Aliso Niguel Parking Lot Addition


SCH Number
Public Agency
Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD)
Document Title
Aliso Niguel Parking Lot Addition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conversion of turf area into a small parking lot.

Contact Information

David A. Doomey
Agency Name
Capistrano Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
City: Aliso Viejo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15311
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines 15311 exempts the construction or placement of accessory structures or uses. Specially, Class 11 exempts the construction of minor structures accessory to existing institutional facilities, including but not limited to small parking lots. The proposed project will convert a turf area into a small parking lot for school parking. The project will provide 93 additional parking spaces on the school site. The parking lot will be located at the southern end of the school site, adjacent to an existing parking lot. A walkway which surrounds the turf area and leads off site will be retained in place. The school has experienced a parking shortage for a number of years and the District has worked with the City of Aliso Viejo to identify ways to alleviate the problem. The addition of 93 parking spaces will help to ease the current parking deficiency. The new parking lot will disturb an area of approximately 0.66 acre of existing turf landscaping and will require minor site preparation work including grading. Water runoff will flow via concrete grouted rip rap to the north and into a turf area. This configuration will prevent water runoff from being directed into the nearby Aliso Creek. Four light standards will be installed to provide security lighting in the new parking lot. The light standards will be approximately 29 feet in height, and will be shielded to prevent light spill onto adjacent areas. There is no reasonable probability that the project will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances because the site is already developed with a high school, and water runoff from the parking lot will be directed onto a turf area and away from Aliso Creek.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print