Reasons for Exemption
The effects of the proposed project are Categorically Exempt from the requirements to prepare additional environmental documentation per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines, Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities). The Class 1 exemption consists of the repair, maintenance, and/or minor alteration of existing public or private structures or facilities, involving negligible or no expansion of the use beyond that existing at the time of this determination. The proposed project is a request for approval of a remodel of an existing skilled nursing facility into a memory care facility and independent living units. No exterior work will take place other than the remodel of interior courtyards, wrought iron fencing, and vehicular gate along Ball Road. Pursuant to Section 15300.2 (c} and 15301 of Title 14 of the California Code of
Regulations, there are no unusual circumstances in respect to the proposed project for which staff would anticipate a significant effect on the environment. Therefore, the proposed project would be categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA.