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Cate School operates under a Conditional Use Permit (CUP), which governs operation of the school. The existing CUP provides a student enrollment cap of 280 students. The proposed Project would revise the existing CUP for Cate School to allow for (1) expansion and renovation of existing educational and administrative facilities over the life of the Master Plan, including 26,582 square feet (sf) of demolition, 180,861 sf of new construction, and 41,402 sf of renovation; (2) an enrollment increase from 280 students to 300 students; (3) revisions to the existing onsite childcare center operation to open enrollment to the local community, as long as 60 percent of enrolled children are affiliated with Cate School; and (4) authorization to use the existing portable Public Address (PA) system for sporting events and school functions. Although the proposed Project would result in amendments to the CUP that would allow for new development and changes to Cate School operations, the proposed Project would not alter the existing permitted campus use as a private high school and boarding facility.
For a more detailed project description, please see Chapter 2 of the Draft Environmental Impact Report.
Permit Application Numbers: 13RVP-00000-00009 | 15EIR-00000-00001
A Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration was circulated for public review from April 2, 2014 to May 1, 2014. An EIR scoping document was prepared in February, 2015 and a public scoping meeting was held on March 3, 2015. A Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) was prepared and will be available for public comment from March 23, 2016 to May 9, 2016. A public hearing on the DEIR will be held on April 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Planning Commission hearing room at 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.
Draft Environmental Impact Report
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