building

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 TypeNumbers of UnitsEstimated Review Time
Acquisition1-4 units5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation1-4 units5 to 30 days
5+ units45 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  

Notice of Intent to prepare a joint EIR/EIS for the Rancho San Pedro Public Housing Project

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
SUMMARY: HUD is giving notice that the City of Los Angeles, through the City of Los Angeles’s Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID), as the “Responsible Entity,” defined by HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7)(i), intends to combine the project’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project requires an EIS to meet the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements and an EIR to meet the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is the recipient of HUD’s grant funding. HACLA proposes to carry out a Section 18/Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) demolition/disposition through the ground lease and to use a combination of RAD- Project Based Vouchers (PBV), Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPV)-PBV, and regular PBV authorized by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, as amended (USHA), to redevelop the Rancho San Pedro public housing project site. The project site consists of approximately 21 acres and is located at 275 West First Street in the City of Los Angeles in the community of San Pedro.
This Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a joint EIR/EIS represents the beginning of the public scoping process as outlined in 40 CFR 1501.9 and is therefore being published in accordance with NEPA, the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, and HUD’s implementing regulations at 24 CFR part 58.
Following the public scoping process, a Draft EIR/EIS will be prepared that analyzes the project. Once the Draft EIR/EIS is certified as complete, the public will be invited to participate in its review. Release of the Draft EIR/EIS will be announced through public mailings and the local news media. All interested Federal, state, and local agencies; Indian tribes; and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIR/EIS. Agencies with jurisdiction over natural or other public resources affected by the project or that possess information about the project site that HCID should consider in the Draft EIR/EIS are invited to submit comments to HCID at the contact information provided below.
PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD AND ADDRESSES: Comments relating to the scope of the EIR/EIS are requested and will be accepted during the scoping meeting and by submitting the comments to the contact persons listed below no later than May 10, 2021. Any person or agency interested in receiving notice and commenting on the Draft EIR/EIS should contact the persons listed below. Copies of Public notices are available at: http://hcidla.lacity.org/NEPA-review and http://www.hacla.org/publicdocs.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jinderpal Singh Bhandal, Environmental Supervisor, Finance & Development Division, HCID, (213) 808-8558, Jinderpal.Bhandal@lacity.org. Comments and questions can also be directed to Jessica Frazier, Development Officer, Strategic Development, HACLA, jessica.frazier@hacla.org, telephone number: (213) 252-6120.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Project Background: The project site is in the Barton Hill neighborhood with the historic Downtown San Pedro located two blocks to the south and the San Pedro Waterfront to the east. The Port of Los Angeles (managed by the Los Angeles Harbor Department) lies to the east, and toward the north, north of the SR 47 (Vincent Thomas Bridge).
Most of the surrounding Barton Hill neighborhood has a low-density residential character with single-family homes, though numerous properties host a main home on the front of the lot and an accessory dwelling unit to the rear. Additionally, there are a few vintage bungalow courts, small lot properties, and duplexes. The residential character of Barton Hill becomes denser with two- and three-story multifamily buildings around the Rancho San Pedro border. Other affordable housing developments to the immediate north and southwest of the project site host medium residential density development, with an increase in building scale towards Pacific Avenue to the west and Downtown San Pedro to the south. Immediately to the south between Rancho San Pedro and the Downtown core of 6th and 7th Street are a collection of civic and institutional buildings, including the Harbor Department Administration Building, Port Police Headquarters, Port of Los Angeles Charter High School, and The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club.
PURPOSE AND NEED FOR AGENCY ACTION: Rancho San Pedro is seventy to eighty years old and the structures are reaching their useful life expectancy. The buildings were constructed in a style, form and function typical of public housing developments at that time and suffer from monotonous building design, repetitive building pattern, long street frontages, and lack of through streets. These design deficiencies result in indefensible space and security issues, inadequately sized units, and accessibility issues, among other things. As the Greater Los Angeles region is experiencing a crisis of housing affordability, resulting in over-crowding conditions and homelessness, there is also the added imperative to use the large publicly owned property to expand affordable housing supply.
