590 Castro Street Mixed-Use Development


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Mountain View
Document Title
590 Castro Street Mixed-Use Development
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is an infill project involving redevelopment of an approximately 0.97-acre site at the northwest corner of Castro Street and Church Street intersection. The project site is currently occupied by single-story vacant commercial building and associated surface parking lot. The project proposes to demolition the existing building and redevelop the site with a four-story 105, 264 square foot commercial building, with two levels of below-grade parking garage. The project also includes removal of 19 existing trees including 9 heritage trees and a Preliminary Parcel Map to combine five lots into one lot.

Contact Information

Diana Pancholi
Agency Name
City of Mountain View
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mountain View
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Castro Street and Church Street
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The Development is consistent with the applicable General Plan Land Use Designation of Downtown Mixed-Use and applicable General Plan policies, including LUD 3.2 (Mix of land uses). LUD 3.7 (Upgraded commercial areas), LUD 7.2 (Human scaled building details), and LUD 9.4 (Enhanced pedestrian activity), as well as applicable Downtown Precise Plan regulations; The project site is less than five acres, within the City limits, and surrounded by urban uses as defined under CEQA. The project site contains no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species, nor do buildings on the site qualify as a historic resource at the local, State, or Federal level. The project would not cause any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality because the project met City's Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Policy screening criteria based on its proximity to transit, local-serving retail land use. FAR higher than 0.75 and consistency with Plan Bay Area 2040, the Bay Area's Sustainable Communities Strategy, and parking provided does not exceed code requirements. The project was, therefore, presumed to have a "less-than-significant" impact on VMT. The project will be constructed to comply with applicable local, State and Federal noise and water quality regulations; and is below the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMB) screening levels and is conditioned to implement all the construction-related best management practices (BMPs) required by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD); and the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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