Monte Cresta Drive Single-Family Home & Road Extension Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Belmont
Document Title
Monte Cresta Drive Single-Family Home & Road Extension Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Belmont has reviewed the application materials submitted for the project and the project Categorical Exemption documentation, including the Environmental Protection Measures (EPMs) incorporated into the project and the project's potential environmental impacts. Based on this information, it has been determined that the project qualifies as exempt from further CEQA analysis under 15303: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures and Section 15332: In-Fill Development Projects. No exceptions to these exemptions have been identified as documented in this Categorical Exemption.

Contact Information

Rob Gill
Agency Name
City of Belmont
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
Northern California
Cross Streets
Barclay Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Cipriani Elementary School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 (a), (d) and (e) and Section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
Projects falling under the 15303 exemption are considered Class 3 projects. Class 3 projects consist of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The numbers of structures described in Section 15303 are the maximum allowable on any legal parcel. Of the example project types included under Section 15303, the project would qualify for types (a) and (d): (a) One single-family residence, or a second dwelling unit in a residential zone. In urbanized areas, up to three single-family residences may be constructed or converted under this exemption. (d) Water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction. (e) Accessory (appurtenant) structures including garages, carports, patios, swimming pools, and fences.” Class 3 Projects do not have specific conditions as part of their approval. The project proposal includes the construction of a single-family home, a road extension to serve said single-family home and provide adequate emergency services access to the site, and the installation of associated landscaping features, including retaining walls, and utilities extensions. The proposed project would qualify for a Class 3 exemption under items (a) and (d), as it would involve the construction of one single-family residence; associated water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and storm drain utility extensions; and street improvements (i.e., a road extension) designed to serve the residence and comply with the City’s municipal code requirements. Class 32 Exemption – In-Fill Development Projects Projects falling under the 15332 exemption are considered Class 32 projects. Class 32 projects are characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions listed below: (a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations. (b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. (c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. (d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. (e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project would not qualify for a Class 32 exemption if it does not meet all the conditions listed above. The project’s consistency with the Class 32 exemption requirements listed above have been assessed as described below and the project has been found eligible for a Class 32 exemption. The project qualifies as Categorically Exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Section 15332 (“In-Fill Development Projects”) because it is characterized as an in-fill development which is consistent with the applicable General Plan and zoning designation; is on a project site that is less than five acres; contains no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species; would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and the site can adequately be served by all required utilities and public services. Based on the information provided in Categorical Exemption Evaluation, the proposed project qualifies for a categorical exemption under CEQA Section 15332, In-Fill Development Projects.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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