SIO Lower Downwind Way Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California San Diego
Document Title
SIO Lower Downwind Way Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project consists of improvements to the lower portion of Downwind Way located north of Deep Sea Drilling and east of La Jolla Shores Drive at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Scope of work would include removal and replacement of damaged asphalt, installation of a retaining wall along the north side of Downwind Way, and installation of a new 10" potable water line which would extend across the intersection of Downwind Way to the west side of La Jolla Shores Drive.

Contact Information

Alison Buckley
Agency Name
UC, San Diego, Physical and Community Planning, MC 0074
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
North of Deep Sea Drilling and East of La Jolla Shores Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the above project description, the SIO Lower Downwind Way Improvements project is classified as exempt from the provisions of CEQA under Section 15301 Existing Facilities. The project activities fall under Class 1 because it consists of the operation and minor alteration of existing public or private topographical features, involving negligible expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. None of the exceptions to an exemption apply.


Notice of Exemption

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