Redwood Cabin Removal Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Redwood Cabin Removal Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) proposes to demolish the Redwood Cabin and remove associated features onsite, including the stone retaining walls and barbeque and fire pits. Prior to demolition activities, lead-based paint present within the structure would be properly removed and disposed of. While it is expected that excavation of posts and bases associated with the structure would be approximately 2 feet below grade, it is possible that maximum depth of excavation could reach up to 5 feet. During demolition of the structure, it is estimated that approximately 60 tons of material would be removed from the project site. Tree removal will not be required to facilitate demolition activities, although some brush clearing along the access road may be necessary. Following completion of demolition activities, disturbed areas would be recontoured and erosion control applied to the site to ensure adequate site drainage. All demolition and recontoured areas would be compacted to 75 percent relative compaction. Native grass seed mix would be spread in the disturbed areas and weed free or native grass straw would be placed in the disturbed areas, on top of the native grass seed mix, to assist with soil stabilization and erosion control. Any wood chips or mulch generated from unsalvageable building materials may also be used to stabilize disturbed areas but will not be more than 3 inches in depth. Midpen also conducts early detection rapid response surveys for up to 3 years at revegetation sites and treats any invasive plant species on the early detection rapid response list. Other priority integrated pest management target species, including slender false brome may be treated prior to and after demolition. Slender false brome is an invasive weed of high concern at the project site; due to Midpen’s mandatory quarantine of this weed, all slender false brome in the area will be treated prior to any work being completed. Current activity at the project site consists of occasional visits from Midpen staff for inspections. Once removal of the structure and site recontouring/erosion control activities are complete, no additional maintenance or operational activities would be required at the project site except for invasive plant species treatment, if needed. The site would remain closed to the public.

Contact Information

Jared Hart
Agency Name
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


unincorporated area
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Parcel #
Other Location Info
upper La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Mateo
Final Environmental Document Available at
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Administrative Office, 5050 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print