Digital Otterson Residence CDP / Variance


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Digital Otterson Residence CDP / Variance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) and Variance to demolish an existing duplex and to construct a new 3,795 square-foot, three-story, single dwelling unit with a new attached Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), basement, and balconies, on a 0.11-acre site. The project also proposes new landscape, lightwells, fences and gates, terraces, elevator, exterior stairs, and a driveway. The project proposes a Variance for a 20-foot driveway where 12 foot is allowed. The project site is in the RM-1-1 (Residential Multiple Unit) Zone, of the Pacific Beach Community Plan, Coastal Overlay Zone (Appealable), Coastal Height Limit Overlay Zone, Transit Priority Area, Parking Impact Overlay Zone (Coastal/Beach Impact}, Residential Tandem Parking Impact Overlay Zone, and Transit Area Overlay Zone. The community plan designates the site as multi-family use.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Szymanski
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Citywide, Countywide
Other Information
A Coastal Development Permit

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 (New Construction)
Reasons for Exemption
The City of San Diego conducted an environmental review that determined the project would not have the potential to cause a significant effect on the environment. The project meets the criteria set forth in CEQA Section 15303 which consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures. Since CEQA Section 15303 allows for the construction of a new residential unit, this exemption was deemed appropriate. This exemption includes but is not limited to one single family residence or a second dwelling unit in a residential zone. In addition, the exceptions listed in CEQA Section 15300.2 would not apply.
County Clerk
San Diego


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print