Project 2021-40 (Palm Street Ventures LLC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of La Mesa
Document Title
Project 2021-40 (Palm Street Ventures LLC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project proponent and beneficiary Palm Street Ventures LLC proposes to construct a 64-unit, five-story, mixed-use development with 2,377 square-feet of ground floor commercial space and 29 covered parking spaces on a vacant, 0.5-acre site. Planned landscape and hardscape improvements include rehabilitating a small pocket park in the adjacent right-of-way, installing new street trees, and providing outdoor common areas including an entry plaza for outdoor seating and sidewalk dining. The project provides eight (8) deed-restricted very-low income affordable units.

Contact Information

Allyson Kinnard
Agency Name
City of La Mesa
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Mesa
San Diego
Cross Streets
Allison Avenue at Palm Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-8, SR 94, SR 125
MTS Orange Line
Helix High, La Mesa Arts Academy, Lemon Avenue Elementary
Other Location Info
4757 Palm Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32, CEQA Section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets all of the conditions necessary to qualify for the Section 15332 infill development exemption: (a) the project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and policies and with applicable zoning designation and regulations; (b) the project occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres surrounded by urban uses; (c) the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species; (d) approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and (e) the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. None of the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 apply.
County Clerk
San Diego


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