive Advanced Planning Initiative. The Draft EIR identifies and discusses potential impacts resulting from implementation of the proposed Advanced Planning Initiative pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Advanced Planning Initiative includes an update to the Town’s Housing Element and corresponding rezoning of the Moraga Center Specific Plan and Rheem Park areas, rezoning of the Bollinger Canyon Study Area, and 2002 General Plan amendments to achieve internal consistency and meet recent State requirements. The purpose of the Advanced Planning Initiative is to ensure the Town has a sufficient number of appropriately zoned sites to meet its housing allocation. It is also intended to provide supportive housing goals, policies, programs, and quantitative objectives to meet the Town’s future housing needs. Copies of the Draft EIR are available for review at the Town’s Planning Department at 329 Rheem Boulevard, at the Town Library at 1500 St Mary’s Road.

Draft Environmental Impact Report (PDF)

Draft Environmental Impact Report Appendices (PDF)

How to Comment: You may provide comments regarding the content of the Draft EIR in writing to Afshan Hamid, Planning Director, Town of Moraga Planning Department, 329 Rheem Boulevard, Moraga, California 94556 or via email at makemoragahome@moraga.ca.us. Please include your name, phone number and email or postal address.

Comment Period: The public comment period will begin on October 27, 2022, and end on December 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 

Notice of Availability can be found below:

Notice of Availability (PDF)

Helpful Resources

Notice of Preparation and meeting information regarding the public scoping meeting.

Notice of Preparation (PDF)

The Public Scoping Meeting was held on Thursday, February 17, 2022. via Zoom.

Staff PowerPoint Presentation (PDF)