Shasta Community Services District Office Building Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Shasta Community Services District (Shasta CSD)
Document Title
Shasta Community Services District Office Building Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The 2018 Carr Fire caused extensive destruction in the communities of Keswick and Shasta, including loss of the Shasta Community Services District's (CSD) office/maintenance building on French Alley in Shasta and loss of the Keswick community building and fire hall on School Street in Keswick. The proposed project includes construction of a replacement office building and maintenance building on the School Street parcel, now owned by the CSD. The purpose of the project is to provide facilities to conduct daily business, hold board meetings, and perform general maintenance activities. In addition, paved and unpaved parking areas, as well as a new septic system/leach field would be installed (see Figure 3). An emergency backup generator also would be installed. In order to achieve required fire flows at the property, the project includes the installation of approximately 1,620 feet of waterline within existing roads: ±700-feet on California Street, ±465 feet on Market Street, ±305 feet on Bush Street, and ±150 feet on Iron Mountain Road. Fire hydrants would be installed along the new waterlines as well as on Market Street, west of the CSD property (see Figure 2). The waterlines would be installed in previously disturbed areas using open-cut trenching. Iron Mountain Road and Market Street are paved, while Bush Street and California Street are graveled. Paved areas damaged during construction would be re-paved following installation of the waterlines. Areas in the graveled roadways would be restored to pre-construction conditions. No mature, healthy trees would need to be removed to accommodate the proposed improvements. Staging of construction equipment and materials would occur in previously disturbed areas on the CSD's property. Staging would also occur within the affected street ROW.

Contact Information

Chris Koeper
Agency Name
Shasta Community Services District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
The project site is located in the unincorporated community of Keswick in Shasta County, in Township 32 North, Range 5 West, Sections 17 and 20, of the U.S. Geological Survey Shasta Dam and Redding quadrangles (see Figure 1). The office and maintenance buildings would be constructed on Shasta Community Services District (CSD) owned property on School Street. Improvements would also occur within the existing road rights-of-way (ROWs) of California Street, Market Street, Bush Street, and Iron Mountain Road (See Figure 2).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, §15302; Class 3, § 15303; Class 4, §15304
Reasons for Exemption
Class 2 covers replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structures are located on the same site as the structures replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity of the structures replaced. Class 3 covers construction or installation of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, including waterlines and fire hydrants. Class 4 includes minor alterations to the condition of the land (e.g., clearing, grading, trenching, and backfilling) that do not involve the removal of any healthy, mature, and/or scenic trees, and do not involve grading in wetlands or other waters, provided that the surface is restored following construction. The project is consistent with the categorical exemptions noted above because work would consist of the reconstruction of public facilities buildings on the same site as the original buildings, and the buildings would have essentially the same purpose and capacity as the structures replaced. Construction and installation of the proposed improvements would involve minor earth disturbance, and the ground surface would be restored following construction. No mature, healthy, and/or scenic trees would be removed, and no grading in wetlands or other waters would occur. As documented in Attachment A, the proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; would not result in damage to scenic resources within a Scenic Highway; is not located on a hazardous waste site pursuant to §65962.5 of the Government Code; would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource; and would not result in cumulative impacts.


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