East Whisman Area Transit Oriented Development Improvements Phase 2: Ellis Street


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Mountain View
Document Title
East Whisman Area Transit Oriented Development Improvements Phase 2: Ellis Street
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to construct pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Ellis Street from Fairchild Drive to Manila Drive in the City of Mountain View. The proposed project includes construction of a two-way multi use path, American with Disability Act (ADA) - compliant curb ramps, retaining wall below Highway 101, roadway grind and overlay, street lighting, drainage improvements, median island modifications, traffic signal modifications, and signing and striping work. The proposed project located within the Ellis Street and Highway 101 public right-of-way.

Contact Information

Joy Houghton
Agency Name
City of Mountain View
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mountain View
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Ellis Street from Fairchild Drive to Manila Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21080.25
Reasons for Exemption
The project, as described above, is “Pedestrian and bicycle facilities, including new facilities” as defined under Public Resources Code 21080.25(b)(1). Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.25(c), the project meets the following requirements: • A public agency is carrying out the project and is the Lead Agency for the project. • The project is located in an urbanized area. • The project is located on or within an existing public right-of-way. • The project does not add physical infrastructure that increases new automobile capacity. • The project does not require the demolition of affordable housing units. • The project cost is less than $100,000,000 and, therefore, not subject to additional requirements. In addition to the above requirements of subsection (c), pursuant to Public Resources Code 21080.25(d), the Lead Agency has certified the project will be completed by a skilled and trained workforce in accordance with Chapter 2.9 (commencing with Section 2600) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code. For these reasons, the project meets all of the requirements for a Statutory Exemption under Public Resources Code Section 21080.25 and the project is exempt from environmental review under CEQA.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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