John's Auto Body Rebuild; UPE19-0046


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
John's Auto Body Rebuild; UPE19-0046
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is a Use Permit to recognize the replacement of a nonconforming use with a use of similar intensity to allow for the rebuild of a 3,200-square foot nonconforming auto body shop affected by the 2017 Tubbs Fire on a 1.22+/- acre parcel. The reconstructed shop will be served by a private well and septic system. Access will be from Mark West Springs Road and shall be limited to right turns only. There will be 8 onsite parking spaces and hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and closed on Sundays.

Contact Information

Katrina Braehmer
Agency Name
Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Rosa
Cross Streets
770 Mark West Springs Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302(b) for Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the CEQA Guidelines pursuant to the Provisions of Title 14 of the California Administrative Code, Section 15302{b) (Replacement or Reconstruction) as reconstruction of a commercial structure lost in the 2017 Tubbs Fire to substantially the same size, purpose, and capacity. The auto body shop will be the same size as the previously existing shop and will function to the same capacity as it had been for over 20 years prior to the fire. No exceptions listed under Section 15300.2 apply. There is no reasonable possibility that the project would have a significant effect on the environment.


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