Carmel High School Stadium Lights


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Carmel Unified School District (CUSD)
Document Title
Carmel High School Stadium Lights
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Educational (High School)

Document Description
The Carmel Unified School District (school district) is proposing to install new lighting at the existing stadium at Carmel High School. No additional improvements are proposed. The addition of the stadium lights is intended to allow for Friday night football games and other nighttime games and practices in anticipation of the state’s “late start law,” which will go into effect starting in the fall of 2022 and will affect the ability of various sports teams from practicing later in the day without lights. The school district plans to install the stadium lighting by the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

Contact Information
Dan Paul, Director of Facilities & Transportation
Carmel Unified School District
Lead/Public Agency
4380 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923

Phone : (831) 624-6311 ext. 2060
Stuart Poulter, AICP, Associate Planner
EMC Planning Group, Inc.
Consulting Firm
301 Lighthouse Avenue Suite C
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone : (831) 649-1799 ext. 216


36°33'13"N 121°54'34"W
Cross Streets
Ocean Avenue/Morse Drive and State Route 1
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Carmel Middle School
Carmel River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (New field lights/poles at existing stadium)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Energy Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Recreation Schools/Universities Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of General Services (DGS) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
CHS Stadium Lights NOP   PDF 3616 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
NOC_NOP_signed   PDF 320 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050293_CDFW Comment   PDF 429 K 2021050293_NAHC Comment   PDF 275 K

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