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Categorical Exclusions

​​​​To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, the Presidio Trust documents its Categorical Exclusion (CE) determinations involving the categories of actions identified in Section 1010.7 of the Trust’s NEPA regulations. The CE database may be searched by planning district, project type, CE applied, or the year initiated.​​ The database is updated approximately monthly. For additional information on the Trust’s NEPA compliance program, email N2@presidiotrust.gov.
 
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Project Description
Project Number21-022
Project NameBuilding 920 Tenant Improvements
Planning DistrictCrissy Field
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date3/18/2021
Project Description
The Trust and Camp and King (tenant) will make repairs/improvements to building 920 (Motor Repair Shop, 1921) for new office use. The Trust will remove a non-historic partition wall, carpets and linoleum, and perform preventative maintenance for life safety systems, plumbing and electrical. The tenant will construct three freestanding enclosed office spaces to replace existing non-historic offices, demolish a non-historic kitchenette, and construct  a new kitchenette.
 
Project Number21-021
Project NameBuilding 563 Exterior Deck Installation
Planning DistrictLetterman
Project TypeSpecial Events
CE AppliedSpecial events, public assemblies, and meetings
CE Date3/15/2021
Project Description
The Presidio Social Club will construct a temporary deck at building 563 (Barracks, 1903) to expand their outdoor dining capacity in response to the challenging COVID-19 environment. The grey and white wood deck will be behind the building between the current patio and tennis court. The deck will be 9 inches high with a 42-inch railing with the posts resting on concrete. No excavation will be required. The deck will conform with existing landscaping. Staff will advise on protecting, removing or restoring any vegetation.
 
Project Number21-020
Project NameFire Damage Repairs at the Spire Sculpture
Planning DistrictSouth Hills
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedLandscaping and landscape maintenance
CE Date3/10/2021
Project Description
The Trust will undertake several actions to address public safety concerns and damage caused by the June 23, 2020 fire at Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire sculpture (project 07-045). The actions include removing any loose pieces of bark and wood that currently remain, bolting under capacity trees to adjacent trees with a higher structural capacity so they help support one another, and installing a post and cable fence in the area of the trees surrounding the sculpture to restrict public access to the base of the sculpture. The Spire will continue to remain in place subject to regularly scheduled inspections in accordance with defined protocols to monitor any changes in its structural integrity. The public will be notified of the actions through updated site signage and other announcements.
 
Project Number21-019
Project NameSFPD Training at Battery Dynamite
Planning DistrictFort Scott
Project TypeResearch/Testing
CE AppliedResearch, monitoring, inventorying, and information gathering
CE Date3/8/2021
Project Description
The San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) will use historic Battery Dynamite (built 1894), building 1398, (Coast Artillery Powerhouse, built 1906), and non-historic building 1397 (Chemical Training building) and adjacent site to conduct on-going training for confined space and trench rescue. SFFD will practice basic set up of their equipment and scenario type training. The training will be conducted in crawl spaces in the battery and the area between building 1397 and 1398. SFFD will schedule training days through the Trust’s Department of Emergency Services (DES), which will be responsible for notifications to nearby building users. Training will be limited to the area specified in the special use permit; any additional sites proposed for training exercises will be subject to additional permit requests.
 
Project Number21-017
Project NameLive Broadcast Event at Fort Scott Parade Ground
Planning DistrictFort Scott
Project TypeTransportation/Parking
CE AppliedSpecial events, public assemblies, and meetings
CE Date2/17/2021
Project Description
George P. Johnson (GPJ) will produce a live broadcast keynote speaker event at Fort Scott Parade Ground. Generators, satellite trucks, tents, flooring, heaters, bathrooms, stage and production equipment will be set up on site. The lawn will be protected by plywood and native plants will be avoided. A shuttle will be provided to and from parking lots. Approximately 50 production staff will attend. All appropriate San Francisco Department of Health (SFDH) filming safety precautions will be followed.
 
Project Number21-011
Project NameBuilding 39 Lease Management
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date2/1/2021
Project Description
The long-time master lease with the San Francisco Film Centre (tenant) for the operation of historic building 39 (Barracks, 1940) expired in late 2020. The Trust will now assume maintenance and leasing responsibility for the building and will invest in building improvements to attract and make ready for new tenants. Flooring in the first floor event space (Palm Room) and in common areas throughout the building will be repaired. Suites will receive preventative maintenance, repairs and painting.
 
Project Number21-012
Project NameBuilding 737 Car Charger and Electric Panel Installation
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeInfrastructure
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date2/1/2021
Project Description
As the market for electric vehicles is rapidly expanding, the Trust wishes to accommodate the increasing demand for access to charging equipment. The ability to provide charging as an amenity will also attract and retain highly valued, sustainably-minded tenants. Additionally, more electric vehicles in the park will reduce emissions and improve overall air quality. To accomplish this, the Trust has three car charger and electric panel installation plans known as types A, B, C. As additional chargers are requested, panels will be installed following the three installation plan types. The panels will be installed in locations to minimize visual impacts, penetrations will be the minimum necessary, and mortar joints will be used as much as possible on brick buildings. An electric panel and new meter will be installed at building 737 (Six Car Garage, 1939) following the type A installation plan.
 
Project Number21-010
Project NameAccessible Loop/Cemetery Overlook Trail Repairs
Planning District
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedTrail development, relocation, or maintenance
CE Date1/19/2021
Project Description
Within Area B, the 1.75-mile long Accessible Loop includes segments of the Presidio Promenade, Park Trail, Bay Area Ridge Trail and Juan Bautista de Anza Trail. Trail surfaces consist of either compacted shale, concrete or asphalt surfacing. Some trail segments with compacted shale surfacing have eroded such that the trail surface is rutted and in need of repair. This project will improve accessibility by bringing existing trails, including a short segment of the path to the Cemetery Overlook, back into compliance with the ABA Accessibility Standards (ABAAS) and addressing erosion and other needs along the trails. Work will include trail resurfacing, reconstructing landings, improving surfacing between the trail and concrete bench pads, installing drainage improvements, repairing damaged walls, removing post and cable fencing, and installing flexible posts in designated areas. Construction-period trail closures (partial and complete, depending on the work needed and availability of alternative routes) are anticipated.
 
Project Number21-009
Project NameBuilding 35 Lower Level Tenant Improvement
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date1/13/2021
Project Description
The Bay School of San Francisco (tenant) will make improvements in the lower level theater, corridor and lobby of historic building 35 (Enlisted Men’s Barracks & Mess Hall, 1912) to better use the space as a classroom and drama room. Interior alterations of non-historic fixtures and finishes will be made including painting and carpeting, adding five new power receptacles in the theater, relocating and adding fire alarm strobes, adding an interior window and door, adding a partial height sliding door system and other casework in the theater, adding curtains on a sliding track in the theater, and replacing wood guardrail infill panels with tempered glass panels. The improvements will not affect the following fire and life safety systems: occupant load; egress routes, exiting and fire sprinklers.
 
Project Number21-007
Project NameBuilding 35 Temporary Tent Installation
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeSite Furnishings
CE AppliedImprovements to meet disabled access requirements
CE Date12/28/2020
Project Description
The Bay School of San Francisco (tenant) will install a temporary (6-12 months) tent at historic building 35 (Barracks, 1912) to accommodate the need for outdoor covered space for school activities. The 20- by 40-foot, open-sided tent will be placed behind the building within a fenced area and will be held in place by large plastic water-filled drums. The tent will be flame resistant but will not be heated.
 
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