In 2015, HACLA, in cooperation with Los Angeles City Council District 15 and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, commissioned a feasibility study to determine the highest and best use and development potential of the Rancho San Pedro public housing property. The study outlines potential strategies to maximize the value of the property to the public and concludes that replacing and expanding the available housing – both affordable as well as market-rate – would be the highest and best use of the public property with the primary objective to replace the existing affordable housing located at Rancho San Pedro for those currently residing there.
The location, size of the property, and potential redevelopment scale also provides the capacity to layer additional community benefits into redevelopment. These have been identified within the San Pedro Redevelopment Plan, as well as by residents of Rancho San Pedro.
The project would thrive as a revitalized, mixed-income neighborhood that builds on its existing assets and creates new, high-quality housing options. Adjacent to the waterfront and downtown, the project would be a model for other revitalization efforts, complete with cultural, community, and economic activity. It would be a safe neighborhood with new parks and recreational opportunities, walking and biking streets, and a variety of housing and supportive service options.
PROJECT NAME AND DESCRIPTION: The project is located at 275 West First Street in the City of Los Angeles in the community of San Pedro. The project site is approximately 21 acres in size and is currently developed with an existing 478-unit public housing complex known as “Rancho San Pedro,” which was initially developed in 1942 with subsequent development in 1955. The existing access to the project site is from local surface streets surrounding the site, which include Santa Cruz Street to the north, Harbor Boulevard to the east, 3rd Street to the south, and Mesa Street to the west.
Development of the proposed project would occur in multiple phases. Initial phases would focus on replacement and expansion of the aging housing stock with the later phases dedicated to expansion of affordable units, homeownership, community amenities, and services. The proposed phasing would be planned to minimize disturbance to current residents. The project would pursue a “build-first” approach to the greatest extent possible. When residents must be relocated, HACLA adheres to all of the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. For purposes of the environmental analysis and to provide a conservative analysis of environmental impacts, overall construction is estimated to take approximately 14 years, with construction activities occurring from 2024 to 2037. The opening year for the first constructed buildings is expected to occur in 2025.
The proposed project involves the redevelopment of the Rancho San Pedro complex with a Specific Plan in order to improve the physical condition of the community and increase housing stock and amenities for residents. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing 478-unit Rancho San Pedro complex, including 8,000 square feet (sf) of amenities, services and administration, and construction of new housing (in phases) with a total of up to 1,390 multi-family residential units for mixed-income households, 85,000 sf of services, amenities and administration, and 45,000 sf of commercial/retail uses. Each building would have its own onsite parking garage with secured access limited to residents. In addition to secured parking garages, on-street parking within and around the site would also be maximized for guests and customers, including expanding available diagonal parking where available. This would include reconfiguring on-street curb parking, transitioning from parallel to diagonal parking on some blocks. The proposed project would maintain the existing street grid and block configuration, with the exception of Beacon Street and the intersecting portion of Second Street, where a new pedestrian plaza is proposed. Site access would be similar to the existing conditions.
The Draft EIR/EIS will be circulated for public review in 2021 and decision making is expected in 2021 or early 2022. The project will require the following approvals: (1) Adoption of Master Development Agreement, Disposition and Development Agreements, Ground Leases, and Relocation Plan by HACLA; (2) NEPA Part 58 Compliance necessary for Demolition/Disposition and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Conversion of the existing Rancho San Pedro development from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and potential federal funding for the project; (3) Certification of the EIR/EIS; (4) Adoption of the One San Pedro Specific Plan, General Plan Amendment, Phased Vesting Tentative Tract Map, and Zone and Height District change by the City of Los Angeles; (5) Haul route approval from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (if required); (6) Permit for removal of street trees from the Los Angeles Board of Public Works (if required); (7) Approval of a Water Supply Assessment; and (8) Other discretionary and ministerial permits and approvals that may be deemed necessary, including, but not limited to, demolition permits for structures and trees, temporary street closure permits, grading permits, excavation permits, foundation permits, building permits, and sign permits in order to execute and implement the project. HACLA will consider a Disposition and Development Agreement with the developer.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED ACTION: Consistent with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1502.14) implementing NEPA, the EIS will examine a range of reasonable alternatives to the proposed project that are potentially feasible. As required by NEPA, the alternatives will be evaluated at the same level of detail as the proposed project. As a result of the scoping efforts to date, the alternatives currently proposed for evaluation in the EIS include:

(1) No Project/Action Alternative. This required alternative would evaluate the environmental impacts if the proposed project were not constructed and existing conditions remain unchanged.

