Reasons for Exemption
The Project has been determined to be Categorically Exempt (Class 32 – Section 15332, “In-Fill Development Projects”) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and CEQA Guidelines. Class 32 consists of projects characterized as in-fill development and can adequately be served by all utility purveyors. The Project is zoned Economic Development Corridor – Southern Gateway (EDC-SG) and is consistent with the standards and policies set forth in the general plan and zoning code. The proposed project will be located on 4.26-gross acres, and is generally surrounded by existing residential, light industrial and vacant land. The Project proposes to construct a two-story 21,552 square foot building fronting Zeiders Road and proposes paved outdoor sales to the rear of the property. The proposed project meets the criteria identified in Section 15332 as is located in parcels of less than five (5) acres, and the site can be served by required utilities and the site has no value to as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species. Additionally, the Project will not have an adverse effect related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality, and the project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5 (California Department of Toxic Substances Control list of various hazardous sites).