City of Sand City 6th Cycle Housing Element Update (2023-2031)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sand City
Document Title
City of Sand City 6th Cycle Housing Element Update (2023-2031)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed Sand City 6th Cycle Housing Element Update accommodates 138 new housing units on eight opportunity sites throughout Sand City that have not already been through the development review and approval process. Additionally, three accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are included, but ADUs are exempt from CEQA review. Additional housing units, for a total of 505, are included in the housing element update, but 364 units (South of Tioga and Catalina Lofts projects) have been through the environmental review process and have been approved by the City of Sand City. Therefore, these are considered pipeline projects, and do not need to undergo environmental review again, but are however, subject to mitigation measures and/or conditions of approval required in their respective project approvals.

Contact Information

Vibeke Norgaard
Agency Name
City of Sand City
Job Title
City Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Sand City
Cross Streets
State Highways
Highway 1
Monterey Airport
Seaside High School
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulations, title 19, section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes the development of 138 new housing units spread across eight sites, totaling 4.292 acres within the city's boundaries and surrounded by urban uses. The general plan land use designation and the zoning districts allow housing on each of the eight housing opportunity sites. Future development of these sites will be required to comply with all applicable regulations. Additionally, these sites have either been previously developed or previously disturbed, rendering them devoid of any habitat value for endangered, rare, or threatened species. Furthermore, the project is not anticipated to result in significant effects concerning traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. Lastly, all eight housing opportunity sites can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services.
County Clerk


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