“RSM Health Center” Wireless Communication Facility (Planning Application RSM 23-010)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Document Title
“RSM Health Center” Wireless Communication Facility (Planning Application RSM 23-010)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to authorize a rooftop wireless communication facility on an existing medical office building (“RSM Health Center”). The proposed wireless communication facility would consist of 12 antennas and associated equipment mounted behind new 10-foot tall screen walls that are designed to match the four existing corner towers of the building. The RSM Health Center property is zoned Commercial General (CG) and has a General Plan land use designation of General Commercial.

Contact Information

Derek Bingham
Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Santa Margarita
Southern California
Cross Streets
22032 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303 Class 3: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15303, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3 Categorical Exemption since the project involves the construction and operation of a new wireless communication facility atop an existing medical office building that would not increase the existing building footprint beyond the existing area. Furthermore, all necessary public services and facilities are already available to the proposed project site and approval of the proposed project would not result in significant adverse effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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