Environmental Planning

  • Preparation of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Documents
  • Preparation of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents
  • Consultation on CEQA and NEPA Requirements and Processes
  • Environmental Document Review and Comment Letters

Odell Planning & Research, Inc. (formerly known as Michael Paoli & Associates and Paoli & Odell, Inc.) began preparing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents in 1972, shortly after the California Supreme Court, in Friends of Mammoth v. Board of Supervisors of Mono County, determined that CEQA applied to private and public projects. We have prepared CEQA and NEPA documents on a wide range of projects, including residential, commercial, redevelopment, general plan, transportation (roads, bridges and airports), flood control, hospital, public school, community college and university projects.

Since about 1990, we have focused much of our work on public agencies and school districts in particular. We have prepared the environmental documents for most of the schools constructed in the Clovis, Fresno, Central, Sanger and Kings Canyon Unified School Districts during the past 30 years. These include the Buchanan, Reagan, and Clovis North Educational Centers in Clovis Unified; Sunnyside High School and Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School in Fresno Unified; Central East High School and the Koligian Educational Center in Central Unified; Sanger High School in Sanger Unified; as well as over 50 elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools in these and other districts.

We have also completed substantial work for the State Center Community College District, including the environmental documents for Clovis Community College; the renovation of the historic Old Administration Building on the Fresno City College campus; the new parking garage, science building and child development center at Fresno City College; the new math, science and engineering building and child development center at Reedley College; the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Reedley College; the West Fresno Community College Center, the Madera Community College Center at Oakhurst, and the First Responders Campus in southeast Fresno.