Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is for the construction of a new pocket park on approximately 2.9 net acres in the center of the City of Lancaster. The project site is adjacent to several residential subdivisions and is currently being utilized for the storage of asphalt grindings associated with the construction f the new freeway on-ramp. The proposed project would consist of a passive park with a drought tolerant demonstration garden with some meandering trails and potentially a small play ground with shaded areas and benches for seating. The proposed project is consistent with the general plan and zoning requirements; is located on less than 5 acres; does not contain any habitat with value for special status plant and animal species; would not generate any significant impacts with respect to any resource areas; and can be served by all utilities and public services. Additionally, the project site is not located on a hazardous materials site, along a state scenic highway, has not historical resources and would not generate any cumulative impacts.