Boyle Heights Sports Center Gymnasium Project (W.O. E170192A)

The City of Los Angeles (City) Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has released a Draft Initial Study (IS) / Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the Boyle Heights Sports Center Gymnasium project. The City is requesting input from responsible agencies, trustee agencies, stakeholders, and other interested parties about the content of the environmental analysis and information included in the Draft IS/MND. The Draft IS/MND will be available for review for 30 days ending on July 08, 2019.

Project Description

The proposed Project includes the construction of a new 17,500-square-foot facility that would consist of a full-sized basketball court, staff offices, equipment storage rooms, restrooms, showers, a community room, elevator, multi-purpose rooms (programming may consist of a dance studio, performing area, exercise/yoga, dance, and ballet), plaza for special gatherings, additional green space, pedestrian paths, and additional parking. 
Incorporating sustainable design principals and drought-resistant landscaping, the new facility is pursuing, as feasible, to be certified as a LEED-Net Zero (producing as much or more energy than it consumes) facility. 
Once completed, the facility would be operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Anticipated activities to be held in the new facility include basketball or other recreational games, as well as community meetings. The gymnasium would be open to the public 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Project Location

The proposed Boyle Heights Sports Center Gymnasium Project (proposed Project) is located at 2500 Whittier Boulevard in the Boyle Heights Community Plan area of the City of Los Angeles. Specifically, the proposed 0.96-acre project site is bounded by Whittier Boulevard on the north, South Mathews Street on the west, and the existing Boyle Heights Sports Center facilities to the east and south. The site comprises two relatively flat areas, located in the northwest (higher area) and southeast (lower area) portions of the site, separated by a slope. 

Public Review Period

The Draft IS/MND is being made available for public review for 30 days, commencing on June 06, 2019, and concluding on July 08, 2019.  Public comments on the Draft IS/MND will be received during this period.  The Draft IS/MND is available for review at the following locations: 

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library 
2200 E 1st Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90033 

Robert Louis Stevenson Branch Library 
803 Spence Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90023 

A copy of the Draft IS/MND may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Chris Adams of the Bureau of Engineering at (213) 485-5910.

Comments will be accepted from June 06, 2019 to July 08, 2019.  Please submit comments in writing to the address below no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 8, 2019. 

Mr. Chris Adams, Environmental Specialist II 
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works 
Bureau of Engineering, EMG 
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to christopher.adams@lacity.org (please include “Boyle Heights Sports Center Gym Comments” in the subject line)." 

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Final IS/MND    
Notice of Intent to Adopt MND/Notice of Availability Open June 6, 2019 - July 8, 2019
Draft IS/MND Open June 6, 2019 - July 8, 2019
Appendices Part 1    
Appendices Part 2