PLNP2023-00103 Watt Avenue Starbucks


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento County
Document Title
PLNP2023-00103 Watt Avenue Starbucks
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of the following entitlements: 1.A Use Permit to allow a drive-through coffee shop within the Business Professional (BP)zoning district. 2.A Special Development Permit to allow the proposed project to deviate from the followingdevelopment standards: •Building Signage (Section 5.10.2.A): The maximum permitted building signage for theproject is 51 square feet. The proposed project provides 75.2 square feet. •Entrance Signage (Section 5.10.1.H.19): A maximum of four square feet per sign with amaximum height of 30-inches with no advertising is permitted. The project as proposedprovides under four square feet per sign, 30-inches in height, and provides the Starbuckslogo on Sign 1. 3.A Design Review to determine substantial compliance with the Sacramento CountyCountywide Design Guidelines (Design Guidelines).

Contact Information

Julie Newton
Agency Name
Sacramento County Planning
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC Section 21084; CEQA Guidelines Sections 15300 -15333 CEQA Guidelines Section 15303 – New Construction of Conversion
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures. A project is exempt if it is a store, motel, office, restaurant, or similar structure not involving the use of significant amounts of hazardous substances, and not exceeding 2,500 square-foot in floor area. The proposed project consists of the construction of a 2,200–square foot Starbucks store with a drive-through in the Business and Professional Office (BP) zoning district and would not involve the use of significant hazardous materials. Site improvements include new driveways, a new parking area, a new trash enclosure, new patio seating, and new landscaped areas. Additionally, the proposed speaker box would not exceed County exterior noise standards at nearby sensitive uses based upon the proposed location. Therefore, the project is exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
County Clerk


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