Department of Developmental Services – Porterville Staff Residences Rehabilitation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Department of Developmental Services – Porterville Staff Residences Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Porterville Developmental Center includes eight single-family residences, constructed in 1953, and two staff duplexes, constructed in 1958, to provide housing for senior staff members who would be on 24-hour call. This project would rehabilitate seven of the single-family residences and both duplexes to bring them up to current fire life safety and energy codes. One single-family residence will be left as-is. The residences are contributors to the National Register-eligible Porterville State Hospital Historic District, and therefore the project has been designed to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Work includes, but is not limited to, as required: replacement of hardscape (driveways, walkways, patios, etc.), installation of perimeter drainage, repair of footings where settling has occurred, and replacement of fencing; replacement of interior flooring. walls, ceilings, and trim; replacement of countertops, backsplashes, some cabinetry; fireplaces. mantels. hearths to be restored but new gas fireplace inserts installed; removal of window mounted A/C units, HVAC wall mounted units, and swamp coolers; installation of new condensing units and rooftop A/C units; replacement of windows, repair and/or replacement of exterior and interior doors; abatement and replacement of all asbestos and/or deteriorated siding; repair of chimneys; and replacement of roofing.

Contact Information

Jennifer Parson
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Porterville Developmental Center 26501 Avenue 140, Porterville, CA 93257

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section: 15301 Existing Facilities; Class 31, Section: 15331 Historical Resource Rehabilitation
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 allows for the rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged facilities to meet current standards of public health and safety, that involve negligible or no expansion of use. Additionally, Class 31 allows for the repair and rehabilitation of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. A review of the project drawings and specifications, conducted by a qualified Preservation Architect, determined that the work is in conformance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. and therefore the project would not create a significant adverse effect on the historic resource nor diminish the historic integrity of the district. No exceptions to these exemptions apply.


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