Reasons for Exemption
The project has been found in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Project further qualifies for a Class 32 exemption under California Government Code Section 15332 (In-fill Development Projects) of the State CEQA Guidelines in that:
a) The Project is consistent with Santa Rosa General Plan 2035, and the current City of Santa Rosa Zoning Code;
b) The Project is located within City of Santa Rosa jurisdiction, on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses;
c) The Project site has been previously developed and has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species in that the site has been continuously built and all lands have been disturbed and are covered in concrete or building;
d) The Project will not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
• An Operational and Trip Generation Memo concluded that the project would not result in a substantial effect on roadway or intersection operations in the vicinity of the project.
• The project is conditioned to comply with the City’s Noise Ordinance, including any noise during construction.
• The project complies with all required policies contained in the City’s adopted Climate Action Plan (CAP).
• The project is conditioned to incorporate all Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) as part of the Final Storm Water LID Submittal.
• The Project site is located in an urban, developed area where it can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. City staff has reviewed the plans and conditions the project appropriately.
No exceptions to the exemptions apply and there is no reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances (CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2)