Hearst Castle Grand Entrance Stairway Railing Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Hearst Castle Grand Entrance Stairway Railing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Install a safety handrail along the eastern stairway at the Grand Entrance to Hearst Castle State Historic Monument to provide dual access to the north terrace from both the western and eastern stairways of the unfinished entrance and ensure visitor safety. Work will drill up to thirty holes with a maximum diameter of 2 inches and depth of 12 inches, to anchor in cement approximately 130 linear feet of pre-fabricated decorative steel hand rails and posts with a finish height of approximately 42 inches. Work will apply an evenly spaced, smooth, textured 1 ½ inch cement cap to the rough, unfinished concrete landing and steps on the eastern stairway. The finished work will match the existing hand rails and surface of the western stairway and is consistent with treatment of ancillary structures and contributing elements identified in the Olmsted Cultural Landscape Report.

Contact Information
Doug Barker
California Department of Parks and Recreation
750 Castle Rd
San Simen, CA 93452

Phone : (805) 927-2119


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Hearst Castle State Historic Monument

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Continued- Sec:15311,15331 This project consists of the repair and maintenance of existing public structures and facilities involving no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction or location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures; placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing facilities; included as construction or installation of fencing or railings, and work limited to the maintenance, repair, stabilization, or reconstruction of historical resources 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 (1995), Weeks Grimmer, as enumerated in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR SS 15300.4

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