Valley State Prison Modular Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Document Title
Valley State Prison Modular Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) proposes to design and construct two 6,000 square foot modular buildings to create a rehabilitative and reentry-focused institution at Valley State Prison (VSP). The new buildings will provide additional space for: expanded access to innovative enrichment programs, academic opportunities, career technical training opportunities, and expanded access to technology to prepare inmates for reentry into a technology-driven economy. The modular buildings will be constructed off-site, transported to VSP, and set in place on a concrete slab footings. Each of the two modular buildings will consist of four classrooms, one computer room, six staff offices, and staff and inmate restrooms. The modular buildings will be located in one yard, within an area that was previously disturbed during initial construction of the facility and is within the boundaries of the secured lethal electrified fence. All work shall be compliant with Title 24 requirements, CDCR Design and Construction Policy Guidelines, Americans with Disabilities Act, Division of State Architect, and State Fire Marshal requirements.

Contact Information

Peter J Connelly, Jr
Agency Name
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Job Title
Environmental Planning Branch Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Avenue 24 and Road 22
Southern Pacific Railroad

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 (Infill Developments)
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves no expansion of existing use, consistent with the applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designations and regulations, and located within a previously disturbed area that is not considered environmentally or historically sensitive. This is one of a class of projects that the Secretary for Resources has found do not have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore is declared categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.


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