Climate Adaptation Center Grant


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Climate Adaptation Center Grant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The County of Sonoma has accepted a grant of $250,000 from the California Coastal Conservancy to study feasibility and create a plan for a Climate Adaptation Center (Plan) at the former Sonoma Developmental Center. The plan is expected to be completed by November 30, 2023. Upon its completion, the County will make the Plan available to the future property owner(s) to consider as part of their redevelopment plans.

Contact Information

Azine Spalding
Agency Name
Sonoma County Permit Sonoma
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Arnold Drive and Harney
Total Acres
Parcel #
054-090-001, 054-150-010, 054-150-005
State Highways
Hwy 12
Sonoma Valley
Fern Lake, Mill Creek, Sonoma Creek, Ashbury Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines at California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15262 and 15306.
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed activity is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15060(b) and (c) and Section 15378, because the activity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment. Additionally and alternatively, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines Sections 15262, which exempts feasibility and planning studies for possible future actions from the requirement to prepare an Environmental Impact Report or negative declaration, and 15306, which exempts from CEQA basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities that will not disturb environmental resources. The proposed project consists of planning activities, feasibility research and analysis, and the development of recommendations for potential future action, none of which will impact any environmental resources. Through acceptance of the grant and development of the plan the County is not committing to any course of action, in particular, the County is not committed to approving or funding development of a climate adaption center or any other related development.
County Clerk


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