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AMY SKEWES-COX, AICP

Environmental and Land Use Planner and Project Manager

Amy Skewes-Cox has a consulting business specializing in environmental and land use planning. Ms. Skewes-Cox has over 34 years of experience in working with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other legislation related to land use and environmental planning.

 
EDUCATION

B.S., Conservation of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley

M.L.A., Landscape Architecture/
Environmental Planning, University of California, Berkeley

 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Certified Planners

Association of Environmental Professionals

American Planning Association

Ms. Skewes-Cox is currently managing Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the St. Mary’s College Master Plan Update in the Town of Moraga, the Whistlestop/Eden Senior Housing Project in San Rafael, the Tierra Linda MIddle School Campus Rebuild for the San Carlos School District,  and the Corte Madera Inn Rebuild Project.   She recently managed an EIR for a 670-unit residential project (with option for up to 938 units) and General Plan amendment in Sunnyvale, an EIR for a 400-acre park in Humboldt County, two EIRs on the College of Marin Bond Spending Implementation Plan, Initial Studies for the Mountain House New Town (San Joaquin County), and CEQA documentation for school reconstruction projects in Piedmont, San Carlos, Berkeley, and San Anselmo. She has been project manager for environmental impact studies for the following categories of projects:

New Towns

Specific Plans and Master Plans

General Plans and General Plan Amendments

Institutional Developments

Commercial Developments and Industrial Business Parks

Residential Subdivisions

Water/Wastewater Projects and Roadway Expansions

Other than environmental documents, Ms. Skewes-Cox also prepared the Kirkwood Ski Resort Specific Plan (Draft), the Downtown Markleeville Revitalization Plan (Alpine County), and Design Review Guidelines (Draft) for the City of Berkeley and the town of Lockeford (San Joaquin County). Her responsibilities have included report preparation, public presentations to decision-making bodies and the public, coordination of public workshops, and agency consultation. The projects she has managed have ranged from small Initial Studies ($14,000 to $40,000) to large, complex environmental documents for new towns and General Plans ($200,000 to $650,000). Ms. Skewes-Cox has a reputation of completing projects in a timely manner and within budget. She works closely with a team of specialists, depending on the issues of concern, for such topics as traffic, air quality, noise, and biological resources.

Prior to starting her own consulting practice, Ms. Skewes-Cox worked as a Project Manager for the firms of LSA Associates, Inc., Parsons Engineering-Science, and Baseline Environmental Consulting. She also served as Interim County Planner for Alpine County (1995) and dealt with a variety of land planning issues unique to the Sierra Nevada region. She worked for 16 months (2009-2011) with the firm of Environmental Science Associates (San Francisco) as a Community Development Manager for the North Bay Area.

Representative projects Ms. Skewes-Cox has managed include the following:

 

Institutional Projects

St. Mary’s College Master Plan Update EIR

San Carlos School District Tierra Linda Campus Rebuild Project EIR

San Carlos School District Central Middle School/Bridge School at Arroyo EIR

City of Tiburon Library Expansion Initial Study (Belvedere-Tiburon Library)

Delta Community College at Mountain House EIR (San Joaquin County)

Marin Community College District: Measure C Bond Spending Implementation Plan Initial Studies and EIRs for both Kentfield and Indian Valley Campuses (Marin County) and EIRs for the Child Development Center and the New Academic Building

Piedmont School District Notices of Exemption for Reconstruction Projects (City of Piedmont)

Berkeley Unified School District Initial Study for Realm Charter School

Northeast Quadrant Science and Safety (NEQSS) Projects EIR (U.C. Berkeley)*

Underhill Area Master Plan EIR (Draft)
(U.C. Berkeley)

Escondido Village Student Housing Project (Stanford University)

Bodega Marine Laboratory Long Range Development Plan EIR (U.C. Davis)

College Apartments Infill Project EIR
(U.C. Santa Cruz)

Biological Expansion Building EIR
(Stanford University)

* Served as adjunct staff for UC Berkeley Capital Projects office overseeing EIR.

 

New Towns, General Plans, & General Plan Amendments

East Weddell Projects General Plan Amendment EIR (City of Sunnyvale)

Helena General Plan Update EIR (Napa County)

Mountain House New Town General Plan Amendment EIR (San Joaquin County)

San Joaquin County General Plan EIR

Nevada County General Plan Final EIR

Christiansen and Bach General Plan Amendment (GPA) EIR (Lathrop)

 

Park & Open Space Projects

Old Railroad Grade Initial Study (Marin County Open Space District)

Arana Gulch Park Master Plan EIR
(City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Dept.)

Mike Fox Skate Park EIR (City of Santa Cruz)

Pogonip Master Plan EIR (City of Santa Cruz)

Southern Humboldt Community Park EIR
(Humboldt County)

 

Specific Plans & Master Plans

Brisbane Baylands Specific Plan EIR (serving as Project Director) (City of Brisbane)

Kirkwood Specific Plan (Draft) (Alpine, El Dorado and Amador counties)

Bahia Master Plan EIR (City of Novato)

Stanly Ranch Specific Plan EIR (City of Napa)

Pogonip Master Plan EIR (City of Santa Cruz)

Hercules Properties/Gelsar Specific Plan EIR
(City of Hercules)

 

Infrastructure & Industrial Projects

Union Pacific Railroad Modernization and Expansion Project EIR (San Joaquin County)

Caltrans Non-motorized  Transportation Pilot Program (NMTTP) – City of Mill Valley Steps Initial Study

Union Pacific Facility Expansion and Modernization Project EIR (San Joaquin County)

City of Berkeley Saltwater Pipeline Supplemental EIR

Stockton Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion Initial Study

Berryman Reservoir Replacement EIR (East Bay Municipal Utility District)

Central Landfill EIR (Contra Costa County)

Gemini Telescope Environmental Assessment (Hawaii)

Hazardous Waste Management Plan EIRs for Nevada County and Napa County

Roblar Road Quarry EIR (Sonoma County)

Carson Hill Gold Mine EIR/EA (Calaveras County)

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Cloud Seeding EA (Tuolumne County)

 

Residential, Commercial, &
Office Development Projects

Corte Madera Inn Rebuild EIR (Town of Corte Madera)

San Bruno School District Property Residential Development EIR (City of Daly City)

101 Hayes Street Building EIR (City and County of San Francisco)

Hemme Hills Residential Development EIR
(Contra Costa County)

Rudnick Estates Final EIR (City of Novato)

Lemme Residence Initial Study (City of Mill Valley)

Riley Subdivision Initial Study (Town of
Corte Madera)

Via Moraga Residential Subdivision Initial Study (Town of Moraga)

801 State Street Senior Housing Development Initial Study (City of Novato)

Volunteer Positions

 Ms. Skewes-Cox is on the Board of Trustees for San Domenico School (San Anselmo, CA) and on the San Anselmo Open Space Committee.    She is also a Board member of Citizens Reach Out.