Environmental Review

Downtown Vitalization Specific Plan (DVSP)

Public Scoping Meeting

Pursuant to the public participation goals of CEQA, as set forth in particular in Public Resources Code Section 21083.9, subdivision (a), the City, in its role as Lead Agency, will hold a public scoping meetings to provide an opportunity for the public and representatives of public agencies to address the scope of the EIR. Due to COVID-19, the Scoping Meeting for the EIR will be held virtually. The meeting will occur on June 9th, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

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 Meeting ID: 822 1847 6296Passcode: 682146

Marina DVSP Notice of Preparation

Initial Study – Mitigated Negative Declaration

DVSP Draft Initial Study
Appendix DVSP -  City of Marina Downtown Vitalization Specific Plan
Appendix BIO -  Biological Resources Assessment
Appendix TRIBAL AB 52  -  Tribal Consultation Correspondence
Appendix NOI -  Noise Analysis Data
Appendix AIR  -  CalEEMod Data
Appendix TRAF-1  -  Marina Downtown Traffic Study
Appendix TRAF  -  2 Senate Bill 743 Analysis
Appendix ENG  -  Energy Calculations

Joby Aviation Proposed New Aircraft Assembly Hanger Building



 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.

Draft Environmental Assessment 


The Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted for the proposed project can be viewed at the link below.

Mitigated Negative Declaration