Samuel Jones Ha ll Improvements- Expedited Emergency Shelter

Summary

SCH Number
2020090198
Lead Agency
Santa Rosa, City of (City of Santa Rosa)
Document Title
Samuel Jones Ha ll Improvements- Expedited Emergency Shelter
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/8/2020
Project Applicant
City of Santa Rosa, Transportation and Public Works

Document Description
The objective of the project is to restore capacity at the shelter to pre-COVID 19 occupancy. The project scope involves installation of an approximately 81000 SF prefabricated emergency shelter constructed in the rear parking lot. Associated improvements are expected to include but are not limited to building foundation, electrical connection, fire suppression system, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), temporary sanitation facilities, and accessibility improvements on site. The limits of construction is expected to be within existing hardscape/paved areas on the site.

Contact Information
Amy Nicholson
City of Santa Rosa
69 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 94501

Phone : (707) 543-3258

Location

Cities
Santa Rosa
Counties
Sonoma
Parcel #
035-141-013
Other Location Info
4020 Finley Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under section 15269 (c) since it is an act ion necessary to mitigate both the homelessness and COVID-19 emergencies. Specifically, the building will allow for social distancing to be maintained to reduce the spread of COVID-19 between sheltered individuals at Samuel Jones Hall. Further, the action is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b)(3) as the activity in question will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project is located on a disturbed site and staffing for the project is expected to be a limited number of incremental staff relative to those already staffing Samuel Jones Hall. The project is also exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15303. as it consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new facilities or structures not exceeding 10,000 square feet in floor area, and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301 as an addition to an existing structure that does not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet. Lastly, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under Section 15332, Class 32 Infill Development Projects as the project: is consistent with the general plan and zoning designation, is located within the city limits on a site less than five acres in size and is surrounded by urban uses, the site has no value as habitat for endangered species because the project site consists of an existing paved parking area, the site can be served by all required utilities and public services and approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality or water quality. There are no exceptions to the exemptions and there is no possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3-Sect ion 15303, Class 1- Section 15301, Class 32 - Section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
This action is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under section 15269 (c) since it is an act ion necessary to mitigate both the homelessness and COVID-19 emergencies. Specifically, the building will allow for social distancing to be maintained to reduce the spread of COVID-19 between sheltered individuals at Samuel Jones Hall. Further, the action is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b)(3) as the activity in question will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project is located on a disturbed site and staffing for the project is expected to be a limited number of incremental staff relative to those already staffing Samuel Jones Hall. The project is also exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15303. as it consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new facilities or structures not exceeding 10,000 square feet in floor area, and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301 as an addition to an existing structure that does not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet. Lastly, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under Section 15332, Class 32 Infill Development Projects as the project: is consistent with the general plan and zoning designation, is located within the city limits on a site less than five acres in size and is surrounded by urban uses, the site has no value as habitat for endangered species because the project site consists of an existing paved parking area, the site can be served by all required utilities and public services and approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality or water quality. There are no exceptions to the exemptions and there is no possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269 (c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under section 15269 (c) since it is an act ion necessary to mitigate both the homelessness and COVID-19 emergencies. Specifically, the building will allow for social distancing to be maintained to reduce the spread of COVID-19 between sheltered individuals at Samuel Jones Hall. Further, the action is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b)(3) as the activity in question will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project is located on a disturbed site and staffing for the project is expected to be a limited number of incremental staff relative to those already staffing Samuel Jones Hall. The project is also exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15303. as it consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new facilities or structures not exceeding 10,000 square feet in floor area, and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301 as an addition to an existing structure that does not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet. Lastly, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under Section 15332, Class 32 Infill Development Projects as the project: is consistent with the general plan and zoning designation, is located within the city limits on a site less than five acres in size and is surrounded by urban uses, the site has no value as habitat for endangered species because the project site consists of an existing paved parking area, the site can be served by all required utilities and public services and approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality or water quality. There are no exceptions to the exemptions and there is no possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.
Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15061(b)(3) - Common Sense Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
This action is statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under section 15269 (c) since it is an act ion necessary to mitigate both the homelessness and COVID-19 emergencies. Specifically, the building will allow for social distancing to be maintained to reduce the spread of COVID-19 between sheltered individuals at Samuel Jones Hall. Further, the action is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15061 (b)(3) as the activity in question will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project is located on a disturbed site and staffing for the project is expected to be a limited number of incremental staff relative to those already staffing Samuel Jones Hall. The project is also exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15303. as it consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new facilities or structures not exceeding 10,000 square feet in floor area, and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301 as an addition to an existing structure that does not result in an increase of more than 10,000 square feet. Lastly, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under Section 15332, Class 32 Infill Development Projects as the project: is consistent with the general plan and zoning designation, is located within the city limits on a site less than five acres in size and is surrounded by urban uses, the site has no value as habitat for endangered species because the project site consists of an existing paved parking area, the site can be served by all required utilities and public services and approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality or water quality. There are no exceptions to the exemptions and there is no possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020090198_Samuel Jones Hall Improvements   PDF 913 K

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