1 Edge Road, Tree Removal Project
The Town of Atherton has received an application for a Planning Commission Heritage Tree Removal Permit at 1 Edge Road. The proposed project consists of the removal of ten (10) heritage trees existing on site. The trees proposed to be removed are due to proposed problematic conditions presented, proposed as (A) interfering with adequate buildable area (B) safety, and (C) undesirable species (non-native palms). The proposal further proposes to plant a total of 10 replacement trees on-site (1:1 replacement ratio) subject to Planning Commission approval.
The Atherton Municipal Code requires the removal of more than 2 trees on a lot less than 1 acre to be subject to environmental review. In accordance with the AMC and provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as the lead agency, the Town has has prepared an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) finding that although the project could have a significant effect on the environment, there will not be a significant effect, because the mitigation measures incorporated into the project will avoid potentially significant impacts. The public review period for the IS/MND is from March 27, 2020 to 5:00 p.m. April 16, 2020
The proposed project requires the Heritage Tree Removal Certificate and environmental document to be considered by the Planning Commission at a public hearing. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 22, 2020. Public notices of this meeting will be mailed out to all property owners within 500 feet of the subject site at least 10 days prior to the hearing date. The Planning Commission agenda and staff report can be found online, the Thursday prior to the hearing date, here: https://www.ci.atherton.ca.us/143/Planning-Commission
Comments or questions on the IS/MND or project, please contact:
Stephanie B. Davis, AICP