Reasons for Exemption
The Project is in an urbanized area zoned for residential use and is subdividing the site into four or fewer parcels. The proposed tentative parcel map is in conformance with the General Plan and zoning designation of the site with all services and access available. In addition, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2, no unusual circumstances exist because:
a. The Project would not result in an expansion of the existing land uses (the proposal subdivides the parcel and does not include a change in zoning or proposed construction) that would contribute to significant cumulative impacts. The area surrounding the Project is development with single-family residential uses as well as a regional park (Elk Grove Regional Park).
b. The Project area does not provide natural habitat that is designated or of critical concern. The area surrounding the Project is development with single-family residential uses as well as a regional park (Elk Grove Regional Park). The Project would not result in any significant impacts to noise, air quality, biological resources, or water quality as no constriction, expansion, or zoning changes are proposed. Thus, there are no unusual circumstances associated with the Project.
c. The Project site is not on any hazardous material site lists based on May 3, 2021, database searches for hazardous material sites (Cortese list) pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.
d. The Project site does not contain scenic or historic resources.
e. The Project was not involved in a division of a larger parcel within the previous 2 years and the parcel does not have an average slope greater than 20 percent.