San Francisco State University – Student Housing Renovation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, San Francisco (SFSU)
Document Title
San Francisco State University – Student Housing Renovation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
San Francisco State University is proceeding with improvements and renovations to two of its oldest residence halls – Mary Ward Hall and Mary Park Hall (see campus map, #91 and #92). The purpose of the Project is to address deferred maintenance, in addition to the reconfiguration of current double occupancy units into triple occupancy units, which will further mitigate enrollment growth as well as the Bay Area housing shortage. The Project will also include accessibility upgrades, new elevators, fire protection, plumbing, power and distribution systems. A new demonstration kitchen and student study areas and lounges will be provided to improve residential programming. The Project will advance the educational mission of the CSU in general and provide immediate benefits to the San Francisco campus in particular.

Contact Information

Brandon A. Kline
Agency Name
San Francisco State University
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
San Francisco State University
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Font Boulevard and Lake Merced Boulevard
Parcel #
Lot 5, Assessors Block 7299

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
It has been determined that the Project is Categorically Exempt under Title 14, CCR 15301, Class 1: Existing Facilities. Because renovations to existing residence halls will cause negligible or no expansion of an existing use, the Project is exempt. Importantly, the Project is not foreclosed by an enumerated exception on the use of a Categorical Exemption (14 Cal Code Regs. Section 15300.2). Specifically, the Project will not be located in a particularly sensitive environment; will not have a significant cumulative impact; will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, will not result in damage to scenic resources, will not be located on a site included on any list compiled pursuant to state law; and, an October 2018 historic resource evaluation determined that the 60 year old buildings are not eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and California Register of Historical Resources. As such, it will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. For these reasons, it is determined that the student housing renovation projects are exempt from CEQA and no further environmental review is necessary.


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