Objective Design Standards for Mixed Use and Multifamily Residential Projects & Repeal of Ordinance No. 19-3


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Benicia, City of (City of Benicia)
Document Title
Objective Design Standards for Mixed Use and Multifamily Residential Projects & Repeal of Ordinance No. 19-3
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Benicia

Document Description
The adopted Ordinance No. 19-7 repealed Ordinance No. 19-3 which placed a moratorium on work/live quarters and adopted interim development standards for multifamily and mixed use residential projects. The adopted Objective Design Standards apply to all multiple family and mixed use housing development in Benicia. The Historic Preservation Review Commission (HPRC) held several study sessions and provided direction on the standards. The Planning Commission reviewed the Design Standards and provided feedback.

Contact Information
Suzanne Thorsen
City of Benicia
250 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510

Phone : (707) 746-4382



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15060(c)(2); 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is not subject to review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15060, subd. ( c )(2) because the it will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061, subd. (b )(3) because there is no possibility the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. All projects for which the Objective Design Standards would apply will undergo separate CEQA review and approval.


Notice of Exemption
2019090385_Objective Design   PDF 715 K

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