Space Renovation by Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Centre City Embarcadero

Summary

SCH Number
2020110470
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Space Renovation by Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Centre City Embarcadero
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/30/2020
Project Applicant
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Present Land Use
Commercial Recreation

Document Description
The proposed project would involve renovation of existing restaurant space to convert it to an event function space by the Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Tenant) in the City of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve demolition, selective removal, and reconstruction of the following features within an existing 5,270 square-foot (sq. ft.) restaurant, 2,660 sq. ft. of kitchen, 670 sq. ft. of restroom, and 1,780 sq. ft. of outdoor dining space: interior walls and partitions; floor, base, and ceiling finishes and accessories; patio slab, patio accessories, and landscaping; exterior storefront and sliding doors; doors, windows, and treatments; furniture, furnishing, and equipment; and HVAC, electrical, irrigation, fire sprinkler and plumbing systems. The renovated space would consist of three (3) new event salons and pre-function area within the existing restaurant space; a chef office, dry storage, back of house facilities, and renovated kitchen within the existing kitchen area; and renovated restrooms and patio area. The proposed improvements would not result in an increase of building footprint or increase of capacity from existing conditions. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in Winter 2020 and would take approximately five (5) months to complete. Due to its nature and limited scope, construction of the proposed project would generate a minor amount of vehicle trips and would require limited use of equipment. Therefore, significant impacts related to air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation and traffic are not anticipated to occur. Furthermore, the Tenant would be responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding construction demolition debris, hazards and hazardous materials, and stormwater.

Contact Information
Michael Paul
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone : (619) 686-8112
mpaul@portofsandiego.org

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Other Location Info
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
SG §15301: Existing Facilities; SG §15302: Replacement or Reconstruction; SG §15303, New Construction or Conversion
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities), 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction), and 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) and Sections 3.a., 3.b., and 3.c. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of interior and exterior renovation of existing restaurant space to be used as event function space, would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing hotel function use, would consist of the reconstruction of existing facilities, would be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and would consist of the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. Sections 3.a., 3.b., and 3.c. of the District’s CEQA Guidelines are as follows: 3.a. Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1): Includes operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, including but not limited to: (3) Interior and exterior remodeling or alterations, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, including, but not limited to, marine terminal facilities, and marine-oriented commercial, industrial, and public and commercial recreational facilities, including buildings, piers, wharves, marine ways; railroads; airport facilities, runways, taxiways, aprons, and ancillary structures to those facilities; or mechanical systems and equipment. (5) Minor exterior or interior alterations to incorporate architectural changes. (7) Existing facilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility service. AND/OR 3.b. Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2): Includes replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure being replaced. AND/OR 3.c. New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures (SG § 15303) (Class 3): Includes construction of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and conversion of existing small structures from one use to another with minor modifications to the exterior of the structure.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020-106 Space Renovation by Hilton San Diego Bayfront at Centre City Embarcadero   PDF 1977 K

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