Coastal Conservancy, California State
(California State Coastal Conservancy)
Markham Elementary Living Schoolyard
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The proposed project involves removing 12,000 square feet of asphalt from an existing schoolyard, and replacing it with vegetation and decomposed granite. It will transform a hot, asphalt-covered schoolyard in a dense and disadvantaged community in East Oakland into a green and shaded park-like environment.
The project is categorically exempt from review under the CEQA pursuant to Section 15301, as a minor alteration of existing public or private structures or topographical features. It is also categorically exempt from review under CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304, as minor public or private alterations to the condition of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.