Bloomington High School Renovation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Colton Joint Unified School District
Document Title
Bloomington High School Renovation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project includes construction of a new parking lot on the northeast corner of the campus and repurposing of an existing parking lot into a student quad and pedestrian walkway. The existing gated access point on Laurel Avenue would be removed and a new driveway entrance would be constructed to provide access to the new parking lot. The street frontage would be improved, including relocated driveway, street widening, curb-and-gutter, and a sidewalk on public right-of-way. The proposed project will not add additional classrooms and will not increase to student capacity. Additionally, the project includes interior improvements in the existing auditorium, including rigging, lighting, and sound equipment replacement and upgrades. Beneficiaries include students and staff, and the road improvements will benefit the general community

Contact Information

Owen Chang
Agency Name
Colton Joint Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Santa Ana Avenue and Laurel Avenue
State Highways
Interstate 10

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301, 15302, 15304 and 15311
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed renovation of an existing permanent building and modernization are exempt from CEQA under Class 1, Existing Facilities (Section 15301). Replacing the existing parking area with a new parking area is exempt under Class 2, Replacement or Reconstruction (Section 15302). The proposed quad and pedestrian spaces are exempt under Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures (Section 15303) and Class 11, Accessory Structures (Section 15311). The renovated facilities will be located within the school campus and would serve the same purpose. The proposed structures would include only a new quad, pedestrian walkways, parking lot, and street improvements. School capacity would not be affected, and classroom numbers would not change. Since the renovated structures and improvements are located on the same site and have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the replaced structure, the project is exempt from CEQA under Sections 15301, 15302, 15303, and 15311. The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, available for review at the District office.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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