Interior Renovation by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at Harbor Island

Summary

SCH Number
2020120486
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Interior Renovation by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at Harbor Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/24/2020
Present Land Use
Commercial Recreation

Document Description
The proposed project would involve interior renovations to the existing Marina and Lanai Towers by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina (Tenant) in the City of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve installation of new interior finishes, new furniture, fixture and equipment package (FF&E) between approximately 635,000 square feet (sq. ft.) and 705 guest rooms within the Marina and Lanai Towers. The project would also include upgrades to existing building systems including elevators, HVAC, lighting, electrical, plumbing, and fire safety systems, as needed within the Towers. An existing café and retail use would exchange locations within the Marina Tower Lobby, resulting in an increase in 60 sq. ft. of restaurant use and decrease in 60 sq. ft. of retail; no changes in the number of guest rooms would occur. Construction of the proposed project would occur in three phases starting in Winter 2020 and would take approximately nine (9) months to complete; phase 1 would include improvements to meeting spaces, phase 2 would include improvements to guest rooms and corridors, and phase 3 would include improvements for public spaces. 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
Lead/Public Agency
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

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

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
San Diego
Other Location Info
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
SG §15301, Class 1: Existing Facilities; and SG §15302, Class 2: Replacement or Reconstruction
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) and Sections 3.a. and 3.b. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of interior renovation of existing hotel towers and 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 use, would consist of the reconstruction of existing facilities, would be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and would have substantially the same purpose and capacity. Sections 3.a. and 3.b. 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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020-107 Interior Renovation by Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina at Harbor Island   PDF 650 K

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