Restoration and Re-use of "Power House" Building


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Document Title
Restoration and Re-use of "Power House" Building
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project involves the repair, restoration, and re-use of the Power House on the Cal Poly campus. Constructed in 1908, the building is on the National Register of the Historic Places. The repaired and restored building will be used for displays, community outreach, educational seminars, a resource library and offices. The work consists of structural, electrical, plumbing and interior repair and rehabilitation to bring the currently de-commissioned building into serviceable use. All work will be done in a manner consistent with the "Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings."

Contact Information

Michael Multari
Agency Name
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project constitutes a Class 1 categorical exemption for purposes of the CEQA, as it is the repair of a structure with no expansion and with no substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource; and a Class 31 categorical exemption as the project will repair, rehabilitate, restore, preserve, and conserve a historic resource in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards as cited above.

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