FO2 Window Replacement and Exterior Updates Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Document Title
FO2 Window Replacement and Exterior Updates Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CSULB is pursuing minor renovations and replacement projects throughout campus, including the proposed project to replace the existing windows and repaint the exterior of FO2. The proposed project entails the removal of approximately 2,577 square feet of windows on the east and west façades and installation of new, energy efficient metal windows. The new windows would be installed within existing openings and would not require any dimensional changes to the building’s fenestration patterns; they would feature low emissivity glazing in order to improve energy efficiency. The proposed project also entails patching and painting the exterior stucco walls with white paint; the existing brick veneer would remain unpainted. Interior window walls would also be patched and painted as part of the proposed project. The proposed project would improve the building’s energy efficiency, which would be accomplished with the installation of new energy efficient windows; and refresh the building exterior and render it compatible with the campus’s standard color scheme, which would be accomplished with the application of new exterior paint.

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
Cross Streets
West Campus Drive and East Campus Drive
Other Location Info
The project site is located on the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) campus, located at 1250 N. Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90815. The CSULB campus encompasses 322 acres and is bounded by East Atherton Street to the north, Palo Verde Avenue to the east, East 7th Street to the south, and Bellflower Boulevard to the west. The Faculty Office 2 Building (FO2) is located in the southern portion of the campus, east of the Liberal Arts 4 building and west of the Central Quad. To the north is an additional faculty office building (FO3), and a Lecture Hall 150-151 is located to the south. FO2 is situated between the north-south running axes of West Campus Drive and East Campus Drive. The latitude/longitude of the project location is: 33° 46’ 43.104” N, -118° 6’ 50.1114” W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 (Class 1)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project would include window replacements and exterior renovations of the existing FO2 in order to improve the building’s insulation as well as update the building’s exterior appearance to align with other buildings on campus. The proposed project is categorically exempt under Class 1 Existing Facilities, having met the qualifying criteria provided under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301. Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. Section 15301 provides some, but does not limit project scope to, examples of such projects, including interior or exterior alterations involving such things as interior partitions, plumbing, and electrical conveyances. The key consideration is whether the project involves negligible or no expansion of use. As detailed above, the proposed project would be categorized under this description. In addition, with adherence to existing regulations and Best Management Practices that are employed on campus, the construction of the proposed project would not result in impacts to environmental resources. As such, the proposed project would be considered minor alteration to an existing facility and would be exempt under a Class 1 Categorical Exemption.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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