East Hills Academy Student Services Building Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024070379
Public Agency
Sweetwater Union High School District
Document Title
East Hills Academy Student Services Building Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/10/2024
Document Description
The District proposes to construct a new East Hills Academy student services building, paved walkways, and ornamental landscaping and reconstruct the basketball court. The new student services building will be one story, approximately 1,280 square foot (32 feet by 40 feet), modular building. The new student services building will include five offices and a psychologist office/conference room. The new building will be constructed on the existing campus basketball court; thus, demolition of the hardscape and court will be required. The proposed project will reconstruct the basketball court west of the new student services building and relocate the basketball hoop and fence to the newly constructed basketball court. The proposed project would also include new benches, walkways, and ornamental landscaping. The proposed project will require removal of five trees and various shrubs. The proposed project will benefit the district and students and staff by providing enhanced educational services and athletic facilities.

Contact Information

Name
Jason Brust
Agency Name
Sweetwater Union High School District
Job Title
Director of Planning & Construction
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Chula Vista
Counties
San Diego
Regions
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Rock Mountain Road and Magdalena Avenue
Zip
91913
Total Acres
Approx. 0.24 ac
Parcel #
6442410400
State Highways
125
Schools
Multiple
Township
18S
Range
1W
Other Location Info
1791 Rock Mountain Road, Chula Vista, CA, 91913
Other Information
The East Hills Academy Campus at 1791 Rock Mountain Road (Assessor Parcel Number [APN] 6442410400), in the city of Chula Vista (City). The City of Chula Vista is surrounded by the City of National City, and unincorporated San Diego to the north; unincorporated San Diego to the east and south; the City of Imperial Beach to the southwest, and the San Diego Bay to the west. East Hills Academy campus is located on the southeastern portion of Olympian High School campus. The East Hills Academy campus is bounded by Olympian High School to the north, west, and east, and Rock Mountain Road to the south with vacant and disturbed land across Rock Mountain Road. State Route 125 (SR-125) is approximately 0.25 miles east, and Interstate 805 (I-805) approximately 3.75 miles west of Campus.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, Class 3, and Class 14
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed basketball court and landscaping are exempt from CEQA under Class 2, Replacement or Reconstruction (Section 15302). The proposed basketball court and landscaping will be constructed within the same campus and located within the same area. The following improvements will be located on campus to serve students and not increase student capacity; the project is exempt from CEQA under Section 15302. The proposed student services building, basketball court, basketball hoop and fencing are exempt from CEQA under Class 3, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures (Section 15303). The proposed student services building, basketball court, basketball hoop and fencing are small new structures that will be located within the school campus. Additionally, the proposed student services building will be a total of 1,280 square feet, well below the allowed 2,500 square feet for small structures. The improvements will be located on campus to serve students and not increase student capacity; the project is exempt from CEQA under Section 15303. The proposed student services building is exempt from CEQA under class 14, Minor Additions to Schools (Section 15314). The student services building will include five small offices and a psychologist office/conference room. Thus, the proposed project will not increase the number of classrooms nor increase student capacity. Since the new buildings will be located within the same campus and will not increase the school classrooms by ten nor increase student capacity by 25 percent, the project is exempt from CEQA under Section 15314. The proposed project was also reviewed for possible exceptions under Section 15300.2 and found that the exceptions do not apply. See Attachment to Notice of Exemption for further explanation of the evaluation, which is available at the Sweetwater Union High School District Office, 1130 Fifth Avenue Chula Vista, CA 91911.
County Clerk
San Diego

Attachments

Notice of Exemption

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