CitySwitch Lease


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
CitySwitch Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to issue a lease to CitySwitch for use of land at the former Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC). Effective December 31, 2023, DPR acquired the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) open space area outside the historic core. The site is located at 15000 Arnold Drive in Eldridge, California, and was acquired from the California Department of General Services (DGS) through a transfer of jurisdiction (TOJ). Through the TOJ, DPR accepted all existing conditions, contracts, leases, licenses, easements, encumbrances, and claims, including a lease of land with Horizon Tower, LLC. The Horizon lease was bought by CitySwitch. The original lease period is coming to an end, necessitating a new lease be developed by State Parks that reflects State Parks mission and values. No physical change would result from this lease agreement, as the facilities already exist and are in use.

Contact Information

Caitlin Powers
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Sonoma Circle and Holt Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The lease would not result in either a direct physical change in the environment or a reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change on the environment and, therefore, is not considered a "project", subject to CEQA review (Pub. Resources Code, § 21065; 14 I Cal. Code Regs., § 15378). Any future activities contemplated would be subject to environmental review, as required under CEQA, prior to approval to allow for meaningful information for environmental assessment at that time and compliance with any other applicable environmental laws.
County Clerk


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