The San Diego Unified School District proposes to construct a new multimedia center on the high school campus within an existing asphalt parking lot. The new multimedia center will be approximately 2,900 square feet in size consisting of a studio, control room, a classroom, three editing rooms and a machine room. The new multimedia center will ensure the students have access to high-quality career technical education offerings that mirrors what they would see in their industry work environment today. The new building will incorporate the concept of sustainable design and green building strategies, such as photovoltaic panels, renewable and recycled building products and energy efficiency.
The proposed project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15303 (c) - New Construction of Small Structures (new multimedia center) of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. This project is considered exempt because: 1) the multimedia center will not use significant amounts of hazardous substances; 2) the area surrounding the multimedia center is not environmentally sensitive; 3) the multimedia center will be less than 10,000 square feet in size; 4) it will serve the existing student population; 5) it does not have the potential to trigger any of exceptions identified in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2.