Napa County Skyline Park Lease Alteration


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Napa County Skyline Park Lease Alteration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project consists of the approval of proposed improvements by Napa County at the Napa County Skyline Park pursuant to existing State lease No. L-709. Proposed park improvements include a new greenhouse to propagate native plants for habitat restoration projects and a covered horse arena. The greenhouse would be located next to an existing greenhouse and outdoor native plant propagation area. Planned dimensions for the greenhouse would be 24 feet in width, 60 feet in length, and 12.5 feet in height. The greenhouse will include minimal utility lighting inside the structure and exterior lighting only if necessary. The covered arena would be located between an existing uncovered arena and an existing barn. Planned dimensions for the arena would be approximately 100-110 feet wide, 200-220 feet in length, and 18 feet in height to eaves or 28-30 feet to the ridge of the arena cover. The covered arena will include interior lighting only within the roof framing directed downwards. The covered arena will screen users from seasonal elements (hot summer sun and winter rains) and reduce mud conditions in wet winter months. The planned uses are consistent with County plans for the park and will not change the character of the area or types of allowed or existing activities in the park. The proposed park improvements (greenhouse plant propagation and equestrian activities associated with a covered arena) represent a minor or negligible expansion of existing uses and activities at Napa County Skyline Park.

Contact Information
Jane Hershberger
Department of General Services
Lead/Public Agency
Professional Services Branch 707 Third Street, 3rd Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone : (916) 376-1604



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is exempt under Section 15301, Existing Facilities, which covers, in part, operation, leasing, and minor alterations of existing public facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use. The existing lease allows, subject to the approval of DGS, improvements to the park that are consistent with existing park uses and activities, the County's development plan for Skyline Park, and the County's General Plan. The proposed improvements are not located in an environmentally sensitive area. The greenhouse will be used to propagate native plants for the park and restoration habitat projects. The covered horse arena will provide improved riding conditions for users by screening riders from seasonal elements (summer sun and winter rain) and reduced mud in wet winter months. The proposed park improvements will not introduce any new uses at the park or change existing park characteristics; there is one existing greenhouse, an outdoor plant propagation area, one existing uncovered arena, barn, and horse trails at the park. The proposed improvements will result in minor or negligible expansion of use at the public park, are consistent with the County's General Plan and development plan for the park, and are not located in an environmentally sensitive area. County zoning does not apply, because the lease is with the County, and the County Zoning Ordinance does not apply to County projects. The proposed greenhouse is also exempt under Section 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, that includes construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures. The proposed greenhouse would be approximately 1,440 square feet in size.

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