Boutique Hotel


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Temecula
Document Title
Boutique Hotel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for a Development Plan for an approximately 60,258 square foot, four-story, 50 room hotel; a Minor Exception for a two foot increase in the height of the building for and architectural tower element; and a Variance to allow for parking within the creekside parking facility setback and encroachment of the building over the build-to line along Old Town Front Street due to the narrow width of the project site The project is located on the west side of Old Town Front Street approximately 400’ south of Santiago Road.

Contact Information

Scott Cooper
Agency Name
City of Temecula
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
(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. The project is consistent with the applicable General Plan designation because hotels are an allowable use within the Downtown Core zoning designation of the Old Town Specific Plan. The project also meets all applicable General Plan policies and Zoning regulations including General Plan Land Use Policy 7.1 which encourages revitalization of Old Town through implementation of the Old Town Specific Plan. (b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. The project is located within City limits and is located on a site that is 0.98 acres in size. The proposed project is substantially surrounded by commercial development, vacant land zoned for commercial development, a major roadway, and Murrieta Creek. (c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species. The proposed project is located on a project site that is located within an MSHCP criteria cell. As part of the entitlement on this site the project went through the HANS/JPR process with the Regional Conservation Authority in which JPR 23-09-26-01 determined that the project is consistent with other plan requirements and no conservation of land was required. The JPR also determined that the project site did not contain any riparian/riverine/vernal pools on the site. The project site lacks suitable riparian habitat to support riparian birds. (d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. The proposed project was required to prepare a Project-Specific Water Quality Management Plan (WQMP) that was reviewed and conceptually accepted for entitlement by City Staff as the WQMP meets the requirements of the City of Temecula. A traffic analysis was not required as part of this project as the proposed use is allowed within the Downtown Core zoning district of the Old Town Specific Plan, and there is nothing unique about this project that would trigger the need for a traffic analysis. Therefore, the project is not anticipated to result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality as the project is an allowed use per the City of Temecula General Plan and the zoning district. (e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The project site is surrounded by development and is able to be serviced by all required utilities and public services.
County Clerk


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