The project consists of a request to modify the Major Uniform Sign Program approved with the Sheldon Place Center Project (EG-17-010) for sign design and sign height. This request requires a Uniform Sign Program Modification.
CEQA act requires analysis of agency approvals of discretionary "projects." A "project," under CEQA, is defined as "the whole of an action, which has a potential for resulting in either a direct physical change in the environment, or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment." (State CEQA Guidelines Section 15378). The proposed Project is a project under CEQA.
The proposal involves height and design modification to two signs that are part of an approved USP that will allow the ultimate construction of five detached free-standing signs and a number of facade mounted signs when the Sheldon Place Center buildings mounted signs. CEQA Guidelines Section 15311 identifies an exemption for minor structures accessory to commercial, industrial, or institutional uses including on premise signs. The modified sign program does not propose any additional signage and does not create any significant adverse effect on the environment; therefore, the project qualifies for an exemption and no further environmental review is required.