Chick-fil-A at 18599 Sutter Boulevard Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Morgan Hill
Document Title
Chick-fil-A at 18599 Sutter Boulevard Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Chick-fil-A at 18599 Sutter Boulevard Project (proposed project) would include the demolition of the existing on-site building and subsequent development of a 5,028-sf Chick-fil-A restaurant with 74 indoor seats, outdoor patio seating, and dual drive-thru lanes. The restaurant would include a meal fulfillment area, dining area, kitchen, team member room, office, and restrooms. A total of 48 parking stalls would be provided throughout the project site, including two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant parking stalls. Primary site access would be from an entrance-only driveway off of Cochrane Road, as well as a second driveway to the south, which would connect to the existing internal roadway north of the medical office building and would allow vehicles to enter and exit the project site.

Contact Information

Rich Buikema
Agency Name
City of Morgan Hill Development Services Department
Job Title
Contract Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morgan Hill
Santa Clara
Total Acres
Parcel #
Central High School, Sobrato High School, Stratford School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
Article 19 of the CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15300 through 15333, includes a list of classes of projects that have been determined to not have a significant effect on the environment, and are therefore exempt from CEQA. As demonstrated throughout the Initial Study prepared by the City, the proposed project qualifies for exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32. For example, the proposed project would be consistent with the General Plan land use designation of Commercial, and thus, would meet Criterion 15332(a). In addition, the project would meet Criterion 15332(b), as the site is less than five acres and within the City limits, and is surrounded by existing and future development on all sides. The project site does not support habitat for rare, threatened, or endangered species and the applicant would be subject to payment of all applicable development fees according to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (SCVHP). Thus, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(c). Furthermore, the proposed project would not result in any significant environmental effects related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. The project can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. As such, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(d) and 15332(e), respectively. It should also be noted that exceptions to the exemptions under CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 would not apply to the proposed project. Therefore, the proposed project would be considered exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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