Reasons for Exemption
1. The project is consistent with the applicable General Plan designation and all applicable General Plan policies, as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations. As outlined in this Agenda Report, the Project is consistent with all applicable policies of the General Plan, Carlsberg Specific Plan (CSP), and zoning and subdivision codes. Deviations from certain development standards have been found consistent with nearby uses, as allowed by MMC 17.44.040.C. 2. The proposed development occurs within city limits on a Project Site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. The 2.59-acre Project Site is located within city limits and surrounded by developed uses. 3. The Project Site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. The Project Site has been vacant and pre-graded. No habitat or native vegetation were observed on the property and the site is not located within any identified habitat area where biological resources may exist, nor does the site have any onsite water sources. The Project Site is relatively free of vegetation; therefore the Site has no habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species.