3241 Park Boulevard Office Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
3241 Park Boulevard Office Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Class 3 and Class 32 Categorical Exemption Report for the proposed project that involves the demolition of an existing building (4,501 square feet) and associated parking lot, and construction of a two-story 7,861 square foot building on a parcel totaling 18,794 square feet (0.431 acres) in size. The existing use at the site is overflow space for auto repair. The proposed use of the site is Research and Development. The parcel is zoned General Manufacturing (GM) and the land use designation is Light Industrial. Research and Development is a permitted use within this zoning district and land use designation.

Contact Information

Garrett Sauls
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3 §15303
Reasons for Exemption
The City has determined that the proposed 3241 Park Boulevard Office Project is categorically exempt from CEQA under the Class 3 (new small structures) and Class 32 (In-fill Development Projects) exemptions. §15303 reads: Class 3 consists of projects that include “construction and location of limited number of new, small structures” and in urban areas applies to commercial buildings not exceeding 10,000 square feet in floor area on sites zone for such use.” The project is less than 10,000 square feet in size.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32 §15332
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines §15332 reads: “Class 32 consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions described in this section.” The documentation herein summarizes the project’s consistency with these exemptions, including the conditions for the Class 32 exemption: a. 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. b. The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. c. The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. d. Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic1, noise, air quality, or water quality. e. The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project meets all of the conditions to warrant a Class 32 exemption.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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