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24 CFR Part 58 is the Federal regulation that outlines the environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD environmental responsibilities. Compliance under this regulation will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), additional Federal regulations required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and a few state/local environmental requirements. In regard to projects undertaken by Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), the review done under 24 CFR Part 58 is often referred to as the NEPA review.

Historic Preservation Section 106 Review

All projects must adhere to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR 800. During the environmental review, all projects are evaluated for their potential impact on properties designated as historic, eligible for historic status, or located within a historic district. This evaluation process is commonly referred to as the Section 106 Review.

Projects that may impact historic properties must be reviewed to guarantee that project plans will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historic Building Code. If necessary, HCIDLA will outline a set of conditions for the project proponent to follow, in addition to conducting a walkthrough at 50% and 100% completion to verify compliance.

Estimated Review Time

The complexity of each review may vary, depending on a project’s scope of work and the proposed project site’s existing environmental conditions. The following table contains an estimated review time for the most common projects undertaken by HCIDLA.

Project Type Numbers of Units Estimated Review Time
Acquisition 1-4 units 5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation 1-4 units 5 to 30 days
5+ units 45 to 60 days

Demolition/

New Construction

Residential to Residential (1-4 units)
Residential to Residential (5+ units)
Nonresidential to Residential
Residential to Nonresidential
 
 

Public Notice Dissemination  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about August 7, 2021, HCIDLA will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) fund under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Los Lirios Apartments

PURPOSE: East LA Community Corporation and BRIDGE Housing Corporation are proposing to integrate a new contemporary, five‐story, supportive housing project called Los Lirios Apartments with the existing Metro Soto Gold Line Station Plaza. Los Lirios Apartments will consist of (13) 0-bedrooms units (400 – 490 sq. ft.), (18) 1-bedroom units (581 – 735 sq. ft.), (17) 2-bedroom units (752 – 970 sq. ft.) and (16) 3-bedroom units (976 – 1,176 sq. ft.). All unit will be equipped with Energy Star appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher and range) as well as environmentally friendly sustainable features such as energy efficient vinyl windows, low-flow toilets, sinks, and heating / air conditioning systems.

The development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including (1) entrance lobby area (696 sq. ft.), (1) commercial/retail tenant space with (2) unisex restrooms (2,443 sq. ft.), (1) manager’s office with storage room (649 sq. ft.), (3) case manager offices (185 – 217 sq. ft.), (1) landscaped courtyard (1,460 sq. ft.), (1) conference room with storage (537 sq. ft.), (1) community room with a kitchen and storage room (2,245 sq. ft.), (1) unisex restroom (80 sq. ft.), (36) private balconies (1,800 sq. ft.), (2) roof terraces (815 – 1,065 sq. ft.), (1) exercise room (610 sq. ft.), (1) laundry room with a sink and a total of (7) washers and (7) dryers (472 sq. ft.), and (1) bicycle storage rooms (635 sq. ft.). The development will also provide (66) bicycles stalls, (50) off-street parking spaces and (1) loading space with driveway access from the alley between 1st Street and 2nd Street. The development intends to reserve (43) units for low and very low-income families and (13) 0-bedroom and (7) 1-bedroom units for homeless and chronically homeless individuals and families. Fifteen of the (20) supporting housing units will be reserved for chronically homeless participants. One of the 2-bedroom units will be reserved for an on-site property manager. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Boyle Heights Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 111 – 121 South Soto Street and 2316 – 2328, East 1st Street, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90033

FUNDING: Estimated: $361,824.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $7,236,480.00 / HUD Section 8 PBV

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. HCIDLA has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to HCIDLA. All comments received by August 6, 2021 will be considered by HCIDLA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
HCIDLA certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows HCIDLA to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017



FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Friday July 9, 2021
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
David.Greenwood@lacity.org

These notices satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA).

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about July 26, 2021, HCIDLA will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the HUD for the release of Section 8 Project Based Voucher (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: The Steps on St. Andrews

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 1808 S. St. Andrews Place in the South Los Angeles neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site is located on parcel (APN: 5073-014-900), that currently has one (1) 2-story residential building, built in 1910, that will be rehabilitated and renovated into supportive housing. The site area for the residential development is a 0.2-acre (9,000 S.F.) in a rectangular shaped lot; located on the east side of South St. Andrews Place, between W. 18th Street to the north and W. Washington Boulevard to the south. The surrounding area is mainly residential multi-family residences and 3-story apartment buildings; with nearby commercial buildings along S. Western Avenue. This project involves rehabilitation and remodel of an existing two-story residential building, and new construction of a 3-story building at a height of 45 feet tall; located at the rear of the land parcel. The project will feature twenty (20) 0-bedroom studio units at approximately 300 S.F. each. Housing is 100% affordable and is intended for homeless and chronically homeless individuals; and will include a manager’s unit. Four (4) units will be reserved for low-income non-VASH vets. In addition, two (2) mobility units and one (1) communication features unit will be included as part of the 20 units total. Site amenities will include a large front yard (roughly 50 feet deep), large covered porch, a community room (623 S.F.), a small courtyard on the south side, and green space at the rear of the building. All studio units will have a kitchenette, bathroom; and will be equipped with a refrigerator, bed, lamp, dresser, window coverings, night stand, sofa or side chair, and a coffee table. Additionally, the building will have an outdoor roof terrace (501 S.F.), and there will be 20 long-term bicycle parking stalls and 2 short term bicycle stalls. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of two (2) washing machines.

LOCATION: 1808 S. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90019

FUNDING: Estimated: $246,420 annually for (20) years, total funding of $4,928,400 / HACLA Project Based Voucher (PBV).

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. HCIDLA has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: David Greenwood at david.greenwood@lacity.org

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to HCIDLA. All comments received by July 24, 2021, will be considered by HCIDLA prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

HCIDLA certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows HCIDLA to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at
HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 

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