Merced College Agricultural Science and Industrial Technology Building Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced Community College District
Document Title
Merced College Agricultural Science and Industrial Technology Building Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Merced Community College District

Document Description
The Merced Community College District (District) is proposing to construct a new Agricultural Science and Industrial Technology building on the campus of Merced College to provide enhanced facilities for its existing agricultural science and industrial technology programs. The project is planned to include plant and animal science wet labs, computer labs, manufacturing and sheet metal fabrication lab with outdoor work areas, faculty and administrative offices, a large conference room, and a large central courtyard for student gathering and activities. The new building, a single-story structure with an area of approximately 29,000 gross square feet, will be located on the north side of University Drive. The total building square footage on the Merced College campus is approximately 535,989 square feet within a developed campus area of approximately 120 acres. Thus, the new building represents a minor increase in campus square footage. Construction of the new project is expected to begin in March 2021 and would be completed and operational by March 2022.

Contact Information
Ronald M. Perez
Merced Community College District
3600 M Street
Merced, CA 95348

Phone : (209) 384-6135


Cross Streets
3600 M Street
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 provides for the exemption of in-fill development projects if they meet the criteria listed under Section 15332 (a) through (e). These criteria are listed below with a discussion of how the project meets the criteria. See NOE for Full Details.


Notice of Exemption
2020020480_Merced College Ag-IT Building NOE (Clerk Stamped)   PDF 283 K

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