University House Interior Repairs and Greenhouse Demolition


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California
Document Title
University House Interior Repairs and Greenhouse Demolition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves interior repair work including painting, replacing, and cleaning carpeting, replacing lighting fixtures, repairing an exterior security gate, and installing safety features on balcony railing. The campus also proposes to demolish an existing greenhouse structure that is in significant disrepair and has a seismic performance rating of V. The greenhouse was constructed in 1933; however, an evaluation by the campus determined that the structure is not eligible to be consider a historic resource or contributing feature to the University House’s designation.

Contact Information

Brian Harrington
Agency Name
University of California
Job Title
Director, Physical and Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Hearst Ave and University House Way
Other Location Info
2400 Hearst Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301: Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301, Class 1 Existing Facilities, as it involves minor improvements to an existing property involving no expansion of existing or former use. The greenhouse is a small structure without permanent occupancy and the demolition would address documented life-safety concerns with its continued use. Therefore, the project will not result in a substantial adverse change to the building such that its historical significance would be impaired. Furthermore, there are no unusual circumstances creating the possibility that the project will have a significant effect on the environment, pursuant to CEQA Section 15300.2.


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