SDSU Second Stage Theater Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, San Diego (SDSU)
Document Title
SDSU Second Stage Theater Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
University Campus
Document Description
The proposed Second Stage Theater would be a 150-seat performance arts theater that would consist of flexible use performance space, a sound lab, dressing rooms, a control room, storage, accessible seating at the mezzanine level, and an exterior-facing stage for outdoor performances. As part of the proposed project, an Amenities Building that would house a box office, concessions, meeting space, and restroom facilities also would be constructed.

Contact Information

Laura Shinn
Agency Name
San Diego State University
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
San Diego State University
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
The proposed project would be located in the central portion of the SDSU campus, immediately east of Viejas Arena, in the College Area of the City of San Diego, County of San Diego.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32, Infill Development, section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
In 2000, the CSU Board of Trustees approved the SDSU Campus Master Plan 2000 and certified the related Environmental Impact Report. The approved Master Plan included a 40,000 square foot Performing Arts Complex. Since that prior approval, SDSU has determined to substantially downsize the planned space and now proposes to build in its place the approximately 18,000 square foot Second Stage Theater and Amenities Building. The proposed project is exempt under the Class 32, Infill Development, exemption because the proposed project: would be consistent with the current SDSU Campus Master Plan; would be constructed on a site less than five acres in size, with no biological resource value; would not result in significant traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality impacts; and, would be adequately served by all required utilities and services. This determination is based on the information and analysis presented in the "SDSU Second Stage Theater Notice of Exemption Additional Documentation" on file with SDSU Planning, Design, and Construction, and available for public review at


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