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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 Number21-035
Project NameBuildings 1029 and 1030 Landscape Rehabilitation
Planning DistrictLetterman
Project TypeLandscaping/Site Work
CE AppliedLandscaping and landscape maintenance
CE Date7/12/2021
Project Description
The nearly bare and neglected grounds within the Swords to Plowshares (STP) community campus (Buildings 1029 and 1030) stand in stark contrast to the surrounding completed Trust projects and are in need of rehabilitation. The focus of the design will be planting improvements and site furnishings in the central courtyard between the two buildings. The courtyard is a heavily used exterior space for the residents and a gateway for their enjoyment of the Presidio landscape outside the campus. Improvements will include irrigation upgrades, some small expansions/alterations to paved areas, and enhanced planting. The project will also consider the placement of a piece of sculpture near one of the building's entrances subject to additional review and approval.
 
Project Number21-036
Project NameRevisions to COVID-19 Emergency Order/Continuation of Slow Streets
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeSpecial Events
CE AppliedSpecial events, public assemblies, and meetings
CE Date7/12/2021
Project Description
This Order further revises public use limits and closures that are consistent with the City and County of San Francisco’s (CCSF) effective orders, as well as Federal guidance and directives, to reduce COVID-19 risk. The Order includes placing certain safety requirements on individuals, including masking requirements in some settings. The Order also authorizes the Presidio Slow Streets program (project 20-041) to continue for 120 days from the effective date of the Order. The program was launched during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a companion to the CCSF's Slow Streets program, to create more space for visitors to walk, run and bike safely in the park during the COVID-19 shelter in place order. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, access and space needs for park visitors, residents and employees are evolving. The Presidio Slow Streets have become widely used to enjoy the park and could provide additional recreation opportunities with further study. The extension will give the Trust additional time to evaluate the Presidio Slow Streets corridors and determine recommendations for a post-pandemic future.
 
Project Number21-034
Project NameModifications to West Pacific Slow Street
Planning DistrictSouth Hills
Project TypeTransportation/Parking
CE AppliedRepair of roads and parking facilities
CE Date6/8/2021
Project Description
Since June 2020, West Pacific Avenue from Arguello Boulevard to Presidio Boulevard has been closed to all but emergency access vehicles as part of the Presidio Slow Streets program (project 20-041). The closure was intended to provide more space to walk, run and bike safely during shelter in place. The program is consistent with the City's measures to create a network of Slow Streets throughout San Francisco. As we move into reopening, this project will modify the roadway to allow access to limited parking near the Presidio Wall ball field. While this change is temporary, the final road configuration will be determined after further study, evaluation and outreach.
 
Project Number21-032
Project NameBuildings 1012-1014 Kitchenettes and Bathrooms Tenant Improvements
Planning DistrictLetterman
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date6/3/2021
Project Description
In preparation for staff returning after the pandemic, Tides (master tenant) will update a number of kitchenettes and bathrooms in historic buildings 1012-1014 (Letterman General Hospital Wards, 1924-1933). Non-historic kitchenette features in the community kitchen, room 101, will be updated and extended into the existing hallway with installation of partitions and furniture. A new window will be installed where a previous opening has been filled in to visually connect the existing community kitchen space with the new extended section in the hallway. Non-historic kitchenette features in rooms 148, 177 and 241 will be upgraded. Bathrooms in rooms 116A-B, 174, 175, 255, 256 and 257 will also be upgraded. Historic features such as terrazzo flooring, yellow/gold wainscot tile, and marble partitions will be retained and protected where present.
 
Project Number21-033
Project NameBuildings 101 and 103 Multi-Tenant Access
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeRehabilitation/Base Bldg
CE AppliedRoutine maintenance and property and resource management
CE Date6/3/2021
Project Description
To facilitate leasing historic buildings 101 and 103 (Barracks, 1895-1896) as multi-tenant office space, the Trust will alter central stairway access to the 2nd and 3rd floors. The stairways that serve the northern side of the buildings will serve the 2nd floors and the southern stairways will serve the 3rd floors. The northern stairways will be enclosed from the 3rd floors on the 2nd floor landings and at the 3rd floors by partition walls. The southern staircases will be enclosed from the 2nd floors by partitions. New partitions are designed to be reversible and to minimally alter original circulation features so that the stairs and passageways can be reactivated in the future.
 
