Parking Assessment District Parking Reduction or Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Eureka
Document Title
Parking Assessment District Parking Reduction or Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Eureka’s 2019-2027 Housing Element, Housing Element Implementation Program IMP H-34: Affordable Housing on City-owned Properties, requires the City to release Requests for Proposal (RFPs) with the goal of developing at least 330 deed-restricted affordable units on 14 City-owned properties by 2028, in order to meet the goals of the 2019-2027 Housing Element. The City must now release an RFP inviting development on the remaining 11 sites, and the parking lot at 5th and D Street is included as one of the sites. In order to maximize the available area on the site for development of affordable housing, a developer may desire to reduce or remove the on-site public parking.

Contact Information

Kristen M. Goetz
Agency Name
City of Eureka
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Northwest corner of 5th and D Streets
State Highways
Highways 101 and 255
Alder Grove Charter School, Eureka Unified School District,
Humboldt Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 12 Section 15312
Reasons for Exemption
The City of Eureka, as Lead Agency has determined approving the reduction or removal of parking from the 5th and D Street site will allow the City to declare the property surplus to facilitate future development of affordable housing as required by the 2019-27 Housing Element. The decision to declare property surplus, and the subsequent lease or sale of surplus property is a “project” pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). However, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Categorical Exemption 15312 (Class 12) exempts the sale of surplus property except when the property is located in an area of “Statewide, Regional, or Area wide significance” as described in CEQA Guidelines Section 15206(b)(4). Section 15206(b)(4) states projects located within the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Santa Monica Mountains Zone as defined by Section 33105 of the Public Resources Code, the California Coastal Zone as defined in, and mapped pursuant to, Section 30103 of the Public Resources Code, an area within 1/4 mile of a wild and scenic river as defined by Section 5093.5 of the Public Resources Code, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, as defined in Water Code Section 12220, the Suisun Marsh as defined in Public Resources Code Section 29101, or the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission as defined in Government Code Section 66610, are considered located in an area of Statewide, Regional, or area wide significance. The site is not located in any of the areas described in 15206(b)(4) and therefore, the reduction or removal of parking to allow the sale or lease of the property is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Guidelines Section 15312.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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