Project 2022-0965 (La Mesa View Apartments)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of La Mesa
Document Title
Project 2022-0965 (La Mesa View Apartments)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project proponent and beneficiary The Westphal Company proposes to construct a 40-unit apartment development at 4400 Palm Avenue in the City of La Mesa. The project is comprised of one four-story building, surface parking, 6,000 square feet of community recreation area, and right-of-way pedestrian improvements. Planned site improvements include walkways, a barbecue area, and landscaping including 72 trees. An estimated 25,000 yards of earthwork is proposed to excavate into a slope at the rear of the site. The project provides five deed-restricted very-low-income affordable units under Government Code Section 65915.

Contact Information

Allyson Kinnard
Agency Name
City of La Mesa
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Mesa
San Diego
Cross Streets
Palm Avenue between Echo Drive and Pasadena Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-8, SR125, SR94 w/in 1/2 mile
MTS Orange Line
Lemon Avenue Elementary, La Mesa Arts Academy, Helix High

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32, CEQA Section 15332, In-Fill Development Projects
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets all of the conditions necessary to qualify for the Section 15332 infill development exemption: (a) the project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and policies and with applicable zoning designation and regulations; (b) the project occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres surrounded by urban uses; (c) the project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species; (d) approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and (e) the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. None of the exceptions listed in Section 15300.2 apply.
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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