Staff of Life Natural Food Market

1 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Watsonville
Document Title
Staff of Life Natural Food Market
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project involves the exterior and interior renovation to an existing 18,035± square-foot building within the East lake Village Shopping Center and the construction of four additions. The project includes adding 291± square-feet to the front of the building by enclosing area under the existing roof, adding 530± square feet to the rear loading dock by enclosing area under existing roof, and adding of 535± square-feet under the rear roof structure for the recycling and trash enclosure, and incorporate a 800± square-foot adjacent tenant space (formerly used by Sushi-Ou Restaurant). These modifications would result in increasing the size of the former grocery store space by 2, 156± square-feet for a new building area of 20,191 ± square-feet other improvements include creating a new plaza at the front entrance of the building, with new signage and decorative lighting.

Contact Information

Justin Meek
Agency Name
City of Watsonville
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Staff of Life Natural Food Market
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
906-912 East Lake Avenue, East Lake Village Shopping Center

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), pursuant to Section 15301 of the State CEQA Guidelines, in that the project involves no changes in the existing use of the structure as a grocery store and proposed additions total less than 2,500 square-feet in area. The proposed interior and exterior alterations of the existing grocery store involve a negligible expansion of use. The project is in an area where all public services and facilities are available to allow for maximum development permissible in the General Plan and the area in which the project is located is not environmentally sensitive.


Notice of Exemption

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