Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA Guidelines section 15182(c). Section 15182(c) states that "Where a public agency has prepared an EIR on a specific plan after January 1, 1980, a residential project undertaken pursuant to and in conformity to that specific plan is exempt from CEQA if the project meets the requirements of this section. Residential projects covered by this section include but are not limited to land subdivisions, zoning changes, and residential planned unit developments."
This project is consistent with Mountain House Master Plan and Specific Plan I, adopted on November 10, 1994, which allows for High Density Residential (R-H) uses. The proposed project includes the development of 172 apartment units, and a recreation/leasing office facility with recreation amenities of about 5,000 square feet. The proposed project is consistent with the goals, policies, standards and maps of the Mountain House Specific Plan I of which an EIR was certified. As such, no further environmental review is necessary pursuant to CEQA.