Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines section 15182(b) exempts from CEQA commercial projects with floor area ratios of at least 0.75 if the project is within a “transit priority area” as defined, is consistent with a specific plan for which an EIR was certified, and is consistent with the various policies specified for the area under certain plans. The project meets all of the eligibility criteria for the exemption. The project is located within the Transit-Oriented District of the Downtown Dublin Specific Plan (DDSP), which was the subject of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), State Clearinghouse number 20100022005. The DDSP Final EIR was certified by City Council Resolution No. 08-11 on February 1, 2011. The project was further examined under Section 15182(b) (2) to determine if any of the standards contained in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 requiring preparation of supplemental environmental review would be met. The analysis concluded that none of the standards requiring supplemental environmental review to the DDSP EIR are met and thus no additional environmental review is required. Therefore, the Project is exempt from CEQA review under CEQA Guidelines sec. 15182.