Structure Harden Residence #1 Portola, FIPP


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Structure Harden Residence #1 Portola, FIPP
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project consists of repairing and fire hardening Residence #1 at Portola Redwoods State Park for fire resiliency and preservation of the building for future use. Work will: •Remove failed siding and replace with in-kind siding that matches the aesthetic. •Remove insufficient skirting and install fire resilient skirting that matches the aesthetic; •Remove insufficient venting screens and mesh, replace with Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) approved vents and screens; •On the south side of the house, demolish and remove existing deck, stairs, and posts; •Install new posts and use in-kind materials to rebuild the deck and stairs, matching the existing layout, footprint and aesthetic of the removed deck; •Remove/remediate all exterior lead paint; •Spot prime raw wood as necessary; •Apply two (2) coats exterior paint; and •Remove construction debris from site.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, preservation, conservation or reconstruction of historical resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.


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