Reasons for Exemption
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 the adaptive reuse of an existing 10,000 square foot city-owned building, including a
minor addition (less than 1,000 square feet), to accommodate a food-focused small business incubator and workforce training facility; therefore the project meets the requirements for a Class I exemption. In addition, 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; and, the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) has determined that there is no architectural historic significance to the building, this determination would not conflict with CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 (f), which prohibits that use of Categorical Exemptions for Historical Resources.