PLNP2018-00160 Willow Ballroom


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sacramento County
Document Title
PLNP2018-00160 Willow Ballroom
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of the following entitlement requests: 1. A Use Permit to allow an event center/reception hall in the Light Industrial (M-1(F)) zoning district. 2. A Special Development Permit to allow the proposed project to deviate from the following development standards: • Valet Parking (Section 5.9.3.D): Valet parking may be authorized through a special development permit to satisfying applicable off-street parking requirement; • Front and Side Street Yards (Section 5.2.5.D): Fences are not permitted along a public right-of-way. As proposed, existing chain-link fence will remain on the property; • Landscaping Requirements from Public Right-of Ways and Within Scenic Corridors (Sections 5.2.4.B.4.b.): A 15-foot-wide landscaped area shall be provided adjacent to all freeway rights-of-way in the scenic corridor with trees planted at least 30 feet on center. As proposed, the existing five-foot-wide planters located adjacent to and within the CA-160 right-of-way are to remain without improvements; • Long Term Bicycle Parking Requirement (Section 5.9.9.B, Table 5.29): One bicycle space for every 50 vehicle spaces required or two spaces. As proposed, there will be no bicycle parking provided. A Design Review to determine substantial compliance with the Sacramento County Countywide Design Guidelines (Design Guidelines). The project proposes to utilize an existing approximately 10,000-square-foot-structure (i.e., The Willow Ballroom) on the approximately 4.68 acre project site for event center/reception hall uses (i.e., weddings, and other social events). The project does not propose any physical improvements to existing structures or other features on the project site.

Contact Information

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


Parcel #
132-0091-019 and -020

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC Section 21084; CEQA Guidelines Sections 15300 -15333 CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 – Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the continued operation of an existing facility resulting in negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing and is therefore and is therefore exempt from the provisions of CEQA.
County Clerk


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