Bay Street Tanks Solar Photovoltaic Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz, City of (City of Santa Cruz)
Document Title
Bay Street Tanks Solar Photovoltaic Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed Project involves the installation and operation of an approximately 266.5 kW photovoltaic (PV) system at the Bay Street Reservoir Facility (BSR). The BSR is an ideal candidate for PV due to its uniquely large size and limited shading from surrounding structures and lack of overhanging vegetation. When the tanks were installed and the new structures built within the former open-air reservoir, electrical conduit to support a future PV system was placed at the base of the tanks and along the south facing embankment. To accommodate the inverters, space was reserved within the control building with necessary underground conduit installed connecting the BSR site to the PG&E point-of-connection at the U2 Pump Station located 500 feet to the south.

Contact Information
Heidi Luckenbach
City of Santa Cruz Water Department
212 Locust Street, Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 420-5214


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3); 15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
No significant effect on the environment. New construction or Conversion of Small Structures.

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