Jewell Apartments CDP


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Jewell Apartments CDP
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT to demolish an existing single-family dwelling unit and hardscape on two contiguous parcels to construct a three-story mixed-use building, totaling 15,937-square feet. The ground level would consist of one 445-square foot commercial tenant space, a 133-square foot lobby and an on-grade parking garage. The second and third levels would consist of 10 units each for a total of 20 units. The project is requesting an affordable housing density bonus based on providing 15 percent (2 units) very low-income units. In addition, various site improvements would also be constructed including associated hardscape and landscape. The project is requesting allowable incentives in the form of deviations from development regulations for front-yard setback, side-yard setback, personal storage area, common open space area, and selection of commercial uses allowed. The 0.29-acre project site is located at 1704 Hornblend Street. The project site is designated residential and zone RM-2-5 per the Pacific Beach Community Plan area. The project is also within the Coastal Height Limitation Overlay Zone, the Coastal Overlay Zone (Non-Appealable 2 Area), the Parking Impact Overlay Zone (Coastal Impact), the Parking Standards Transit Priority Areas, and the Transit Priority Area. (LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lots 39 and 40 in Block 216 of Pacific Beach, according to Map thereof No. 697 and 854 and Lots 37 and 38 in Block 216 of Pacific Beach, according to Map thereof No. 697 and 854.)

Contact Information

Morgan Dresser
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15332 (In-fill Development Projects)
Reasons for Exemption
The City of San Diego conducted an environmental review which determined the project would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment in that the project is consistent with the community plan and the applicable zone. The project would not result in any significant environmental impacts. The project meets the criteria set forth in CEQA Section CEQA Section 15332 that consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the following conditions: (a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations; (b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses; (c) The project has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species; (d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and (e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. Furthermore, the exceptions listed in CEQA Section 15300.2 would not apply in that no cumulative impacts were identified; no significant effect on the environmental were identified; the project is not adjacent to a scenic highway; nor is the project identified on a list of hazardous waste sites pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.
County Clerk
San Diego


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