Reasons for Exemption
On April 19, 2018, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Public Resources Code §21000 et seq. (“CEQA”), the CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations §15000 et seq.), and the City of Sacramento environmental guidelines, the City Council approved an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and adopted Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations and approved the Central City Specific Plan. The Anthem Cathedral Square project (“project”) is a mixed-use development project within the meaning of PRC section 21155.4(a). The project is located in a transit priority area within the meaning of PRC section 21155.4(a)(1). The project is consistent with the Central City Specific Plan as required by PRC section 21155.4(a)(2). The project is consistent with the general use designation, density, building intensity, and applicable policies specified for the project area as set forth in the Sacramento Area Organization of Governments (SACOG) Metropolitan Transit Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy, which has been accepted by the California Air Resources Board as achieving greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. There have been no substantial changes proposed in the specific plan that would require major changes in the CCSP EIR, or changes in the circumstances under which the EIR was prepared or new information that has become available.