Digital - Orchard Avenue ADU


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Digital - Orchard Avenue ADU
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) to demolish the existing garage and 357 square-foot (sf) addition to an existing 1,178 sf residence, and construct a detached 578 sf new garage with second story, 578 sf accessory dwelling unit above the garage, patio, on a 0.16-acre site. The project site is In the RS-1-7. (Residential-Single Unit) Zone, of the Peninsula Community Plan, Coastal Overlay Zone (Non-Appealable 2), Coastal Height Limitation Overlay Zone, Parking Impact Overlay Zone (Coastal Impact), Airport Approach Overlay Zone, Airport Influence Area (San Diego International Airport (SDIA), Review Area 2), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 77 Notification (SDIA and North Island Naval Air Station) area. The community plan designates the site as single family residential for up to 9 dwelling units per acre.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Szymanski
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Information
Coastal Development Permit

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 Existing Facilities; 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures)
Reasons for Exemption
The City of San Diego conducted an environmental review that determined the project would not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. The project meets the criteria set forth in CEQA Section 15301 which consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting ,leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing facilities (public or private), Involving negligible or no expansion of existing use. Further, CEQA Section 15301 (e) (1) Includes but Is not limited to: additions to existing structures provided that the addition will not result in an Increase of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the structures before the addition, or 2,500 square-feet, whichever is less. The project proposes 357 square foot addition to 1,178 sf existing residence, this exemption Is deemed appropriate, involving no expansion of existing· use. The project also meets the criteria set forth In CEQA Section 15303 which consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures. Since CEQA Section 15303 allows for construction of a new residential unit, this exemption was deemed appropriate. This exemption includes but are not limited to one single family residence or a second dwelling unit In a residential zone. In addition, the exceptions listed in CEQA Section 15300,2 would not apply.
County Clerk
San Diego


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