Santa Margarita Catholic High School Solar Carports (Planning Application RSM 24-005)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Document Title
Santa Margarita Catholic High School Solar Carports (Planning Application RSM 24-005)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Site Development Permit to allow for solar carports within the parking lot of an existing private high school. The project includes the installation of seven freestanding carports with attached solar panels mounted atop the carport roof in addition to landscaping and underside carport lighting. Modifications to the existing parking stall count or parking lot configuration are not proposed.

Contact Information

Derek Bingham
Agency Name
City of Rancho Santa Margarita
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Santa Margarita
Southern California
Cross Streets
22062 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303 Class 3: New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures & Section 15311 Class 11: Accessory Structures
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15303 and 15311, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under the Class 3 and Class 11 categorical exemptions since the project involves the installation of new accessory structures, solar carports, within an existing parking lot on a developed high school site. The project includes no expansion of the existing building footprint or project site area. Furthermore, all necessary public services and facilities are already available to the project site, and approval of the project will not result in significant adverse effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality.
County Clerk


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