Cotati Village Community


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Cotati
Document Title
Cotati Village Community
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project proposes a mixed-use development consisting of six buildings on an undeveloped 7.8 acre parcel with ruderal vegetation and scattered trees. The proposed development would be forty feet high and contain 177 dwelling units, with eighteen units reserved for very low-income households. The residential units would have between one and three bedrooms and the unit size would range from 576 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Additionally, the Project proposes 4,752 square feet of commercial floor area, a 5,708 square foot community center building, and a 5,065 square foot pool and pool deck area. The Project proposes new parking, landscaping, frontage improvements, and ancillary improvements.

Contact Information

Jon Paul Harries
Agency Name
City of Cotati
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Gravenstein Highway SR 116 at Alder Ave.
Total Acres
7.8 acres
Parcel #
144-050-009, 046-286-021
State Highways
SR 116 and Highway 101
SMART Railway
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, Thomas Page Academy
Laguna de Santa Rosa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15183 General Plan Consistency Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The Project implements the General Plan and is consistent with the development density established by existing land use and zoning regulation and general plan policies for which an EIR was certified. The analysis relies upon the program level analysis prepared for the 2013 City of Cotati General Plan and its EIR (SCH No. 2013082037), which was certified in 2015. The project is within the scope of development projected under the General Plan and analyzed in the General Plan EIR. The project would not result in substantial changes nor does it involve new information that would warrant further environmental review because the level of development proposed is within the development assumptions analyzed in the program level EIR for the General Plan, and furthermore, the project does not contain elements that are peculiar to the project or project site that would result in new or more severe environmental impacts relative to the General Plan EIR. All adopted mitigating General Plan policies and mitigation measures identified in the 2013 General Plan EIR that apply to the Project are imposed as environmental conditions of approval. In addition, the project is required to comply with applicable conditions of approval from planning, building, public works, fire, police, and other City departments. With implementation of identified conditions of approval and uniformly applied development standards, the project would not result in a substantial increase in the severity or significant impacts that were previously identified in the program level EIR, nor would the project introduce any new significant impacts that were not previously identified. There would be no additional environmental impacts beyond those analyzed in the General Plan EIR, and therefore the project is exempt pursuant to California Public Resources Code Section 21083.3 and CEQA Guidelines Section 15183.
County Clerk


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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