Performing Arts Center Building Renovation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University Board of Trustees
Document Title
Performing Arts Center Building Renovation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
California State University, Bakersfield Campus
Document Description
The proposed project will renovate the existing Performing Arts Building (#4) in the northwest campus, adjacent to the Fine Arts Building (#2) and Lecture Building (#3). The existing single-story building currently houses art program faculty, Art Studio, and other art related programs. The work involves comprehensive renovation of the building with the exceptions of the foundation, exterior walls, and roof. The project includes complete demolition of interior spaces including flooring, interior walls, ceiling, HVAC, lighting and roofing. Other proposed improvements include new fire-rated walls and doors, accessible door hardware new flooring, HVAC improvements, new building controls, electrical and fire alarm upgrades, and technology upgrades. The roof and the existing exterior walls will receive upgraded insulation to improve the thermal performance of the building. New lighting will consist of LED fixtures and updated controls to reduce energy consumption. A new covered entry and plaza will enhance the visibility of the program and provide a defined entrance to the building. The building contains asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that will be removed as part of demolition.

Contact Information

Anne Collins-Doehne
Agency Name
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California State University, Bakersfield
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Stockdale Highway / Old River Road
State Highways
Stockdale Hwy, Westside Pkwy

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
• Section 15301 Class 1 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project qualifies for the Class 1 exemption because it involves minor renovations and alteration of an existing academic facility, which is a public facility, on the California State University, Bakersfield campus. The renovation includes upgrades to meet current public health and safety standards. The project would infill a currently covered entry, adding approximately 88 square feet to the building footprint, but would not otherwise expand the building’s square footage or capacity. The project does not meet any of the exceptions provided in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 which preclude use of the applicable categorical exemption.


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