Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of a minor alteration to an existing street. The proposed intermittent closure would result in no expansion or change in use as Main Street is already used for the purposes of pedestrian crossings, outdoor dining, public gathering, and the Main Street Farmers Market. Thus, the proposed project would be categorically exempt from the CEQA as a Class 1 project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(c). In addition, the proposed project constitutes a minor alteration of land as the bollards are common traffic control devices that result in a negligible effect on the environment. The proposed improvement would be installed entirely within the street right-of-way, and no trees or other vegetation would be removed. The purpose of the proposed closure is to allow for the intermittent use of the Main Street right-of-way for pedestrian use, outdoor dining, public gathering, and weekly farmers market uses. Accordingly, the proposed project is categorically exempt from the CEQA as a Class 4 project pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304(e).