Exempt Surplus Land Sale – Monroe 52 Builders, LLC


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Exempt Surplus Land Sale – Monroe 52 Builders, LLC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will sell existing CVWD surplus land (Land) (APN: 779-370-005) to the adjacent landowner Monroe 52 Builders, LLC (Developer). Both CVWD and adjacent Developer (APN: 779-430-001) parcel sites are both located in the City of La Quinta within the Rancho Santana community. Rancho Santana is a private community located in the corner of 52nd Avenue and Monroe Street. Developer will purchase the CVWD Land to build additional homes within the Rancho Santana community. The Land is a 4791.6 square foot parcel dedicated in fee title on Tract Map 31202-1 for sanitation lift station purposes. A temporary private lift station was constructed on the Land, the lift station and structures have been removed and the site is now abandoned. The parcel is disturbed land in a developed urban setting with no significant habitat value. The parcel is not located in Conservation Area of the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Contact Information

Coachella Valley Water District
Agency Name
William Patterson
Job Title
Environmental Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Quinta
Other Location Info
The project site is located in the City of La Quinta on the corner of Mountain Spur Drive and Day Star Drive.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorically Exempt: State CEQA Guidelines §15312
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15312 (Surplus Government Property Sales). Class 12 consists of sales of surplus government property except for parcels of land located in an area of statewide, regional, or areawide concern identified in Section 15206(b)(4). However, even if the surplus property to be sold is located in any of those areas, its sale is exempt if: (a) The property does not have significant values for wildlife habitat or other environmental purposes, and (b) Any of the following conditions exist: (1) The property is of such size, shape, or inaccessibility that it is incapable of independent development or use; or (2) The property to be sold would qualify for an exemption under any other class of categorical exemption in these guidelines; or (3) The use of the property and adjacent property has not changed since the time of purchase by the public agency.

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Review for Exemption “Common Sense” Exemption: State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review of Exception). A project is exempt from CEQA if the activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects, which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA.
County Clerk


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