Current Projects

Hanford's planning staff and Planning Commission regularly review development projects. All of the related review meetings are open to the public, and Hanford's community is invited to participate.

Public comments and suggestions on all of the development projects are critical to achieving the best results for Hanford. Plan on attending one or more of these meetings; learn more about the issues, and let the City hear your thoughts! If you are unable to attend but are interested in the outcome of the meetings, you can get the information in the Planning Commission Minutes, posted on this website.

Major Development Projects & Environmental Impact Reports (EIR)

The City Council and Planning Commission review developmental projects and meetings are open to the public.

Liberty Pointe - Approved by Planning Commission on November 28, 2023

The City of Hanford has prepared an initial study for Liberty Pointe - Tentative Tract 930, Planned Unit Development No. 2020-01, and Variance No. 2021-01.  The comment period was open from  October 20 to November 9, 2023 [20-day comment period]. The Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing can the Public be found here.  

The amended initial study can be found here.

Stonehaven - Approved by City Council, Forwarded to Kings County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) 

The City of Hanford has prepared an initial study for Stonehaven - Annexation 162, Prezone No. 0001-23, Tentative Tract 940, and Planned Unit Development No. 13-23. The Notice of Intent to Adopt A Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing can be found here.  The public review and comment period was open for 30 days from August 11 - September 11, 2023. 

The initial study can be found here.

Downtown Improvements Project Update

On Monday, August 7, contractors will be in Hanford to take core and soil samples on Douty Street and Seventh Street. Portions of the shoulder and some parking on Douty Street and Seventh Street will not be available while work is being conducted. 

Signs notifying residents of the shoulder closures will be placed in the downtown area by this weekend and traffic cones delineating the closed shoulders (shown in red on the map) will be placed on Monday, August 7. The City expects work to be completed by the end of the day on Monday, August 7. 
Street Closure PortionsLearn more about the Downtown Improvements Project: https://www.cityofhanfordca.com/1489/Downtown-Improvements-Project

Questions: Email dip@hanford.city

Hanford Place - In Environmental Review Phase

The City of Hanford has prepared an initial study for Hanford Place - General Plan Amendment No. 2022-01, Rezone 2022-01, and Planned Unit Development No. 2022-01. The Notice of Intent to Adopt A Mitigated Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing can be found here. The public review and comment period is open for 30 days from July 7 - August 7. A public hearing will take place before the Planning Commission on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The public hearing item was continued. A new public hearing date has not been scheduled. 

The initial study can be found here.

Lunaria - Approved by Planning Commission on June 13, 2023

The City of Hanford has prepared a Final Focused Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Lunaria - Vesting Tentative Tract 938. A 45-day public review period was open from April 12 to May 27th on the Draft EIR. A 10-day public review period was open from June 3 to June 13th. The public hearing was conducted on June 13, 2023 before the Planning Commission. Notice of the meeting can be found here. 

The Final Focused Environmental Impact Report can be found here. The Appendices to the FEIR can be found here.

The Notice of Availability can be found here.