McNear Park Recreational Dock Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Petaluma
Document Title
McNear Park Recreational Dock Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes the replacement of an existing wooden dock, damaged in 2020 during the Petaluma River dredging operation. The project will install a low profile, floating dock, 916 sq. ft. in area, constructed of prefabricated materials. Three 16" fiberglass covered steel guide-type pilings will be driven into the river bottom, to anchor the dock. A 40' gangway will be installed from the top of bank out to the dock platform, which will be located offshore. A concrete footing will be poured to anchor the gangway to the upper bank. Two paths will be built leading down to the gangway. One will be the redefinition of a short existing path from the bam to the gangway entrance. The second path will be a five-foot wide, 40' ramp with a gradient of <5% to meet ADA standards. Upon installation of the dock, the area will be re-seeded/landscaped with native riparian and wetland plants appropriate to the site.

Contact Information

Kallie Kull
Agency Name
Friends of the Petaluma River
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Olivia Ervin
Agency Name
City of Petaluma
Job Title
Principal Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
100 East D Street
Petaluma River
Other Location Info
Steamer Landing Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 19:Section 21084; 15300, Existing Facilities Sec.15301 (c), Replacement or Reconstruction Sec. 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project is eligible for categorical exemptions under Section 15301 (Class 1 ), which applies to projects consisting of repair and maintenance of existing structures, Section 15302 (Class 2), which applies to projects consisting of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures where the new structure will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose as the structure being replaced. There is negligible or no expansion of use beyond what currently exists and there are no cumulative impacts, unusual circumstances or other factors that would make the exemption inapplicable. Therefore, the project is exempt under Section 15301 (c), repair and maintenance to existing facilities and Section 15302 (c) replacement or reconstruction of an existing public facility.
County Clerk


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