(2) Preferred Alternative. This alternative would implement the proposed project described above in this notice under Project Name and Description, including the demolition of the existing 478 housing units and the construction of up to 1,390 multi-family residential units for mixed-income households, 85,000 sf of services, amenities and administration, and 45,000 sf of commercial/retail uses.

(3) A range of other reasonable alternatives (to be identified) based on input received during the scoping process will be considered in the EIR/EIS. These may include, an alternative where existing buildings will be rehabilitated pursuant to the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation instead of being demolished and reconstructed; a decreased intensity alternative where the number of housing units, services, amenities and administration, and commercial/retail uses would be decreased; a modified site plan alternative where the layout and location of the buildings and critical infrastructure is modified; or an increased intensity alternative where the number of housing units, services, amenities and administration, and commercial/retail uses would be increased.

(4) The following alternatives are infeasible and/or would not meet the purposes and needs described in this notice, and thus will not be considered: an off-site alternative as it would be financially infeasible to purchase another site of the same size in the same general geographic area; a non-residential alternative as California is experiencing a housing crisis, which has highlighted the severe deficiency of affordable housing; an alternative that reduces the number of existing housing units because of the areas significant housing need; and an alternative where the site is abandoned as it is crucial to providing affordable housing for current residents of the site and to meeting regional affordable housing needs.

 
PROBABLE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: The proposed project could have potentially significant environmental impacts in the following topic areas, which will be addressed in the EIR/EIS: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy, Environmental Justice, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use and Planning, Noise, Population and Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation/Traffic, Tribal Cultural Resources, and Utilities/Service Systems.

The project involves funding from HUD that qualifies as an undertaking subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act due to potential effects to historic properties. HCID will be initiating the Section 106 consultation process with the California State Historic Preservation Officer.

We invite comments from all interested parties about the potential impacts this project may have on historic properties, cultural resources, or biological and natural resources, as well as the impacts these resources may have on the project, and identification of potential alternatives, information, and analyses relevant to the proposed action. We invite all interested parties to participate in the scoping meeting.

SCOPING MEETING: A Public Scoping Meeting for CEQA issues specifically was held on February 6, 2021 and was noticed in a Notice of Preparation of the EIR/EIS under CEQA. A second Public Scoping Meeting noticed in the Federal Register in compliance with NEPA will be held in an online format using Zoom to share information regarding the project and the environmental review process and to receive verbal and written public comments regarding the scope and content of the environmental analysis to be addressed in the EIR/EIS. Staff, environmental consultants, and project representatives will be available, and a brief presentation is scheduled. HACLA and HCID encourage all interested individuals and organizations to attend this meeting. Written comments may be submitted during the project review period. No decisions about the project will be made at the Public Scoping Meeting. A separate public hearing on the underlying project approvals will be scheduled after the completion of the Draft EIR/EIS.

 
The date, time, and location of the next Public Scoping Meeting to satisfy NEPA requirements is as follows:


Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Rancho San Pedro Public Scoping Meeting / Reunión de Alcance Público de Rancho San Pedro para NEPA
Time: Apr 27, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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HCID and HACLA want the meeting to be open to those with Limited English Proficiency and Individuals with Disabilities. In order to ensure HCID and HACLA are able to effectively communicate with individuals in another language or with disabilities, including individuals with hearing, vision or speech impairments, HACLA will furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services, where necessary. Examples of auxiliary aids and services include amplification headsets, language interpreters, note-takers, transcription services, written materials and large print materials. To ensure availability, you are advised to make your request for an auxiliary aid or service at least 72 hours prior to the meeting/event. Requests should be directed to Jocelyn Aldana at (213) 252-1037 or by email Jocelyn.aldana@hacla.org. Puede obtener información en español sobre esta Reunion llamando a Jocelyn Aldana al (213) 252-1037.

LEAD AGENCIES: HCID is the Responsible Entity and lead agency for this project’s EIS in accordance with 24 CFR part 58, ‘‘Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities.’’ As the Responsible Entity, HCID assumes the responsibility for environmental review, decision-making, and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under NEPA. The project may use Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.), Section 202 Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) funds (12 U.S. Code § 1701q), Section 8 Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) and Rental Assistance Demonstration Project-Based Vouchers (RAD PBV) (42 U.S.C. 1437f), or Section 811 Developmentally Disabled Vouchers (42 U.S. Code § 8013).

