Removal of Temporary Classroom Buildings 201

Summary

SCH Number
2024070395
Public Agency
California State University, San Diego (SDSU)
Document Title
Removal of Temporary Classroom Buildings 201
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/10/2024
Document Description
The proposed project consists of the removal of three unused, temporary/modular classroom buildings (Campus Master Plan Buildings #201), each approximately 960 gross square feet in size. These temporary buildings, which are in poor physical condition, are no longer being used or assigned for instructional purposes. The removal of these buildings would reduce operational costs, support the focus of available resources, and improve the aesthetic features of the campus.

Contact Information

Name
Kara Peterson
Agency Name
San Diego State University
Job Title
Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Calexico
Counties
Imperial
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
East 7th Street and Blair Avenue
Zip
92231
Schools
San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Calexico
Other Location Info
San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Calexico off-campus center. Project is located in the southeast corner of the campus at 720 Heber Avenue, Calexico, CA, north of East 7th Street and east of the Library and Library Addition Buildings, as identified on the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus Master Plan.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301, Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of the removal and demolition of small structures consistent with Section 15301. While modular, temporary classrooms are not specifically identified, the structures in this case are individual small structures, similar to a small commercial structure, with an average occupancy of approximately 30 persons. The project is not located in a sensitive environment, would not result in cumulative impact from successive projects of the same type in the same location, would not have a significant effect on the environment, would not damage scenic resources within a designated state scenic highway, is not located on or adjacent to a hazardous waste site, and would not cause substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. As such, the removal of the temporary structures in this case is within the scope and intent of the Class 1 Categorical Exemption.

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption, Section 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
In addition to the Class 1 exemption, the proposed project also qualifies under the Common Sense Exemption, per CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3). Section 15061(b)(3) states that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. An activity is exempt from CEQA where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. The proposed project consists of the removal of three temporary, small structures from the SDSU Calexico off-campus center. The structures do not have permanent foundations and ground disturbance would be minimal. No trees or significant vegetation would be removed. The structures would be dismantled and disposed of at an appropriate facility consistent with all applicable laws. Therefore, there is no possibility that the proposed project would cause a significant effect on the environment, therefore the proposed project is exempt from CEQA under CEQA Guidelines section 15061(b)(3).

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