Courtyard Development Lease


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Courtyard Development Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The State (DGS) proposes a lease with the Capitol Area Community Development Corporation for residential development, affordable to households earning 40, 60 and 80 percent of Area Median Income. The affordability mix will depend upon final funding sources. The proposed transit oriented development includes four residential levels consisting of 32 to 45 efficiency/studio units (i.e., private kitchenette with cooktop, refrigerator and microwave, private bathroom, living/sleeping area}, sized about 325 square feet per unit, over ground-floor retail (approx. 1,200 sq. ft.). Also, the project includes shared amenities such as a bike storage, laundry room, common siting area, community room, roof deck, and one full shared kitchen. The project promotes affordable housing development on state-owned land from a developer interested in entering into low-cost, long-term ground lease identified on the Executive Order N-06-19 priority map.

Contact Information

Daniel O'Brien
Agency Name
California Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Tom Kigar
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Parcel #
Other Location Info
1322 0 Street, Sacramento County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Government Code § 65457 -Specific Plan Consistent Projects Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
DGS has determined that the proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it is consistent with Government Code§ 65457. The project proposes to build residential units and retail for lease. The Central City Specific Plan (CCSP) and its EIR were approved and certified by the City of Sacramento in April 2018. No event specified in Public Resources Code § 21166 has occurred requiring preparation of a subsequent or supplemental EIR. The Central Business District (CBD) is a subdivision of the CCSP with use designations that include high-, mid-, and low-rise residential uses and the allowed density is 61- 450 dwelling units per acres (du/ac). There is no minimum parking required. The project site is located within the CCSP and CBD subdivision area. The proposed project density is about 188 du/ac. The project site is zoned Residential Office (RO) with a special planning district overlay (-SPD). The purpose of the RO zone is to provide medium-density multiple-family zone that permits commercial uses that are compatible with residential uses. The - SPD allows for a range or mixture of uses that are in need of general physical and economic improvement that would not otherwise be permitted with standard zoning designations. Since the project use, density, and zoning fits the CCSP, the Project meets the elements for this exemption. Also, the project construction proposes Best Management Practices and implementation of CCSP EIR mitigation measures. DGS concludes that the project meets the requirements of the CEQA exemption for Specific Plan Consistent Projects, detailed in Government Code§ 65457.


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