San Bernardino High School Cardinal Child Development Center Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Bernardino City Unified School District
Document Title
San Bernardino High School Cardinal Child Development Center Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project site is at 1850 North E Street in the City of San Bernardino. It includes a 1.8-acre undeveloped vacant lot and approximately 0.5 acre of roadway that extends from the northern border of the vacant lot to the north side of 17th Street (approximately 2.3 acres total). The portion of the project site that includes the vacant lot consists mainly of bare or exposed soil, ruderal vegetation (e.g., weeds and low nonnative grasses), 37 live trees, and 3 deceased trees. Two trees are along 17th Street and two are along F Street. A fence lines the perimeter of the site. A 64-inch-high concrete masonry unit (CMU) block wall borders the project site to the east, separating the vacant lot from the residential uses. An 8-foot-high CMU block wall sits perpendicular to the west side of the project site and is attached to a fence crossing F Street. The District proposes to construct a 13,938-square-foot one-story child development center. The center would include classrooms with a total capacity of approximately 120 pre-kindergarten and 48 transitional kindergarten students. It would also include indoor play and dining rooms, administration offices, and support spaces. Exterior spaces include outdoor learning spaces, playgrounds, and planted areas. Other project features include site furnishings, fencing enclosing the development center and playgrounds, solar panels, and a trash enclosure with roof. An eight-foot-high CMU block wall would be constructed along the southern edge of the project site to separate the play area from the alleyway. Other site improvements would include new utility service connections and additional hardscape and landscape improvements along the north and south sides of 17th Street and the east side F Street. Parking would consist of 18 new stalls with striping. A speed table and bus drop-off area with striping would be along 17th Street on the south edge of the existing high school parking lot. Driveways crossing the southwestern and northeastern portion of the site would be paved for fire access. Vehicular access to the west end of the facility’s parking lot/circulation aisle would be from F Street and 17th Street, and access to the east end of the circulation aisle would be from E Street and 17th Street. A gated entrance to the school campus (for both the high school and the proposed child development center) is at the existing “L”-shaped intersection of F Street and 17th Street. As proposed, project implementation is permitted under the general plan land use and zoning designations of the project site.

Contact Information

Thomas Pace
Agency Name
San Bernardino City Unified School District
Job Title
Director, Facilites Planning and Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
W. 17th Street and N. E Street
Total Acres
1.8 acres
Other Location Info
1850 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Guidelines Section 15332 – In-Fill Development Projects. Class 32 consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions described in this section. As described above, the project is a child development center. Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 (Exceptions), a categorical exemption is not allowed if the project would have one of the following impacts: 1) cumulative impact; 2) significant effect; 3) impact to scenic highways; 4) hazardous impact due to project being located on any hazardous materials list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code; and 5) impact on historical resources. The proposed project has been reviewed under Section 15300.2 for any characteristics or circumstances that might invalidate findings that the project is exempt under Section 15332. A supplement is available for review at District’s Facilities, Planning and Development Department, 956 West 9th Street, San Bernardino. It determined that the proposed project would not have a significant impact, and exceptions under Section 15300.2 would not prohibit the use of an exemption for this project. Therefore, project implementation meets the criteria under Class 32, and the District has determined that the proposed project is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


Notice of Exemption

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