Reasons for Exemption
The project will develop the former bookstore in Building 29, University Center, into an interim fitness center to include space for cardio and weight-lifting equipment as well as the addition of restrooms featuring showers and changing areas. The project will require the interior renovation of the Building 29 former bookstore with minimal exterior work beyond painting and surface preparation as well as equipment and materials in the adjacent parking lot. The project locations are limited in scope and would not require extensive site preparation beyond what has already been described.
-Section 15301: Interior or exterior alterations to existing facilities involving such things as interior partitions, plumbing and electrical conveyances;
-Section 15301: Existing facilities of both investor and publicly owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services;
-Section 15302: Replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity;
-Section 15304: Minor temporary use of land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment, including carnivals, sales of Christmas trees, etc.;
Under CEQA Guidelines section 15061(b)(2), Review for Exemption (14 CCR Sec. 15061(b)(2)), the project is exempt pursuant to the above-named categorical exemptions and the application of the categorical exemptions is not barred by one of the exceptions set forth in Section 15300.2.
The proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; would not result in damage to scenic resources within a Scenic Highway; is not located on a hazardous waste site pursuant to Sec. 65962.5 of the Government Code; would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource; and would not result in cumulative impacts.