"Dingers" Batting Cages / PL23-0457


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Escondido
Document Title
"Dingers" Batting Cages / PL23-0457
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Notice of Exemption for a request for a Minor Conditional Use Permit for an indoor recreation (batting cages) within an existing shopping center (North County Mall).

Contact Information

Alex Rangel
Agency Name
City of Escondido
Job Title
Assistant Planner I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Francis Garcia
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
Interstate 15 and Bear Valley Parkway
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 15
Other Location Info
Suite 153 within the existing shopping center.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
- The project is consistent with the City of Escondido Zoning Code and General Plan, and no variances are required. The subject parcel is located in a developed area of the City, which has all services, public utilities, and access available on site. - The request is to establish a batting cages facility inside the existing North County Mall, and does not propose an expansion to the existing building. Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, air quality, or water quality. - The site has been completely developed, and has no value as habitat for endangered, threatened, or rare species. The proposed development would not have the potential to cause an adverse impact on the environment and is not subject to further CEQA review. - Furthermore, none of the exceptions listed under CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply to the proposed project. The project will not result in a cumulative impact from successive projects of the same type in the same place, over time, given the proposed project is consistent with the General Plan policies which were addressed in the General Plan Final EIR. There are no unusual circumstances surrounding the proposed project that would result in a reasonable possibility of a significant effect on the environment in that the area of impact is already disturbed and improved with an existing, permitted commercial shopping center and all proposed changes would occur within the interior of the existing structure on site. The project will not damage scenic resources, including trees, historic buildings, rock outcroppings or similar resources, because the proposed project would be located wholly within the interior of existing structures and involve a change of use within a developed suite. The project area is not environmentally sensitive as it is the interior of an existing structure.
County Clerk
San Diego


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