Parking Lot Expansion, Salinas Valley State Prison, Soledad, California

Summary

SCH Number
2008108204
Lead Agency
Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Document Title
Parking Lot Expansion, Salinas Valley State Prison, Soledad, California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/16/2008

Document Description
The project consists of the construction of paved parking lot adjacent to the existing east staff parking lot at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP). As a result of gradual increases in the number of staff at SVSP, the existing parking facilities are proving to be inadequate, leaving staff to park in unauthorized and unofficial parking locations within the SVSP property. On several occasions each month, SVSP's parking lots are completely filled due to in-service training, staff orientation, and range training. Due to the shortage of available parking spaces, employees are parking in fire lanes, grass strips, and thorough-fares. This creates a risk of blocking emergency vehicles and an increased potential for vehicular accidents. The parking lot will measure approximately 200' by 150', and will contain 60 parking spaces. It will be located in a previously graded area on the northern end of SVSP, between an adjacent parking lot and two roads. Construction activities will include grading and compacting the existing ground surface, importing and compacting aggregate base rock, spreading and compacting hot asphalt concrete over the approximately 30,000 square-foot area, installing drain pipes, and installing a single pole-mounted light fixture in the center of the new lot.

Contact Information
John Sharp
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
9838 Old Placerville Road, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95827

Phone : (916) 255-3013

Location

Counties
Monterey
Other Location Info
Salinas Valley State Prison, Highway 101 (5 miles north of Soledad)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 11, Section 15311 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15311 because it consists of the placement of a minor structure accessory to (appurtenant to) an existing institutional facility. Parking lots are identified in subsection (b) of 15311 as one example of a "minor structure."
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