Type, Section or Code
Article 19, 15332, Class 32, “In-Fill Development Projects”
Reasons for Exemption
The project is determined categorically exempt from the requirements of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per Article 19, 15332, Class 32, “In-Fill Development Projects” because this project is:
a) Consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designations and regulations.
Analysis: As noted in the Staff Report, the proposed project is consistent with the City of Manteca General Plan, Zoning Ordinance and Climate Action Plan.
b) The proposed project occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres.
Analysis: The proposed project is within the City Limits and the project site is 1.34? gross acres in size.
c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species.
Analysis: The site is not a habitat. However, it is a site that was formerly agricultural land, and that has not yet paid the necessary Habitat Compensation Fee to the San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation & Open Space Plan (SJMSCP). The developer shall pay the required Habitat Compensation Fee and comply with all conditions provided by the SJMSCP.
d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
Analysis: The proposed development is small in scale and scope. The traffic impact is anticipated to be minimal, and vehicular access is limited to one access on Waterfall Way. It is not anticipated that the noise will be above that of typical medium-density residential. Existing single family residential does exist on the eastern side of the site. However, the eastern property line is required and conditioned per MMC 17.48.50.I to provide a minimum 10’ wide landscaping buffer, including trees, to help screen noise and light. Sound generation is conditioned to be consistent with the Noise Standards as outlined in MMC 17.58.050. The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.