The proposed project will renovate a 4,130-square-foot (SF) portion of a 14,000-SF warehouse building (Building #36 on the campus master plan map) in order to provide office, laundry, a staff break room, and training space for 26 custodial staff. The building is located in the southeast corner of campus (between 7th and 8th avenues south of Butler Street). Interior building improvements will include: accessibility, electrical, HVAC, interior, plumbing, fire/life safety, telecom and mechanical improvements to meet current code requirements. The HVAC system will run off heat pumps, thereby eliminating Scope 1 (direct) greenhouse gases associated with traditional gas heating. Exterior building improvements include: trenching within existing asphalt to create a water connection, removing bollards and creating an accessible parking stall, installation of heat pumps on the west and east sides of the building, and replacement of an existing electricity line on the west side of the building. Approximately 100 feet of trenching is required to replace the existing electric connection within a disturbed area west of the building.
CSUMB campus, on Butler St between 7th and 8th avenues
Notice of Exemption
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Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of minor alteration of an existing public structure and will involve only minor modifications to the building exterior. Although the project is otherwise consistent with the qualifications for Class I and Class 3 categorical exemptions from CEQA per Sections 15301 and 15303 of the State CEQA Guidelines, the CSU Monterey Bay campus is located on the former Fort Ord Superfund site, and pursuant to the State CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300(h), Hazardous Waste Sites, categorical exemptions are inapplicable for projects so located. Because the majority of the proposed improvements will take place interior to an existing building, with the limited exception in a disturbed area as described above, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant effect on the environment.
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