Single-Family Residential Addition Development Plan and Kensington Design Review - County File #CDDP23-03037


SCH Number
Public Agency
Contra Costa County
Document Title
Single-Family Residential Addition Development Plan and Kensington Design Review - County File #CDDP23-03037
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Development Plan for a Kensington Design Review to allow an addition to the first floor of approximately 117 square feet and an expansion of the basement level of approximately 63 square feet. The total gross floor area with the proposed project is 3,413 square feet, which exceeds the 2,800 square-foot threshold that triggers a public hearing for the subject property located at 140 Saint Albans Road in the unincorporated Kensington area of Contra Costa County.

Contact Information

Nai V. Saephan
Agency Name
Contra Costa County, Department of Conservation and Development, Community Development Division
Job Title
Planner I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Kensington area
Contra Costa
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Westminster Avenue and Saint Albans Road
Parcel #
State Highways
El Cerrito High School, Kensington Hilltop Elementary School

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(e)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15301(e), which identifies additions to existing structures as exempt provided that the addition will not result in an increase of more than 50 percent of the floor area of the structure before the addition or 2,500 square feet, whichever is less. The project proposes an addition of approximately 117 square feet on the first floor and an expansion of 63 square feet at the basement level. The addition and expansion total 180 square feet, which is less than 50 percent of the existing floor area (3,233 square feet) and less than 2,500 square feet. Therefore, the proposed project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(e).
County Clerk
Contra Costa


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