Tideland Use and Occupancy Permit for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities on Parking Garage Adjacent to Hilton at Centre City Embarcadero


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Tideland Use and Occupancy Permit for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities on Parking Garage Adjacent to Hilton at Centre City Embarcadero
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is the renewal of a Tideland Use and Occupancy Permit (TUOP) to New Cingular Wireless (Tenant) for their non-exclusive use of approximately 285 square feet (sq. ft.) of land area (Premises) located in the City of San Diego, California. The area proposed for use under this TUOP is currently and is proposed to be used only and exclusively for the purpose of, with proper permits and approvals obtained, installing, constructing, modifying, maintaining, repairing, operating, and removing, all at Tenant's sole cost and expense, a wireless communication facility, which includes, but is not limited to, antenna structures, antenna equipment, cable wiring, utility lines, transmission lines, equipment shelters, back-up power sources (that may include back-up power generators with connected fuel storage tanks brought onto the Premises in the event of an emergency for temporary power when utility service is not available and operation of the Communications Equipment is deemed necessary for public safety), and related fixtures on the Premises (collectively, the "Communications Equipment"), and for no other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of the District's Director in each instance. The portion located on the top level of the parking garage will have a footprint of approximately 285 sq. ft. within an existing fully enclosed equipment shelter on a steel­framed platform. The portion along the exterior facade of the parking garage includes fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) framed antenna boxes that match the existing building facade and are attached to the existing concrete garage building facade at three (3) locations: 1) East Elevation: an antenna box that is approximately twenty (20) feet long by seven (7) feet high and three feet deep; 2) North Elevation: antenna box that is approximately forty (40) feet long by seven feet high by 3 feet deep; and 3) West Elevation: antenna box that is approximately forty feet long by seven feet high by 3 feet deep. The Tenant would be responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations associated with the activities on or in connection with the above-described premises, and in all uses thereof, including those regulating stormwater and hazardous materials. No new development, construction, or increase in the size of the property is proposed or authorized as part of the TUOP. It is anticipated that the new TUOP would have a total term of approximately five (5) years. The TUOP may be terminated by the District or Tenant as a matter of right and without cause at any time upon providing ninety (90) days’ notice in writing to the party of such termination.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
Parking Garage Adjacent to Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 801 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) and Sections 3.a. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because it consists of a renewal of a TUOP for wireless telecommunications facilities that would involve no expansion of use beyond that previously existing. 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). Section 3.a. of the District’s CEQA Guidelines is 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. (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.
County Clerk
San Diego


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