Dana Point Storage


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Dana Point
Document Title
Dana Point Storage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A request to allow the demolition of existing improvements and the construction of two three-story, self-storage buildings with parking, hardscaping and landscaping.

Contact Information

Daniel Giometti
Agency Name
City of Dana Point
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Dana, Dana Point
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
Doheny Park Road and Victoria Blvd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15532 (Infill Development)
Reasons for Exemption
The City of Dana Point has determined that the referenced project complies with the CEQA Class 32 (Infill) Exemption. The CEQA Class 32 (Infill) Exemption consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting a series of required conditions. The requisite conditions along with responses are provided 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. The subject project is located within the Village Commercial/Industrial zone which permits self-storage uses by-right and the proposed improvements conform to the applicable Village Commercial/Industrial (V C/I) zone as well as the respective general development standards as required within the Dana Point Zoning Code (DPZC). Furthermore, the project is surrounded by a mixture of commercial and industrial existing uses including an existing storage center which borders 25831 Victoria Boulevard. Additionally, the project complies with the General Plan and Urban Design Guidelines and the overall design is appropriate for the site and function of the proposed self-storage use as the overall goal of the Doheny Village plan was to permit by-right the existing uses within their respective zones. The project has no impact on public access, environmentally sensitive habitats and scenic resources and will not only be compatible, but a visual enhancement to the area it will be located in. b. The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. The subject project is located within the City of Dana Point city limits across two (2) parcels totaling approximately 2.73 acres and is surrounded by a mixture of improved urban uses including, but not limited to industrial, manufacturing and storage uses. Furthermore there is an existing storage facility bordering 25831 Victoria Boulevard. c. The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species. The project site, which encompasses two parcels, are both currently improved with parking and a mixture of permanent and temporary structures and are currently being used for outdoor storage of boats, vehicles and other miscellaneous equipment. Therefore, the 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. The project will be comprised of two (2) self-storage buildings which have a low intensity of use, resulting in minimal traffic. The self-storage units are accessed via the interior of each building and therefore do not produce any significant effects to noise. Additionally, the buildings will not produce any effects to air or water quality. Furthermore, the proposed use is located on parcels that allow storage uses by-right and are surround by a mixture of commercial and industrial uses, including a neighboring existing storage center which borders 25931 Victoria Boulevard. Therefore, the proposed project would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. e. The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The site will be connected to all required utilities and public services including but not limited to water, sewer, and power. Therefore, the project is justified comply with the CEQA Class 32 (Infill Exemption)
County Clerk


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