St. George Residential Building


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
St. George Residential Building
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will allow for the demolition of an existing commercial building of 3,450 gross square feet (SF) and the construction of a new three-story 9,970 SF building to be used as a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) facility. There will be 28 single occupancy rooms divided amongst five room groups. Each group will share restrooms, a kitchen, and common living space. Each bedroom will include one single twin bed. A facility office and trash room are located on the first floor. The maximum height of the building will be 35 feet. Eight parking spaces and 30 bicycle parking spaces are proposed. Grading will consist of 26 cubic yards of cut and 52 cubic yards of fill, with 26 cubic yards of import. No trees are proposed for removal. The parcel will continue to be served by the Goleta Water District, the Goleta West Sanitary District, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Access will be provided via a new driveway off Trigo Road. The property is a 0.2-acre parcel zoned C-2 and shown as Assessor’s Parcel Number 075-162-011, located at 971 Embarcadero Del Mar in the Goleta Community Plan area, Second Supervisorial District.

Contact Information

Veronica King
Agency Name
County of Santa Barbara - Planning and Development
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Embarcadero Del Mar and Trigo Road
Total Acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from environmental review pursuant to Section 15303 [New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures] of the Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Section 15303 exempts the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, including apartments, duplexes and similar structures designed for not more than six dwelling units in urbanized areas. A dwelling is defined in Article II, the Coastal Zoning Ordinance, as a room or group of rooms having interior access between all habitable rooms, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, bathing and sanitary facilities, constituting a separate and independent housekeeping unit, occupied or intended for occupancy by one family on a non-transient basis and having not more than one kitchen. Each pod is made up of one kitchen, and between five and six single occupancy rooms. Based on the definition of a dwelling, each pod is considered a dwelling unit, resulting in five dwelling units. Given that the project is for the construction of a SRO facility with five dwelling units and is located in an urbanized area of the County, the project is exempt under CEQA Section 15303. The proposed project does not involve unusual circumstances, including future activities, resulting in or which might reasonably result in significant impacts which threaten the environment.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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