Raising Cane's at Evergreen Village


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Morgan Hill
Document Title
Raising Cane's at Evergreen Village
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Raising Cane’s at Evergreen Village Project (proposed project) would include the development of a 2,899-square-foot Raising Cane’s restaurant and dual-lane drive-through, each equipped with an ordering board and speaker. The restaurant's interior would comprise a dining room, customer pick-up area, serving area, kitchen, manager’s office, cooler/freezer area, and mechanical room. The exterior would include an outdoor dining area with covered seating and an outdoor pedestrian plaza. 50 surface parking stalls would be provided, including two ADA, six electric vehicle (EV) capable, and two EV charging station stalls. The necessary entitlements include a Conditional Use Permit and a Design Permit.

Contact Information

Joey Dinh
Agency Name
City of Morgan Hill
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morgan Hill
Santa Clara
Northern California
Cross Streets
Butterfield Boulevard and Cochrane Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 101
Southern Pacific Transportation
Live Oak and Sobrato

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15332, Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
Article 19 of the CEQA Guidelines, Sections 15300 through 15333, includes a list of classes of projects that have been determined to not have a significant effect on the environment, and are therefore exempt from CEQA. As demonstrated throughout the Initial Study prepared by the City, the proposed project qualifies for exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32. For example, the proposed project would be consistent with the General Plan land use designation of Commercial, and thus, would meet Criterion 15332(a). In addition, the project would meet Criterion 15332(b) by being located near existing residential and commercial development to the north, west, and south, and is generally surrounded by urban uses. The project site does not support habitat for rare, threatened, or endangered species and the applicant would be subject to payment of all applicable development fees according to the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan (SCVHP). Thus, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(c). Furthermore, the proposed project would not result in any significant environmental effects related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. The project can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. As such, the proposed project would meet Criterion 15332(d) and 15332(e). It should also be noted that exceptions to the exemptions under CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 would not apply to the proposed project. Therefore, the proposed project would be considered exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, Class 32.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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