Mallison-Way Residence Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Petaluma
Document Title
Mallison-Way Residence Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes new construction of a ± 3,498 Square Foot (SF), two-story, single-family detached residence with attached garage and a 450 SF deck on an undeveloped ± 0.18-acre parcel located within the Country Club Estates Planned Unit Development (very low residential) and within the boundary of the South Hills Subarea of the General Plan. The undeveloped project site features an average slope of ± 16.4 percent with few trees and little vegetation. The proposed two-story residence would be 24 feet in height above natural grade, as measured to the highest point of the roof, and would contain four bedrooms, an attached two-car garage, and a deck. The main floor would be approximately 1,743 SF and include a partially covered deck, with a lower level partially set into the hillside of approximately 1,292 SF, inclusive of ground floor living space and a 463 SF garage. Pursuant to the Implementing Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 16 - Hillside Protection, Site Plan and Architectural Review (SP AR) is required for new development within the South Hills Subarea.

Contact Information

Daniel Harrison
Agency Name
City of Petaluma Planning Division
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Country Club Drive and Cohen Court
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
101, SR 116
SMART Railway
Petaluma Municipal Airport
Petaluma City School District Schools
Petaluma River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 19: Section 21084; Class 15303 (New Construction)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under Section 15303 (New Construction) which applies to the construction of one single-family residence located in a residential zone. The project site is designated in the General Plan for single-family residential development and is within the Country Club Estates Unit 2a and 3a PUD, which allows for development of single-family residences. If a project qualifies for the use of a categorical exemption, then the lead agency must determine whether the project is subject to any of the exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2. None of the exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption apply as (a) the project is not located in an area where it may impact an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern; (b) will not result in cumulative impacts; ( c) does not involve an activity where there is a reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances; ( d) will not result in damage to scenic resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; ( e) is not located on a hazardous waste site pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code, and (f) will not result in a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. As none of the exceptions to the exemption apply, the project would not be precluded from the use of the Class 3 categorical exemption. Therefore, no further environmental analysis is needed.
County Clerk


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