Project Number21-031
Project NameBuilding 135 Basement Level Womens Restroom Tenant Improvements
Planning DistrictMain Post
Project TypeRehabilitation/TI
CE AppliedRehabilitation or improvement of historic properties
CE Date5/18/2021
Project Description
Wedgewood (hospitality tenant) will reconfigure the women’s restroom in the basement of historic building 135 (Golden Gate Club, 1949) to create a new dishing washing space (dish pit) in support of expanded catering services. Non-historic partitions and fixtures will be removed and new appliances and fixtures will be installed. Plumbing and electrical will be reconfigured or upgraded as needed.
 
Project Number21-030
Project NameRed Shingle Standard
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeMaintenance
CE AppliedAdoption or revision of policies, directives, regulations, and guidelines
CE Date5/10/2021
Project Description
The U.S. Army’s widespread use of red tile and red composition shingle roofs in the Presidio provided architectural uniformity and remains a character-defining feature of most Presidio neighborhoods. Repairing and replacing roofing material is an essential component of maintaining the condition and historic integrity of the Landmark District. As roofing material availability changes over time, the Trust reviews and accepts standards to ensure consistency throughout the park. The previously accepted red shingle standard, Malarkey Alaskan Red, is no longer available. Staff evaluated a number of products and identified Owens Corning Spanish Red Shingle as an acceptable alternative. Use of this standard will ensure consistency throughout the park while retaining historic integrity of the resources requiring roofing repair or replacement. The shingle will first be used at building 1151 and other roofs will follow as necessary.
 
Project Number21-029
Project NameSpecial Events Standard Operating Procedures
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeSpecial Events
CE AppliedAdoption or revision of policies, directives, regulations, and guidelines
CE Date5/3/2021
Project Description
The Trust issues special use permits to individuals, organizations or businesses for a variety of organized athletic events, pageants, celebrations, fairs, festivals, public spectator attractions, commercial filming, camping, First Amendment activities and other special uses within Area B. If issued, special use permits include terms and conditions that protect park resources while allowing users to enjoy the park without interfering with other park visitors. These Standard Operating Procedures provide a set of step-by-step instructions to help Visitor Services staff carry out planned events efficiently. The SOPs describe how event scope, size and other factors, such as complexity, potential for impacts, and monitoring requirements are used to evaluate permit requests. New events, events involving natural or protected areas, events generating large crowds, significantly increased noise levels and/or traffic congestion are reviewed by Visitor Services and other staff to determine if further review is required. If so, the Trust's Planning Review process is initiated. All events are discussed with the Visitor Services Manager prior to approvals being granted.
 
Project Number21-027
Project NameMy Park Moment Photo Show
Planning DistrictPresidio-wide
Project TypeSpecial Events
CE AppliedEducational, informational, or advisory activities
CE Date4/27/2021
Project Description
This community photo exhibit will highlight the opening of Tunnel Tops. Approximately 400 community-submitted photos will be printed on vinyl banners and displayed on shipping containers in the Sports Basement, Mason Street Warehouses and YMCA parking lots, and on Owen Street between Anza and Graham Streets. Minor site improvements such as curb ramps, crosswalks and temporary path connections will facilitate universal access. Traffic barriers will create pedestrian-only zones around the shipping containers.
 
Project Number21-013
Project NameLyon Street Phase IV Reforestation
Planning DistrictEast Housing
Project TypeTrees
CE AppliedRemoval of non-threatened or endangered species
CE Date4/23/2021
Project Description
This stand of Eucalyptus borders 3 previous forest restoration sites (projects 11-065, 11-071 and 14-018/15-033) along Lyon Street. Nearly one acre in size, it consists primarily of 50 Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees and 25 Monterey cypress trees with poor structure and vigor. The trees will be replaced with a variety of Eucalyptus species of varying size and stature. Trees will be removed and stumps ground below grade to prevent regrowth and re-sprouting. Wood chips will remain on site to help with erosion control and tree establishment or hauled to the Trust log yard. Compost will be added to the site at a rate of roughly 300-400 yards per acre and erosion control measures and drip irrigation will be installed. Approximately 200 Eucalpytus trees will be planted roughly 15 feet on center and thinned every five years to reach an approximate density of 40-50 trees per acre at maturity.
 
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