Authorize Lease Amendment No. 1 with Rancho La Quinta


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Authorize Lease Amendment No. 1 with Rancho La Quinta
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes to extend a lease to Rancho La Quinta Community. CVWD owns Assessor Parcel No. 602-250-024 (Parcel), the Parcel is currently being used by Rancho La Quinta as an existing dog park. The Parcel is approximately 21,780 square feet in size (0.50 acres). The Rancho La Quinta Community has leased this Parcel since January 11 of 2011. In January 2016, CVWD renewed the lease for (1) additional (5) year extension. CVWD and Rancho La Quinta have agreed to extend the lease with the amended terms for an additional 3 years. No ground disturbance or construction is included or permitted within the land lease amendment. The project site is not located with or immediately adjacent to a conservation area associated with the Coachella Valley Multiples Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project is not subject to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Local Development Mitigation Fee because the project location is an existing, disturbed parcel.

Contact Information

Chris Bogan
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District - Coachella, CA
Job Title
Right-of-Way Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Quinta
Southern California
Other Location Info
The subject parcel is located inside the Rancho La Quinta Community on the corner of Mission Drive East and Rancho Santa Margarita in the city of La Quinta (Riverside County).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Review for Exemption/Common Sense Exemption: State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) states an activity is covered by the common sense exemption where CEQA applies only to a project, and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the activity may have a significant effect on the environment. The discretionary action of authorizing this amendment to land lease agreement is a project; however the issuance of this land lease agreement would not pose the possibility of a significant effect on the environment.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines §15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The project includes the extension of a land lease agreement of an existing CVWD parcel. No change in the permitted lease activities will occur.
County Clerk


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