This serves as the North Orange County Community College District's Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Greenhouse Replacement and Restroom Modernization Project, prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA Guidelines, and local implementation procedures.
As part of the approved 2017 Facilities Master Plan Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the District proposed new additions to the Fullerton College Horticulture Lab Complex, including new greenhouses and a new lab facility to replace existing buildings. The 2017 Program EIR assumed the new facilities would replace the existing square footage, totaling 26,900 assignable square feet (32,300 gross square feet), and each facility would be one story in height. The District is now proposing the replacement of the existing greenhouse with a new Venlo-style greenhouse, renovations to the existing restroom building and upgrading pathway accessibility to meet American Disability Act code compliance, and striping parking spaces within the Horticulture Complex 1600, as part of the proposed project. The project site was not identified on a hazardous materials site, enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.