Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to the listed sections, projects that are consistent with the development density of existing zoning, community plan, or General Plan policies for which an EIR was certified shall be exempt from additional CEQA analysis, except as may be necessary to determine whether there are project-specific significant effects that are peculiar to the project or site that would otherwise require additional CEQA review. There is no new substantial information indicating that the impacts of the project will be more severe than described in the General Plan EIR when the Visual and Historic Resources Element was adopted and there are no cumulative or off-site impacts from the proposed project that were not addressed in the General Plan EIR. As such Ordinance 22-05 adopted on April 19, 2022, which established the City's process and criteria for adding properties to the Historic Resources Inventory (HRI), and specific Historical designations, was found to be exempt from further CEQA review.
Further, the proposed addition of 290/295 Ellwood Canyon Road to the HRI and adopting clarifying findings relative to 96 Glen Annie Road regarding which on-site features were designated on April 19, 2022, does not qualify as a "project" for the purposes of CEQA because the adding of properties to the HRI does not, by itself, have the potential to cause a significant effect on the environment. Any subsequent development project will be separately examined in accordance with CEQA. As such the action to add the subject property to the HRI is exempt from CEQA review.