North and South Campus Cellular Towers Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Document Title
North and South Campus Cellular Towers Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would include two cell towers on the CSULB campus in order to increase campus safety and eliminate the need for various rooftops receptors by consolidating all cellular service within the two towers. The North Campus cell tower would reach a maximum height of 80 feet above adjacent grade with a fenced enclosure area of approximately 1,500 SF; the South Campus cell tower would reach a maximum height of 75 feet with a fenced enclosure area of approximately 1,000 SF. Both towers would be designed to resemble pine trees in order to blend in with the surrounding campus character and both would be fenced in for security purposes.

Contact Information

Melissa Soto
Agency Name
California State University, Long Beach
Job Title
Program Planner, Capital Construction
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Section 15303
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under Class 3 New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures, having met the qualifying criteria provided under CEQA Guidelines Section 15303. Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. Section 15303 provides some, but does not limit project scope to, examples of such structures. While cell towers are not explicitly included in this list, the proposed cell towers would be comparable in scope and function to those structures listed, which, in summary, include single family homes and duplexes, commercial developments within the range of 2,500-10,000 square feet (SF) of floor area, utility extensions and improvements, accessory structures such as garages, and sterilization units for medical waste treatment.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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