Manresa Stairs Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Manresa Stairs Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will replace the lower section of the Manresa Uplands day use beach access stairs at Manresa State Beach to provide visitors to the day use parking area access to the beach. Work will: For the upper portion of the stairway: • Install and secure twelve (12) 18-inch diameter and two (2) 24 inch diameter reinforced concrete posts approximately 10-feet deep; • Attach galvanized steel stringers to the concrete posts; • Construct four (4) flights of redwood stairs and three (3) redwood landings with the galvanized steel stringers for support; For the lower portion of the stairway: • Excavate to below grade and remove approximately 90 cubic yards of soil; • Form and pour a 5.5-feet wide by approximately 14-feet high reinforced concrete section of stairs; and • Install new handrails along the length of the entire staircase.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, repair, and maintenance of existing public or private structures or facilities, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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