Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations.
The project is consistent with the applicable General Plan designation because drive-thru restaurants are a conditionally allowable use within Community Commercial (CC) district. The project also meets all applicable General Plan and Zoning policies and regulations.
The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses.
The project is located within City limits and is located on a site that is 0.92 acres in size. The proposed project is substantially surrounded by commercial structures as well as a major roadway.
The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species.
The project site is currently a fully developed site with an existing commercial building and paved parking lot. The project proposes to expand the drive-thru and add square footage to the existing structure. Therefore, the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species.
Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
The project was required to prepare a Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) that was reviewed and accepted for entitlement by City Staff as the WQMP meets the requirements of the City of Temecula. A Queuing Analysis was also prepared by TJW Engineering, Inc. which indicated that the additional drive-through lane and queuing lanes are adequate for any queueing scenario associated the with the project. Therefore, the project is not anticipated to result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality as the project, as conditioned, is an allowed use per the City of Temecula General Plan.
The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.
The project site is surrounded by development and is able to be serviced by all required utilities and public services.