Verizon Amended and Restated Communication Facility License Agreement


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Verizon Amended and Restated Communication Facility License Agreement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (“CVWD”) owns abandoned Well Site 5712 (Parcel) also known as Assessor Parcel No. 643-080-015. CVWD is proposing to amend and restate a license agreement with Los Angeles SMSA Limited Partnership (Verizon) for an existing cell communication site within the abandoned Parcel. Verizon’s cell communication site is 630 square feet within the 2,746 square foot Parcel. The Parcel was dedicated to CVWD for well site purposes and is currently abandoned. Verizon has leased this Parcel since October 1, 2001 with modifications in May of 2006, May of 2012 and February of 2017 (collectively “Lease”). The Lease currently expires on September 30, 2026. Verizon is looking to extend the Lease with the amended terms through October 1, 2031. The key provisions of the amended agreement are as follows: • Term extended through October 1, 2031 with three (3) additional 5-year options to extend • Rent to stay the same at $46,176/year • Rent to be escalated by 4% annually upon each anniversary • One-time Signing Bonus of $25,000 be paid to CVWD No ground disturbance or construction is included or permit within the land lease amendment. The project site is not located with or immediately adjacent to a conservation area associated with the Coachella Valley Multiples Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project is not subject to the Coachella Valley Association of Governments Local Development Mitigation Fee because the project location is an existing, disturbed parcel

Contact Information

Chris Bogan
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Water District
Job Title
Right of Way Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Quinta
Other Information
78-950 ½ Highway 111, La Quinta, CA in Riverside County (Assessor Parcel No. 643-080-015)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Review for Exemption/Common Sense Exemption: State CEQA Guideline §15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15061(b)(3) (Review for Exemption) states an activity is covered by the common sense exemption where CEQA applies only to a project and where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility the activity may have a significant effect on the environment. The discretionary action of authorizing this amendment to land lease agreement is a project; however the extension of this land lease agreement would not pose the possibility of a significant effect on the environment.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines: §15301
Reasons for Exemption
State CEQA Guidelines §15301 (Existing Facilities) allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination.
County Clerk


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