DR 23-0042, Ensminger Residence


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
DR 23-0042, Ensminger Residence
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construct a new two-story accessory dwelling unit (ADU) addition to an existing detached garage and converting the garage into ADU living space, adding a new deck at second level of ADU, and a new garage addition in the R-1 (residential Low Density) Zoning District.

Contact Information

Daniel Latham
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Laguna Beach
Southern California
Cross Streets
483 Jasmine Street
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15331, Historical Resource Restoration/Rehabilitation, Class 31
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the recommended action is exempt from further review per State CEQA Guidelines Section 15331, Historical Resource Restoration/Rehabilitation, Class 31 consists of projects limited to maintenance, repair, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, preservation, conservation or reconstruction of historical resources in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions identified in CEQA Guidelines, section 15300.2 applies. There is nothing unusual about the project site or the project itself that would lead to a potentially significant impact. And, even if an unusual circumstance did exist (one does not), there is no reasonable possibility that the project would have a significant effect on the environment. The project site is zoned for single-family development and provides adequate off-street parking. Further, the project will not result in damage to scenic 1 resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; the closest officially designated state scenic highway is located near Anaheim and therefore the project will not result in damage to scenic resources within or near such highway. Further, the project is not located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Section 65962.5; the project site has not been designated as a hazardous waste site. Further, the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historic resource. Thus, the Class 3 categorical exemption applies.
County Clerk


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