749 and 759 Ward Drive Goleta CA Lot Line Adjustment


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Goleta
Document Title
749 and 759 Ward Drive Goleta CA Lot Line Adjustment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for the boundary adjustment of 1,797 sq. ft. land of between 749 and 759 Ward Drive. The property located at 749 Ward Drive will increase by 1.9% in area and the property located at 759 Ward Drive would decrease by 3.3% in area.

Contact Information

Brian Hiefield
Agency Name
City of Goleta
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Heidi Jones
Agency Name
Meraki Land Use Consulting
Job Title
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Ward Drive and Ekwill Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
071-170-088 (749 Ward Dr.); 071-170-089 (759 Ward Dr.)
State Highways
101; 217
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
UCSB; La Patera Elementary; Goleta Valley Jr High; MV Elementary
Goleta Slough, Pacific Ocean, San Jose Creek, Maria Ygnacio Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 5; Section 15305; Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed LLA exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15305 (Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations). The property shifts approximately 1,797 square feet of area from one lot to an adjacent lot. The Project qualifies for use of Class 5 exemption as the project sites do not have an average slope of greater than 20 percent. Further, the project does not result in any changes in land use or density, as no new structural development is proposed, and does not result in the creation of any new parcel. Moreover, none of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions set forth in State CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply to the project. The exception set forth in State CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2(a), Location Class 11 are qualified by consideration of where the project is to be located. The proposed project is not located in or will have an impact on an environmental resource of critical concern that is designated, precisely mapped, or officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies given its location and the nature of the site. Section 15300.2(b)’s exception, relating to cumulative impacts, does not apply as there are no other successive projects of the same type in the same place that could result in significant cumulative impacts. Section 15300.2(c)’s exception does not apply because there are no “unusual circumstances” that apply to the project; minor LLAs are not unusual. Section 15300.2(d)’s exception does not apply because the project is not located near any scenic highways. Section 15300.2(e)’s exception does not apply because the project site does not contain hazardous waste and is not on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. Finally, Section 15300.2(f)’s exception does not apply because the project has no potential to cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. Additionally, the project site does not contain any identified significant cultural resources and the project does not include any grading. Consistent with the requirements of the Class 5 exemption and pursuant to CEQA Guidelines §15300.2, Exceptions to the Exemption, the entirety of the project falls within the Class 5 Exemption set forth in State CEQA Guidelines Section 15305.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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