CCI Solar Carports (Planning Application RSM 22-006)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Document Title
CCI Solar Carports (Planning Application RSM 22-006)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Site Development Permit to allow solar carports within the parking lot of an existing light industrial office building occupied by Control Components Inc. (CCI) located at 22591 Avenida Empresa. The project includes the installation of four freestanding carports with attached solar panels mounted atop the carport roofs. Modifications to the existing parking stall count or parking lot configuration are not proposed. New parking lot landscaping and lighting will also be installed.

Contact Information

Derek Bingham
Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Santa Margarita
Southern California
Cross Streets
22591 Avenida Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303 Class 3: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures; Section 15311 Class 11: Accessory Structures
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15303 and 15311, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3 and Class 11 categorical exemptions since the project involves the installation of a limited number of new accessory structures, solar carports, within an existing parking lot on a developed light industrial building site. The project includes no expansion of the existing building footprint or project site area. Furthermore, all necessary public services and facilities are already available to the project site, and approval of the project will not result in significant adverse effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
County Clerk


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