Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 pertains to the proposed project as the work would comprise alterations to existing Airport roadways, curbsides, and parking facilities for purposes of improved operational efficiency and public safety (including as to enhanced pedestrian and personal mobility for Airport users) that involve negligible expansion of an existing use. The proposed project would be completed on existing Airport property, within areas currently utilizing and accommodating the proposed functions (i.e., curbside activity, vehicle staging, facilitation of vehicle movement). The project is consistent with existing and allowable ONT land uses, as well as with the ONT Zoning District and the City of Ontario Zoning Map. The proposed remote curbside would not increase the number of passengers or aircraft operations at the Airport. Rather, the proposed improvements would enhance efficiency and safety of Airport facilities for existing uses.
Class 2 pertains to the proposed project as the GTC, and associated improvements, would constitute the reconfiguration of existing uses within their existing location on a portion of Lot 3. Vehicle parking and staging, airport curbside activity, and terminal access roadway uses are situated north of the ONT terminals, between East
Terminal Way and East Airport Drive. Curbside activities currently occur on two lengths of curbside adjacent to Terminal 2 and Terminal 4, which are accessible by East Terminal Way via East Airport Drive. The proposed GTC would be located on a portion of Lot 3 within the same general roadway alignment and serve the same purpose as the existing curbside functions, reallocating existing activity over a longer length of roadway. Existing facilities would be reconfigured to maximize the usable curbside on East Terminal Way, reduce congestion, and enhance public safety, operational efficiency, and predictability of passenger curbside functions and vehicle movement at the Airport. Existing daily parking displaced as a part of the proposed project would be relocated to adjacent existing vehicle parking areas. Realignment of parking and terminal roadway access would not result in changes to existing roadway
capacity at the Airport or on the surrounding roadway network.
Class 32: The proposed GTC would be consistent with infill criteria identified above. Specifically, the proposed project would be consistent with existing and allowable ONT land uses, as well as with the ONT Zoning District and the City of Ontario General Plan. The proposed development would occur within the City of Ontario, entirely on Airport property. The proposed project area comprises developed and active Airport property, adjacent to Airport parking facilities, terminals, and surface roadways. The GTC would serve existing Airport curbside functions and would not
result in an increase in Airport-related vehicle traffic, passenger demand, or aircraft operations. Given the nature of terminal curbside activity, the proposed project's demand on utilities and public services would be negligible and would be accommodated by existing services. The proposed GTC footprint would be between one and two acres, pending final design, on the paved and active Lot 3, which is approximately 14.5 acres in size. The proposed project site comprises existing, paved, active surface parking, which has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. As a continuation of an existing use, construction and operation of the proposed project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic,
noise, air quality, or water quality.