Sublease and Tenant Improvements to Fedex at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina at Centre City Embarcadero


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Sublease and Tenant Improvements to Fedex at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina at Centre City Embarcadero
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is a Sublease and tenant improvements to Fedex Office and Print Services Inc. (Fedex/Tenant) with Pacific Gateway, Ltd. (dba Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina) in the City of San Diego, California. The District entered into a sixty-six (66) year amended, restated and combined lease (Lease) with Marriott (Hotel) on December 1, 1995 for the operation of two hotel towers providing 1,355 guest rooms, meeting and banquet space, restaurants and a 446-slip marina, located at 333 West Harbor Drive, in the City of San Diego. CCMH San Diego, LLC subleases the Hotel from Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, and Marriott International Inc. (Marriott) manages and operates the hotel on behalf of CCMH San Diego, LLC pursuant to a hotel management agreement consented to by the District. The proposed Sublease is comprised of: (1) an approximately one thousand five-hundred (1,500) sq. ft. Business Center on the lobby level of the Hotel and; (2) an approximately 522 square foot space for a storage cage on level 2 of the parking garage portion of the Hotel and an approximately 248 square foot storage cage space on the dock level of the Hotel. The Business Center will offer the following goods, products and services: photocopying (color and black and white copying); printing; digital printing; digital imaging; binding; mounting; laminating; blueprinting; desktop publishing; document exchange; retail art and graphic design; signs and graphics; large/grand format printing (including banners and cut vinyl signs); surface graphics/clings; facsimile services; on-site computer rentals, including internet access; passport photography; digital photo processing; parcel carrier and delivery courier services; parcel packing; parcel storage, shipping and receiving services; and locker services (which allow for the pick-up and/or return of parcels/packages). Work to specifically complete the proposed tenant improvements would involve suite improvements including re-keying doors and gates, new interior floor, base, wall, and ceiling finishes, tenant equipment, blockings for built-in shelves, furniture, furnishings, accessories and fixtures, low 69-inch storage units at the Business Center, Dock and Garage Parcel storages, and electrical power modifications and relocations. All existing walls, fences, windows, doors, security grilles, gates, millwork, HVAC, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and lighting systems components shall remain. There will also be no structural, plumbing, and demolition (except for minor carpet removal) work involved. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to occur in Spring 2021 and would take approximately four (4) weeks to complete. It is anticipated that the Sublease would have a total term of five (5) years with a five year option to extend. 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
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

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 a sublease for office and print services and tenant improvements, would involve negligible expansion of use beyond the previously existing office and print service use, 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 facility 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 including but not limited to: (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. (7) Existing facilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility service. 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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