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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 Number20-006
Project NameDemolition and Temporary Closure of the Sanches Playground
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedSpecial events, public assemblies, and meetings
CE Date11/6/2019
Project Description
The non-historic Sanches playground south of buildings 785 and 786 has fallen into disrepair and does not comply with current accessibility standards. The Trust has plans to reconstruct the existing playground. Originally, demolition and reconstruction were to occur consecutively. However, due to safety concerns associated with the poor condition of the play equipment, all site furnishings will be removed at this time. The playground will be signed as temporarily closed and will remain closed until construction of the new playground is completed early next year. East Housing residents will be notified of the closure and encouraged to visit the newly renamed Presidio Wall playground, located within walking distance of the Sanches playground. The new playground will be subject to further environmental review.
 
Project Number20-007
Project NameErosion Repair Near Landfill E/Pop Hicks Field
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date11/6/2019
Project Description
Due to heavy rains last winter, substantial erosion from surface water flow on the slope above the access road south east of Landfill E/Pop Hicks Field occurred. The erosion resulted in damage to the drain pipe to the point that it no longer functions properly. This project will fortify and improve stormwater conveyance on the slope to prevent additional erosion from occurring. Repairs to the pipe segment will also be made to restore functionality of the drainage system.
 
Project Number20-003
Project NameQuarry-MacArthur Tree Removal & Habitat Restoration
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeVegetation Restoration
CE AppliedRemoval of non-threatened or endangered species
CE Date10/31/2019
Project Description
The Trust will remove 41 rapidly declining, large, over-mature Monterey pine trees within a high voltage line right-of-way immediately west of the housing of the 850 block on the west side of MacArthur Avenue within Tennessee Hollow (Central Tributary West, VMP Native Plant Community Zone). Contractor equipment will include log trucks, yarding equipment, off-road cranes, chippers and chainsaws. The stand will be removed over a one-month period. To the extent practicable, chips and saw logs will be transported to the Trust log yard for use in the Presidio; all other material will be off-hauled. Following tree removal, the 0.5-acre area will be replanted with low-statured, low maintenance oak woodland, scrub and grassland species to increase native plant biodiversity. Existing coast live oak and toyon trees will be protected in place.
 
Project Number20-005
Project NameBuilding 100 Bird Strike Prevention Film Installation
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeMiscellaneous
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date10/25/2019
Project Description
According to the American Bird Conservancy, up to a billion birds die in collisions with reflective glass each year in the United States. In the Presidio, 14 collisions have been documented since 2014, including the death of a hooded oriole on the rear (west) addition windows at building 100. This pilot project will apply a bird deterrent window film on a non-historic building addition to allow birds to see the windows that otherwise appear invisible, prevent injury or death for the birds, and prevent potential damage to the property. The removable polyester film will be installed inside the glass, and is not expected to visually detract from the historic building.
 
Project Number20-004
Project NameGorgas Warehouses Tenant Wayfinding Signs
Planning DistrictLetterman
Project TypeSite Furnishings
CE AppliedInstallation of signs, displays, and kiosks
CE Date10/24/2019
Project Description
Six buildings in the Gorgas Warehouse complex were recently rehabilitated, repaired and/or painted (projects 17-047 and 19-064). With the completion of work, the buildings are ready for leasing by the Trust. This project provides building-specific wayfinding sign guidelines and specifications in anticipation of the increase in the number of tenants and visitors. Retail logo blade signs, tenant directional signs, building number signs, and warehouse tenant logo signs will be directly attached to the building, streetlight banners and directory maps will be attached to poles or railing. Vinyl logos will be applied to storefront doors. Interpretive signs will be installed in common spaces. The guidelines add to and are consistent with the previously issued Area B-wide Tenant Sign Guidelines (project 14-1019).
 
Project Number20-002
Project NameBuilding 9 Little Bee Preschool Tenant Improvements
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date10/10/2019
Project Description
A new tenant (Little Bee School) will make improvements to historic building 9 (Officer Family Housing, 1862) to accommodate a new use as a preschool. Interior improvements will include installing four kid toilets and kid-height sinks. Three of the toilets and sinks will be installed in the downstairs bathroom on the north side of the building, requiring the removal of an existing toilet and radiator. The fourth toilet and sink will be installed in a closet on the first floor north side of the building. Kid bathroom doors will be removed and stored on site. The new toilets and sinks will require additional vents on the building’s exterior.  The outdoor space behind the building will be enclosed with a 4-foot high fence (matching the fence at building 4) to meet preschool licensing requirements.
 
Project Number20-001
Project NameBuilding 1337 Repair
Planning DistrictFort Scott
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date10/7/2019
Project Description
Building 1337 (Officer Family Housing, 1915) is in need of repairs to prepare the unit for new tenants. Exterior work will include limited masonry repair and landscaping. Interior work will include replacing non-historic finishes and fixtures in the main second floor bathroom. Wood floors will also be refinished, carpets will be replaced, and the basement concrete floor will be stripped of paint and refinished. Blinds and light fixtures will be replaced.
 
Project Number19-070
Project NameUpdate to Presidio Sign Standards
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeSite Furnishings
CE AppliedInstallation of signs, displays, and kiosks
CE Date9/30/2019
Project Description
The Trust’s sign standards that were developed and implemented in 2009 (project 09-100) do not address all types of signs. This project updates the sign standards by adding freestanding informational kiosks and PresidiGo bus stop identification signs. This project also amends the sign standards by modifying existing trail and vehicular wayfinding graphics (font size/type) for legibility and functionality, providing for a digital panel kiosk at the Presidio Transit Center (building 215) for real-time transit information, and revising the park entry signs to incorporate the Trust logo. The designs comply with the Proposed Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way, Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards, and other applicable accessibility requirements. Prototypes will be developed and mockups will be conducted in the field before implementation.
 
Project Number19-068
Project NamePlant Additions for Building 105
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedLandscaping and landscape maintenance
CE Date9/26/2019
Project Description
The star jasmine in the planter on the south side of the recently opened Lodge at the Presidio (Montgomery Barracks building 105) is not filling in as expected due to gopher activity and poor soil. The sparse conditions will be planted with an Abelia hedge (similar to the kitchen vent treatment south of building 101 along Sheridan), three Leptospermum ‘Dark Shadows’ (similar to those in the planter north of building 103) and four native Pacific wax myrtle trees (Myrica californica), which appear in the beds of buildings 101 and 103 (and will unify the landscape treatment of the three buildings).
 
Project Number19-069
Project NameTree Replacements for Buildings 1012 & 1013 Courtyards
Planning DistrictLetterman
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedLandscaping and landscape maintenance
CE Date9/26/2019
Project Description
The Japanese cherry trees in the south facing courtyards at the Tides’ main office (buildings 1012 and 1013) planted in 1998 as part of the NPS rehabilitation of the buildings have died or are failing. Two dead trees have been removed at building 1012 and the six that remain in the courtyards are in poor condition. The trees will be replaced with an ornamental specie (subject to design review) that should prove more long-lived. The courtyards are not identical, with the access paths in a different location and a basement access ramp in building 1013. The missing trees will not be replaced to avoid crowding the spaced used for benches.
 
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