Amended and Restated Ground Lease - Morongo


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Amended and Restated Ground Lease - Morongo
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes to reinstate a telecommunication lease to SpectraSite Communications, LLC (ATC). CVWD owns Assessor Parcel No. 668-160-007 (Parcel), the Parcel is currently being used by ATC. ATC has leased this Parcel since February 22, 2005. CVWD and ATC have agreed to extend the lease with the amended terms for an additional 8-years. The key provisions of the Amendment are as follows: • Term extended until January 17, 2030 with three (3) additional 5-year periods • Rent to be escalated by 5% annually upon each anniversary • Agreement may be terminated without further liability on 30 days prior written notice by either party to the other No ground disturbance or construction is included or permitted within the land lease amendment. The project site is located on the Upper Mission Creek/Morongo Wash Conservation Area and subject to the CVMSHCP Land Use Adjacency Guidelines for drainage, noise, toxics, lighting, and invasives. This site is not subject to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Local Development Mitigation Fee because the project location is an existing, disturbed parcel.

Contact Information

Chris Bogan
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Job Title
Right of Way ?Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
The Parcel is located on Portions of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 4 East (Riverside County) and is approximately 2,246 square feet in size (0.60 acres)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) states an activity is covered by the common sense exemption where CEQA applies only to a project and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the activity may have a significant effect on the environment.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines: §15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
County Clerk


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