The City of Cotati intends to use funding from the Community Development Block Grant program, a program of U.S. HUD, as administered by the Sonoma County Community Development Commission, to construct an ADA-compliant pedestrian path of travel to Thomas Page Elementary School. The project proposes to construct approx. 800 linear feet of sidewalk, pedestrian pathways, striping, signage and curb cuts where none currently exist for a total disturbance area of 4,500 square feet. The temporary Impact area is 10,500 square feet. The proposed pathway win be a five foot (5') wide standard sidewalk composed of asphalt/concrete and decomposed granite with a binder. This project may require additional cut and fill to create a sidewalk where none currently exists. Excavation will occur in areas adjacent to the roadway, which were previously disturbed but undeveloped.
West School Street and Richardson Lane (Public right of way)
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The project will provide a safe path of travel to/from the Thomas Page Elementary School. Improvements will occur within the existing right of way in an area that has been previously disturbed and lacks down cultural and biological resources. BMPs ES 1-6 and CR 1-4 will be implemented and provide for protection of cultural/biological resources should any such resource be discovered/encountered during construction activities. There is negligible expansion of use beyond what currently exists.