In addition, HACLA is the CEQA lead agency and is responsible for preparing an EIR. Questions may be directed to the individuals named in this notice above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

This is to be a combined environmental document, an EIR/EIS, prepared under the State of California CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq. and 14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), and an EIS, prepared under NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321) and implementing regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) and HUD (24 CFR part 58).

 

 

 

 

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

Monday April 12, 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 April 28, 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: Asante Apartments

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 11001 S. Broadway in the South Los Angeles neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site parcel (APN: 6074-018-025) currently has one (1) single-story commercial building on site; located at 11001 S. Broadway. The existing building, built in 1948, on the project site will be demolished. The site area for the residential development is a 0.29-acre (12,764 S.F.) in a rectangular shaped lot; located on the southwest corner of S. Broadway and 110th Street. The surrounding area is used for both residential and commercial purposes; and the site is bounded by a residential 2-story building to the south, 110th Street to the north, an alley to the west, and S. Broadway to the east. This project involves a 5-story building at a height of 72 feet tall and will feature thirty-five (35) studio units at 365 S.F. each, and nineteen (19) 1-bedroom units at 505 S.F. each. Housing is 100% affordable housing and intended for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. There will also be a one (1) two-bedroom manager’s unit (872 S.F.); equating to 55 total apartment units (including the manager’s unit). There will be 6 accessible units for mobility and 3 units for communication/sensory impaired. All units shall meet accessibility requirements of Section 504 and UFAS. There will be 48 long-term bicycle parking stalls and 8 short term bicycle stalls. Vehicle parking will include 5 surface parking stalls. Each studio unit and 1-bedroom unit will be fully furnished; and each unit will be furnished with a bed, dresser, table and chairs. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of six (6) washing machines. The Asante Housing project is designed to meet accessibility requirements including 24 CFR 983.102, the accessibility requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

LOCATION: 11001 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90061

FUNDING: Estimated: $917,484 annually for (20) years, total funding of $18,349,680 / 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 April 27, 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

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

Wednesday, April 07, 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 April 23, 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: La Guadalupe

PURPOSE: Azure Development and Many Mansions are proposing to develop a contemporary, five‐story, supportive housing project called La Guadalupe. La Guadalupe will consist of (19) 0-bedrooms units (404 – 511 square feet), (19) 1-bedroom units (540 square feet), and (6) 2-bedroom units (750 square feet) shared between the second and fifth floors. All unit will be equipped with Energy Star appliances (refrigerator 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 (309 square feet), (1) commercial/retail tenant space (7,000 square feet), (4) professional offices (121 – 225 square feet), (1) landscaped courtyard (3,000 square feet), (1) computer room (90 square feet), (1) community rooms with a kitchen (1,137 square feet), (2) unisex restrooms (81 square feet), (4) janitor’s rooms with a sink (72 square feet), (1) sky deck (718 square feet), (4) laundry rooms with a total of (8) washers and (8) dryers (150 square feet), and (2) bicycle storage rooms (236 – 497 square feet). The development will also provide (44) bicycles stalls and (41) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Boyle Avenue and the alley between 1st Street and 2nd Street. The development is intended to serve homeless and chronically homeless individuals and families by reserving a total of (43) supporting housing units with (23) units to 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: 100, 110, 114 South Boyle Avenue and 1800 East 1st Street, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90033

FUNDING: Estimated: $800,976.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $16,019,520.00 / 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 April 22, 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

Thursday April 8, 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 April 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: NoHo 5050 Apartments

