Horizon prepared CEQA documentation (MNDs or EIRs) for replacement of 10 California Highway Patrol (CHP) Area Offices. Replacement facilities included stations in Crescent City, Quincy, Truckee, El Centro, Hayward, and San Bernardino. Facilities include office space, communication towers, vehicle maintenance areas, evidence storage areas, fueling stations, and parking and citation clearance areas. Each Area Office must be accredited under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) program at silver level or better. The facilities must also meet California Essential Services Buildings Seismic Safety Act requirements and other standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), California Green Code, and Title 24 energy and resource standards.
Key environmental resource topics analyzed in the CEQA documents include aesthetics of the Area Office buildings and communications tower, air quality, traffic and transportation, biological and cultural resources, and noise. In addition to preparing the CEQA documents, Horizon facilitates and coordinates scoping and public meetings, develops noticing and meeting materials, and responds to public comments on the CEQA documents.