Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301/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 proposed use is consistent with the Fresno General Plan and the Development Code. The project requests authorization to establish a commercial cannabis business in an existing building with no expansion of the existing use. The project will also be required to comply with the mitigation measures of the Cannabis Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) SCH No. 201907023.
The project area is located within a developed urbanized area primarily surrounded by industrial uses. The project area poses no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. The project area is on a lot surrounded by similar uses as planned for in the General Plan. The project is located on a local street between two major streets resulting in noise levels from vehicles under the maximum required in the Fresno Municipal Code. The site will be served by all required utilities and public services. Therefore, the project will not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.