Seafood Market Tenant Improvements by Driscoll Marina at Shelter Island


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Seafood Market Tenant Improvements by Driscoll Marina at Shelter Island
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would involve tenant improvements for a seafood market by Driscoll Marina (Tenant) in the City of San Diego, California. Work to specifically complete the proposed project would involve the following improvements to approximately 1,868 square feet of existing building space for a seafood market: removal of existing door and window frames, wood-framed wall, interior and exterior finishes, shower stall, and kitchen and washroom appliances; installation of new windows, interior and exterior doors, walls, partitioning, ceiling and floor finishes, restroom facilities, HVAC equipment, kitchen appliances including walk-in refrigerator/freezer/cooler, ice machine, water heater, sinks, cabinets, shelving units, work tables, and sales counters. A new sublease for operation of the seafood market would need to be approved after construction of the proposed improvements. Although the improvements would result in a negligible expansion of use within existing building space, the proposed use of a seafood market would support and be consistent with the existing nearby commercial fishing uses and would not impact their operations. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to commence at the start of 2021 and would take approximately six (6) months to complete with ongoing modifications and maintenance as needed. 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
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
4904 North Harbor Drive, Suite 104, San Diego, CA 92106

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1), and Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2)
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 tenant improvements for operation of a seafood market, would not result in a significant cumulative impact due to the continuation of the existing use, would consist of the reconstruction of an existing facility, would be located on the same site as the structure replaced, and would have substantially the same purpose and capacity. The District has determined none of the six exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption apply to this project (CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2). 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. (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. (4) New and renewed short-term tenancy agreements which do not result in change in the existing use. This exemption does not apply to any new development associated with the activities of the tenant. This exception is also inapplicable if the cumulative impact of continuing the existing use or conditions in the same place, over time, is significant. (5) Minor exterior or interior alterations to incorporate architectural changes. 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.
County Clerk
San Diego


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