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 5050 N. Bakman Avenue in the North Hollywood neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site’s Assessor Parcel Number (APN: 2353-013-013) currently has two (2) one-story multi-unit residential buildings and two associated carports on site; located at 5050 N. Bakman Avenue. The existing buildings and carports, built in 1952, on the project site will be demolished. The site area for the residential development is a 0.258-acre (11,251 S.F.) in a narrow rectangular shaped lot; located on the east side of Bakman Avenue, near the intersection of Otsego Street located to the north. The surrounding area is used for residential purposes; and the site is bounded by a residential 4-story apartment building to the south, 2-story apartment building to the north, 3-story apartment building to the east, and 4-story apartment building across the street to the west. This project involves a 5-story building at a height of 60 feet tall and will feature four (4) studio units at 427 S.F. each, twenty-eight (28) 1-bedroom units at 531 S.F. each, and eight (8) 2-bedroom units at 830 S.F. Housing and intended for victims of domestic violence and qualifying low-income families. There will also be a one (1) two-bedroom manager’s unit; equating to forty (40) total apartment units (including the manager’s unit). All units shall meet accessibility requirements of Section 504 and UFAS. Each studio unit and 1-bedroom unit (32 homeless units total) will be fully furnished. The 2-bedroom units (7 affordable units and 1 manager’s unit) will be unfurnished. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of four (4) washing machines. The NoHo 5050 Housing project is designed to meet accessibility requirements including 24 CFR 983.102, the accessibility requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

LOCATION: 5050 N. Bakman Avenue, North Hollywood, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 91601

FUNDING: Estimated: $621,840 annually for (20) years, total funding of $12,436,800 / 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 April 23, 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

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

Wednesday April 7, 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 April 23, 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: ReThink Housing (5900-5904 S. Figueroa Street)

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 5900 & 5904 S. Figueroa Street in the South Los Angeles neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site consists of parcel (APN: 6004-037-009) for 5904 S. Figueroa, and APN: 6004-037-010) for 5900 S. Figueroa; which currently has one (1) single-family residential building on site that will be demolished. The site area for the residential development is 0.22-acres (9,600 SF) in two combined rectangular shaped lots; located along S. Figueroa Street near the intersection of 59th Street. The surrounding area is used for both residential and commercial purposes; and the site is bounded by one-story and two-story residential buildings located at the north, south, and east sides. Commercial and residential buildings and are located across the street to the west of the project site. This project involves a 4-story building at approximately 55 feet tall and will feature forty-one (41) studio units at 300 S.F. each. Housing is 100% affordable housing and intended for chronically homeless individuals. There will also be a one (1) two-bedroom manager’s unit (700 S.F.); equating to 42 total apartment units (including the manager’s unit). There will be a community room at 313 S.F. (no water closet). There are two (2) bathrooms at 59 S.F. each located next to the two (2) social services offices. Open space will include the 3rd floor terrace at 587 S.F., and the roof deck at 1,375 S.F. There will be 36 long-term bicycle parking stalls, and 4 short term bicycle stalls. Each PSH unit will be approximately 300 S.F. and fully furnished, including full kitchen, kitchen table/chairs, bed, dresser, and nightstand. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of five (5) washing machines. The ReThink Housing project is designed to meet accessibility requirements including 24 CFR 983.102, the accessibility requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

LOCATION: 5900-5904 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90003

FUNDING: Estimated: $629,268 annually for (20) years, total funding of $12,585,360 / 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 April 22, 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

 

 

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

Tuesday, March 30, 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 April 15, 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: The Lake House

PURPOSE: Community Development Partners is proposing to demolish (2) existing apartment buildings to develop a contemporary, five‐story, supportive housing project called The Lake House. The Lake House will consist of (33) 0-bedrooms units (401 – 410 square feet) and (30) 1-bedroom units (500 – 583 square feet) shared between the first and fifth floors. All unit will be equipped with Energy Star appliances (refrigerator 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 a main lobby area (321 square feet), (1) leasing office (386 square feet), (1) breakroom with a kitchen (129 square feet), (3) case offices (102 – 143 square feet), (1) bicycle storage room (266 square feet), (1) landscaped courtyard (1,982 square feet), (2) community rooms with a kitchen (650 – 682 square feet), (2) unisex restrooms (59 square feet), (2) landscaped, roof decks (819 – 1056 square feet), and (4) laundry rooms with a total of (8) washers and (8) dryers (89 square feet). The development will also provide (53) bicycles stalls and (5) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from the alley between Maryland Street and 6th Street. The development is intended to serve homeless and chronically homeless individuals by reserving a total of (62) supporting housing units with (47) units to be reserved for chronically homeless participants. The remaining 1-bedroom unit 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 Westlake Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 437 – 503 South Westlake Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90057

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,110,288.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $22,205,760.00 / 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 April 14, 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

 

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