University House Improvements, Santa Cruz Campus


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California
Document Title
University House Improvements, Santa Cruz Campus
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
University House on Getchell Street in Santa Cruz serves as the residence for the Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. The proposed project would improve the University House to bring the facility into code compliance and ensure the safety and well-being of occupants and visitors. The proposed improvements address various life safety, health and safety, and structural issues, and include replacement of a rusted gas supply pipe, installation of compliant handrails on the deck, repair or replacement of the front entry gate, fumigation to treat dry-wood termites, addressing damaged decking, replacement of roof, relocation of the breaker panel, replacement of flooring on the first floor to improve mobility and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), installation of an ADA-compliant shower, and removal of a 45-foot Monterey Cypress tree in poor condition and at probable risk of failure.

Contact Information

Brian Harrington
Agency Name
University of California
Job Title
Director, Physical and Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Northern California
Cross Streets
Getchell Street and Wanzer Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from the CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Class 1 Existing Facilities because it consists of improvements to an existing property with no expansion of the existing use. Additionally, none of the exceptions to the exemptions pursuant to CEQA Guidelines 15300.2 apply.


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