555 Kelly Ave. 40-unit affordable multifamily residential project with Farmworker Resource Center (PDP-23-034)

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SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Half Moon Bay
Document Title
555 Kelly Ave. 40-unit affordable multifamily residential project with Farmworker Resource Center (PDP-23-034)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
New five-story building with forty (40) residential units for senior farmworkers that are deed restricted affordable to extremely low and very low income households. Building includes a combination of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom units. The project includes a lot line adjustment to reconfigure the driveway at Kelly Avenue and also includes replacement of 18 public parking spaces being removed as a result of project construction. The building will contain on-site property management offices for the owner and manager of the project as well as a 2,658 square foot Farmworker Resource Center (FRC) to serve the building residents and the coastside farmworker community. Project also includes an 18-space ground-floor parking garage.

Contact Information

Mike Noce
Agency Name
City of Half Moon Bay
Job Title
Housing Programs Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Half Moon Bay
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Kelly Avenue and Church Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1, Hwy 92
Other Location Info
555 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32, Infill Exemption (CEQA Guidelines Section 15332)
Reasons for Exemption
As an affordable housing development close to the City’s downtown core, the Project has been determined to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Guidelines Section 15332 (In-Fill Development Projects). This exemption applies to projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions described below: 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; and e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project was found to be consistent with applicable general plan and zoning policies and regulations (condition a, above). The project also satisfies conditions b, c, and e. As an infill project for low-income households, the project’s traffic impacts (vehicle miles traveled) are presumed to be less than significant. In addition, a transportation impact analysis was completed by a qualified consultant, a noise study was prepared by a qualified consultant, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District air quality impact screening tool was completed. The studies collectively indicate that the project would not result in significant effects relating to traffic, noise and air quality. The City Engineer has reviewed the project’s potential water quality impacts and concluded that these will be insignificant due to the standard water quality requirements to be imposed at the time of future building permit issuance. The project conditions of approval related to site infrastructure, water quality best management practices, and appropriate on-site treatment of water will ensure that the site is designed to appropriately handle stormwater and protect water quality. As a result, the Project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic1, noise, air quality, or water quality, thereby satisfying condition (d) above.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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