Master Agreement for the Valley of the Moon Psychiatric Health Facility Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Master Agreement for the Valley of the Moon Psychiatric Health Facility Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sonoma County is proposing to enter in to a Master Agreement with University Partners, LLC, as lessee, and its affiliate, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. to lease, develop, rehabilitate and operate a psychiatric health facility (PHF) at the former Valley of the Moon Children's Center (Children's Center), located at the County's Los Guilicos campus. The PHF will provide acute mental health services for adults. A typical average stay for clients will be 9 days, with a typical maximum stay of 14 days. A small amount of staff will be present on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A kitchen facility will provide meals for the clients at the facility. The clients will be driven to and from the site. The former Children's Center is an existing facility that has been vacant for approximately 13 years. This Master Agreement will require interior renovations of the 9,450 square foot building to provide a 16 bed PHF, and will include replacement of exterior systems, including roof, HV AC, window replacement and other minor additions and alterations to meet current code requirements, including ADA accessibility. The project will also include supplemental landscaping.

Contact Information

Chris Seppeler
Agency Name
Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Sonoma County General Services/Department of Health Services
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Rosa
Other Location Info
7440 Los Guilicos Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301(a); Section 15061 (b)(3); Section 15062
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under Section 15301(a) of the State CEQA Guidelines. The project is a lease and conversion of an existing public structure involving negligible expansion of use. The project occurs almost entirely within an existing building, with no expansion of the building footprint, and will generate few additional new vehicle trips to the Los Guilicos campus. In addition, and for the same reasons, the project is exempt pursuant to the CEQA "general rule" under Section 15061 (b)(3), that a project is not subject to CEQA where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the project may have a significant effect on the environment.


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