Project 2021-18 (Chase Bank Rebuild)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of La Mesa
Document Title
Project 2021-18 (Chase Bank Rebuild)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project applicant and beneficiary Chase Bank proposes to construct a 4,120-square-foot retail bank building on a 0.62-acre commercial site in the Downtown Village area of La Mesa. The new facility replaces a similarly sized and situated retail bank that was lost to fire in 2020. The scope of work includes closing one of three curb openings and installing new landscaping and storm water facilities. The site is zoned CD-D (Downtown Commercial/Urban Design Overlay) and the Planned Land Use is Downtown Commercial. The site development plan was approved by the Design Review Board and by administrative decision and was ratified by the City Council on January 11, 2022. APN 494-402-20-00.

Contact Information

Allyson Kinnard
Agency Name
City of La Mesa
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Mesa
San Diego
Cross Streets
Allison Avenue at Spring Street
Total Acres
0.62 acres
Parcel #
State Highways
La Mes

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, CEQA Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15302, which exempts replacement or reconstruction of existing facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced. The project meets the criteria for the exception and none of the exceptions in Section 15300.2 apply.
County Clerk
San Diego


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