Rancho San Antonio Multimodal Access - Priority 1 Implementation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Rancho San Antonio Multimodal Access - Priority 1 Implementation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (District) is proposing multimodal improvements associated with the Rancho San Antonio Multimodal Access - Priority 1 Implementation Project (Project). The Project includes installation of the following elements at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve (Preserve): • Five sensors, similar to small speed bumps, installed on existing Preserve service road and in parking areas to count vehicles entering the existing parking area; • Three solar-powered repeaters installed near sensors on new or existing posts; and • One dynamic sign at the Preserve entrance to display parking availability in real-time, using existing AC power. As depicted in Figure 1, these improvements are proposed within or near existing parking or roadway areas. The dynamic sign is proposed adjacent to the main entrance on Rancho San Antonio Service Road. The parking sensors are proposed on existing impervious paved surfaces in three separate areas to capture parking counts. The solar panel repeaters are proposed off-street, adjacent to the service road on existing or proposed posts. Installation would involve minor land alternations, but no vegetation removal would be required.

Contact Information

Tyler Smith
Agency Name
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve and County Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 and 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 – Existing Facilities: 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. The key consideration is whether the project involves negligible or no expansion of use. Class 1 (c) includes existing highways and streets, sidewalks, gutters, bicycle and pedestrian trails, and similar facilities. The project proposes installation of sensors to count vehicles and one dynamic sign at the Preserve parking lot. The project would not expand the existing use. Section 15304 – Minor Alterations to Land: Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. The project proposes minimal trimming to existing vegetation to accommodate the dynamic sign and solar panel repeaters. The existing vegetation is routinely pruned, and the proposed trimming is not considered an increased impact for this project.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


Notice of Exemption

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