Natel Energy Use Permit and Design Review


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Alameda
Document Title
Natel Energy Use Permit and Design Review
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approving a Use Permit to allow outdoor research and development, and outdoor storage, and Design Review for an approximately 25-foot tall, 5,500 square foot hydraulic test facility on the north side of Building 23 at 2401 Monarch Street.

Contact Information

Brian McGuire
Agency Name
City of Alameda
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
2401 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA 94501

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Existing Facilities; 15303 - small structures; 15332 - infill development
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Sections 15301(a) & (e)(2) - Existing Facilities - in that the outdoor equipment is functionally equivalent to utility equipment, the addition will not exceed 10,000 square feet, the equipment is not located in an environmentally sensitive area and addition of equipment involves a negligible expansion of use; 15303(d) - New Construction or Replacement of Small Structures - in that the proposed equipment is functionally equivalent to new water, sewage, electrical infrastructure; and 15332 - Infill Development - in that (a) the project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and policies as well as with the applicable zoning designation and regulations as described in the staff report; (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 given conformance with the Biological Opinion; (d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; (e) the site can be adequately serviced by all required utilities and public services given its current use. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions apply.
County Clerk


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