Variance permit for the Kensington Fire District #CDVR21-01040


SCH Number
Public Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Variance permit for the Kensington Fire District #CDVR21-01040
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The applicant requests approval of a Variance permit to allow a 15’-1/4” front yard setback (where 20-feet is the minimum) and a 3’-5” side yard (where 5-feet is the minimum) to enclose an existing 345-square-foot, second story deck space on the existing Kensington Public Safety Building. The project was approved on March 7, 2022, by the Contra Costa County Zoning Administrator.

Contact Information

Everett Louie
Agency Name
Contra Costa County
Job Title
Planner 1
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Kensington
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Arlington Ave and Oberlin Ave
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 580, Interstate 80
12 schools

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption Sec 15301(e)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt from environmental review pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15301(e). which exempts additions to existing structures provide that the addition will not result in an increase of more than: (1) 50 percent of the floor area of the structures before the addition, or 2,500 square feet, whichever is less. The proposed project will include enclosing a 345-square-foot second story deck addition. This square footage does not exceed the 2,500-square-foot threshold nor is it 50 percent of the floor area (existing floor area 6,133). Therefore, the proposed project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(e).
County Clerk
Contra Costa


Notice of Exemption

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