Fullerton College is preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Fullerton College Sherbeck Field Improvements Project. The proposed project encompasses the installation of permanent prefabricated aluminum bleachers, six field lighting stanchions, a new sound system, press box and storage building at the existing Sherbeck Field. Sherbeck Field would continue to be used for academic instruction, competitive athletics, and rentals; however, Sherbeck Field is proposed to host competitive football games, which are currently held at other locations. The inclusion of field lighting as part of the project would allow Fullerton College to add more evening classes, to offer a balanced schedule, and provide more class options for students who may not be able to take physical education during the day. It is anticipated that these improvements would begin in spring 2019 and would last approximately six months.
The description, location, and the potential environmental effects resulting from the proposed project are contained in the initial study, which is available below, through the District's website (https://www.nocccd.edu/), and at the Administrative Offices, North Orange County Community College District office in Anaheim.
The initial environmental review indicates that the proposed project may have potentially significant effects on the environment in the following categories: aesthetics, air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, noise, public services, recreation, transportation and traffic, tribal cultural resources, and mandatory findings of significance. The EIR will include an analysis of these impact areas, as well as feasible mitigation measures and alternatives to avoid or reduce potential impacts.
The North Orange County Community College District’s Master Plan, created in 2011, identifies the construction and renovation projects that are needed for Fullerton College. As of spring 2015, following the confirmation of Measure J, the college is embarking on a planning process to determine the sequencing and location of those projects.