Santa Cruz Residence Hall Fire Safety and Renewal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
Santa Cruz Residence Hall Fire Safety and Renewal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Santa Barbara campus proposes to provide fire and life safety system upgrades and renovate the Anacapa residence hall. Santa Cruz Hall, built in 1959, is composed of two 2-story wings connected by a central common area. Santa Cruz Hall provides 517 beds in 216 residential units. This project will retrofit the wings and common area spaces with a fire sprinkler system; replace the fire alarm system; replace windows; upgrade lighting; and refurbish interior of the entire residence hall. In total, the project encompasses 52,000 ASF (79,079 GSF). All improvements are interior and the project does not include building expansion. The project does not propose an increase in occupancy. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification.

Contact Information

Shari Hammond
Agency Name
University of California, Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15031
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project includes interior improvements to a residence hall and will not result in land disturbance or impacts to sensitive resources. The project is short term and temporary (3 to 4 months).

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