Jimmy's Oriental Gardens Interpretive Display


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Jimmy's Oriental Gardens Interpretive Display
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This is a temporary and removable graphic vinyl wrap installed on one entire wall inside the restored Jimmy's bar within the historic footprint of the Presidio. It depicts a crowded interior with mixed nationalities enjoying this popular hangout with Jimmy at the bar during the peak Chinese-American era in Santa Barbara in the 1940's. After the Presidio was bisected for the development of the city many commercial ventures erected within the historic footprint. Jimmy's was among them and would have been in the center of the Parade Grounds during the Presidio era beginning in 1782. Interpreting this Chinese- American era is a mandate of the park unit's Interpretive Plan. The measures included may be acquired by contacting the project contact listed below.

Contact Information

Dena Bellman
Agency Name
California State Parks Channel Coast District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
El Presidio de Santa Barbara SHP

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA § 15300.4. If the project is implemented as indicated within the Project Evaluation From, then it is exempt under CEQA § 15303-New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA § 15300.4 as defined in the Department of Operations Manual, Chapter 0600 as: • "Construction or installation of park facilities such as kiosks, restrooms, small parking lots, interpretive signing or panels, fencing, signs, .... " (Class 3, Section 15303)


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