Morro Bay Museum of Natural History Re-roof and Structural Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History Re-roof and Structural Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Repair the leaking roof and the spalling, concrete balcony at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at Morro Bay State Park to allow for continued use of the museum for interpretive purposes. Work will: - Remove and demolish existing roofing and haul off-site. - Install a new roofing membrane system with rigid insulation and modified bituminous roofing including base sheets and Densdeck coverboard that meets current building codes for slope. - Relocate roof drains and install aluminum drain boxes, new drain bowls, drain covers, clamping rings. - Install new aluminum counter flashing, continuous cant, cap ply, and sealant at roof-wall joints. Taper roof edge to approximately match existing roof line. - Replace trapezoidal skylight, repair any rotted framing and install new flashing and sealant. - Repair rotted roof sheathing, wood roof decking, wood rafters, eaves, wood storefront mullions and install cap flashing above wall assemblies. - Repair split rafter tail. - Repair/replace roof jacks and vents and reseal with new flashing and sealant. - Repair concrete spalling at slab edge of balcony and at corroded rebar sections. - Re-coat exterior decking with specified weatherproof coating, and - Re-paint building based on historical photo documentation (c. 1964).

Contact Information

Doug G. Barker
Agency Name
California Dept of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
District Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
South Bay Blvd and Lower State Park Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
California Hwy 1
Morro Bay School District
Morro Bay, Estero Bay, Morro Creek, Chorro Creek
Other Location Info
Located within Morro Bay State Park adjacent to the Morro Bay Marina on Lower State Park Rd.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 1 & 31 California Code of Regulations, title 14, Sections 15301, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use, and maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation or reconstruction of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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