No. The Circulation Element of the City’s General Plan requires new projects to conduct traffic studies according to established standards. As part of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a thorough traffic study was performed.
The traffic study examines street and intersection capacities, starting with existing background conditions. It adds the proposed project, other approved projects, and buildout of vacant land within City limits per General Plan and zoning land use densities. This permits a comprehensive, data-based view of existing and future traffic volumes to be attained and analyzed.
This data informs where traffic improvements such as widening, additional turn lanes, and traffic signals are needed to ensure traffic flow stays above acceptable thresholds.
All operational aspects of Coral Mountain were considered in the traffic analyses performed, including daily community traffic and the limited number of proposed special events.
The recommendations of the traffic studies are incorporated into the mitigation measures of the Final EIR and project conditions of approval. The timing of any required improvements become precursors to permits.