Blackmore Shoreline Stabilization Project at Shelter Island


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Blackmore Shoreline Stabilization Project at Shelter Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would involve a shoreline stabilization project by Merkel & Associates, Inc, (authorized agent on behalf of Barry Blackmore, referred to herein as "Applicant'), in the City of San Diego, California. The proposed project would result in up to 3,700 square feet ( sq. ft.) of permanent shoreline restoration, consisting of approximately 1, 700 sq. ft. of coastal salt marsh restoration, approximately 1,564 sq. ft. of cobble beach restoration, and approximately 408 sq. ft. of marsh/upland transition restoration immediately adjacent to 2834 Qua/trough Street in San Diego, California. The project would consist of constructing a marsh plateau with a combination of rooted vegetation and approximately 116 cubic yards ( cy) of interbedded cobble in silty sand within an area approximately 120 feet (ft) long and extending bayward approximately 32. 5 ft from the currently eroded top of slope adjacent to the residence. The project would include an underlayment of geosynthetic fabric planted with marsh transition vegetation that serves to contain the silty sand and protect the existing bank. The cobble beach and marsh transition would be constructed in sloped terraces from the bay to the top of the slope. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District Development Services Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
2834 Qua/trough Street, San Diego, CA 92106

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1), Minor Alternations to Land (SG § 15304) (Class 4), and Small Habitat Restora
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities), 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land}, and 15333 (Small Habitat Restoration Projects) and Sections 3.a. and 3.d. of the District's Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of a shoreline stabilization project, including monitoring, maintenance, and a TUOP, and would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use, would result in no permanent effects on the environment, would not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees. In addition, the project is less than five (5) acres in size, would restore and enhance habitat for fish, plants and wildlife, would not result in significant impacts to endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat, and would not disturb or remove hazardous materials. Sections 3.a. and 3.d. of the District's CEQA Guidelines and Section 15333 of the CEQA Guidelines are as follows: See NOE for full details.


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