The project proposes to convert a portion of the existing 1400 square foot commercial building into cannabis retail. The project proposes two phases. The first phrase will utilize a 100-square foot vacant room located on the NW corner of the structures as a storefront for cannabis retail. No construction improvements will occur during phase one. Phase two includes expansion of the retail area to 475 square feet and the addition of a public restroom with improved accessibility. Neither phase proposes any expansion to the existing building footprint.
The project qualifies for a categorical exemption from the provisions of CEQA as the project is considered a Class 3 - Conversion of Small Structure (CEQA Guidelines, 15303). A Class exemption includes the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modification are made in the exterior of the structures. The project is less than 2500 square feet and does not involve any major modification to the exterior of the structures, or any expansion of the structures' footprint.