Development Permit Application No. P20-02121


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Fresno
Document Title
Development Permit Application No. P20-02121
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Environmental Assessment No. P20-02121 was filed by Ashley Griffith on behalf of CHA Tech Services, LLC and encompasses two phases of development (Phase I & Phase II). The first phase (Phase I), as filed under Development Permit Application No. P20-02121, proposes to construct a single-story, 3,552 square-foot (SF) building addition which will be used to store and charge forklifts on the 28.85-acre project site. The 3,552 SF storage and charging addition would be located in the central portion of the project site, west of the existing warehouse and bottling facility and east of the existing truck and employee parking areas. The project also includes the installation of 22 wall mounted chargers for forklifts, 26 120v chargers from standard wall outlets for the walkie rider forklifts, two eyewash/safety showers, and utilities improvements, such as sprinklers, electrical, ventilation, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). The 22 wall mounted chargers for forklifts and the 26 120v chargers from standard wall outlets for the walkie rider forklifts currently exist within the beverage bottling facility and would be relocated to the proposed storage and charging addition. Additionally, Phase II of the project includes the introduction of 50 battery-electric, zero-emission, Class 8 trucks (zero emission vehicles [ZEVs]) and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) with eight (8) 700+ kilowatt (kW) DC-fast charging Megawatt Charging System (MCS) connectors and a battery energy storage solution (BESS). The 50 ZEV trucks would be used for on- and off-site use. All other facilities which were previously approved for construction on the subject property would remain the same. The purpose of the proposed expansion to the existing site facilities is to consolidate the charging areas to a single location. The number of employees and work hours will not change. The production capability of the site would also not increase. Entitlements: Environmental Assessment No. P20-02121 would require approval of a Development Permit. Phase I is proposed under Development Permit Application No. P20-02121. Phase II will be processed under a separate, subsequent entitlement.

Contact Information

Phillip Siegrist
Agency Name
City of Fresno
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Located on the north side of East North Avenue, between South East and South Orange Avenues
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
41 & 99
Southern Pacific
Fresno, Washington, Orange Unifed
Mt Diabl

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 allows a streamlined environmental review process for projects that are consistent with the densities established by existing zoning, community plan or general plan policies for which an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified. The proposed project is consistent with the land use designation and densities established by the Fresno General Plan, for which an EIR was certified (State Clearinghouse (SCH) # 2012111015). An Environmental Checklist has been prepared to show the project’s consistency with CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 Statutory Exemption. The Environmental Checklist includes a discussion and analysis of any peculiar or site-specific environmental impacts associated with construction and operation of the proposed project. The Environmental Checklist identifies the applicable City of Fresno development standards and policies that would apply to the proposed project during both the construction and operational phases, and explains how the application of these uniformly applied standards and policies would ensure that no peculiar or site-specific environmental impacts would occur. The proposed project is consistent with the land use designations and development intensities assigned to the project site by the City of Fresno General Plan. Cumulative impacts associated with development and buildout of the project site, as proposed, were fully addressed in the City of Fresno Program EIR (SCH# 2019050005). Since the proposed project is consistent with the land use designation and development intensity for the site identified in the General Plan and analyzed in the Program EIR, implementation of the proposed project would not result in any new or altered cumulative impacts beyond those addressed in the Program EIR. The analysis in the CEQA Environmental Checklist demonstrates that there are no site-specific or peculiar impacts associated with the project, and identifies uniformly applied standards and policies that would be applied to the project. The Project Requirements identified in the attached environmental analysis include requirements that must be implemented by the proposed project in order to ensure that any site-specific impacts or construction-related impacts are reduced to a less-than-significant level. All Project Requirements identified in the attached Environmental Checklist shall be made a condition of project approval and shall be implemented within the timeframes identified.
County Clerk


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