Thao Residence


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rocklin
Document Title
Thao Residence
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is a request for approval of a Design Review Permit to construct a new 3,768 square foot single-family residence with attached 736 square foot 3-car garage, and a detached 308 square foot 1-car garage, on an approximately 0.82 acre sloping site.

Contact Information

David Mohlenbrok
Agency Name
City of Rocklin
Job Title
Director of Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Rawhide Road and Midas Avenue
Total Acres
.82 acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-65, Hwy 80

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) and Section 15332 (Infill Development)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The numbers of structures described in this section are the maximum allowable on any legal parcel. Examples of this exemption include, but are not limited to:(a) One single-family residence, or a second dwelling unit in a residential zone. In urbanized areas, up to three single-family residences may be constructed or converted under this exemption. Class 32 consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions described in this section.(a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations.(b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses.(c) The project site has no value, as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species.(d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.(e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project consists of the construction of a new single-family residence with attached 3-car garage and an additional detached 1-car garage. The project site is located within the city limits on a property that is +/- 0.82 acres in size and the proposed use is consistent with the zoning and general plan designation and regulations; and (b) is located within the city limits on a property that is less than five acres (approximately 0.9 gross acre) in size and substantially surrounded by urban uses; and (c) the site is mostly surrounded by other developed properties and is not considered to be environmentally sensitive, or have value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; and (d) approval of the project allowing a single family dwelling would not result in any significant impacts relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality beyond what has been contemplated in the General Plan; and (e) the site and can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project as proposed is consistent with the exemption class description noted above and is exempt pursuant to Class 3 and Class 32 of the CEQA Guidelines.
County Clerk


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