Minor Discretionary Permit 2018-03 (MDP 2018-03)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Turlock
Document Title
Minor Discretionary Permit 2018-03 (MDP 2018-03)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The applicant is requesting approval to convert approx. 4,250 sq. ft. of existing storage and adding 525 sq. ft. of new building area into pre-kindergarten classrooms for an elementary school for approx. 80 kindergarten students and 5 employees. The applicant will also convert 14 parking spaces into approx. 4,000 sq. ft. of playground area consisting of paving and/or concrete to be installed on the south side of the building. The student's play areas and campus will be fully enclosed by a wrought-iron style fence. This will increase the total number of students for the entire campus to 280 students and the total number of employees to 35. The facility will generally operate between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with classes held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional weekend and after-hour weekday events and activities will occur on-site. The entire facility will have approx. 35 employees on site that will park in a parking lot behind the main building. All students will be dropped off in the parking lot area behind the main building. This area can be accessed from Colorado Avenue on the south side of the building and play area, and East Tuolumne Road on the west side of the building, via existing driveways. The following traffic county was prepared by the applicant on March 5, 2018 at the current elementary campus. A total of 163 cars were involved in the study. Drop off will take place in the back-parking lot (on the south west corner of the site) in the morning and parents will drive up to the designated drop-off area. There will be teachers and staff in this area ready to receive the children when they arrive so that the parent can quickly drop-off and exit. A majority of the parents will pick up their kids in the schools "car pool" area. This consists of a double row of cars that will queue adjacent to the pick-up area. Each car has a laminated sign in the windshield with the name of the student and the name of the teacher. At the front of the line there are staff members/student volunteers with radios that read these cards and notify via radio to the teachers, which students are next to be picked up. During this time the students are gathered with their teachers on the playground. Once the teachers receive the radio notice, they send those students to the pick-up area. This streamlined pick up process currently used by the school can load all the students in the carpool in approx. 10 minutes.

Contact Information

Katie Quintero
Agency Name
City of Turlock
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15332,15301, Class 1, 32
Reasons for Exemption
In-Fill Development. Existing Facilities.

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