Sonora Square Apartments


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Joaquin County Housing Authority
Document Title
Sonora Square Apartments
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin

Document Description
The project proposes to convert an existing commercial/office building on 401 South El Dorado Street into a residential building that would consist of 1 O apartments with associated Project-Based Vouchers. The project also proposes the construction of a multifamily residential building at the adjacent site at 2 West Sonora Street, providing an additional 9 apartments with associated Project-Based Vouchers. The purpose of the project is to provide housing for lower-income households served by the Housing Authority.

Contact Information
Gerald Jones
Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin
2575 Grand Canal Boulevard
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone : (209) 460-5042


San Joaquin
Cross Streets
401 South El Dorado Street and 2 West Sonora Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The portion of the project involving the conversion of an existing commercial/office building would be consistent with the criteria for the Class 1 categorical exemption. The conversion is an interior alteration that would not involve any addition to or expansion of the existing building or adjacent parking area, nor involve any acquisition of additional property. The proposed conversion would involve a change in land use that conforms to existing zoning and would cause no substantial increase in the intensity of use. The project would not involve any potential for significant environmental effects, as the project site is already developed. The portion of the project involving the construction of new units would be consistent with the criteria for the Class 32 categorical exemption. The new construction site is within the Stockton city limits and is less than five acres. The proposed use is consistent with allowable land uses under the existing Stockton land use designations and zoning for the site. The site can be served with existing utilities and public services. The site, being a vacant lot in an urbanized area, has no value as habitat for any endangered, rare, or threatened species known to exist in the Stockton area. The project would have no significant impact on traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.


Notice of Exemption
2020010050_HACSJ 401 S El Dorado St   PDF 1092 K

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