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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 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
 
 

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

 

Thursday, February 18, 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 March 6, 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: Ambrose Apartments

PURPOSE: Domus Development, LLC is proposing to demolish an existing paved parking lot to develop a contemporary, five‐story, supportive housing project called the Ambrose Apartments Project. Ambrose Apartments will consist of (47) 0-bedrooms units (332 – 629 square feet), (16) 1-bedroom units (510 – 683 square feet), and (1) 2-bedroom unit (1,146 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. Each unit will be fully furnished with dining table and chairs, bed, dresser, and nightstand.

The development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including a main lobby area (754 square feet), (1) mail area (68 square feet), (1) leasing office with a manager’s office and storage room (427 square feet), (1) office and conference room (146 – 170 square feet), (2) unisex restrooms (68 -70 square feet), (1) social service office (278 square feet), (1) case management office (134 square feet), (1) staff breakroom with sink (129 square feet), (2) community rooms with (1) kitchen (633 – 690 square feet), (4) laundry rooms with a maximum of (5) washers and (5) dryers (200 square feet), (3) janitor closets (50 square feet), (1) landscaped courtyard with seating and barbeque patio (1,906 square feet), and (1) landscaped roof deck patio with seating (537 square feet). The development will provide bicycle storage to accommodate (57) bicycles and an off-street parking garage to accommodate the storage of (11) motor vehicles with driveway access from Montana Street. The development is intended to serve homeless and chronically homeless seniors by reserving a total of (63) supporting housing units with (32) units to be reserved for chronically homeless participants. The (1) 2-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 Silver Lake – Echo Park – Elysian Valley Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 1611, 1615, 1617 Montana Street, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90026

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,041,612.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $20,832,240.00 / 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 March 5, 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 February 5, 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 February 22, 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 (1408 W. 62nd Street & 6201 S. Normandie Avenue)

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 1408 W. 62nd Street & 6201 S. Normandie Avenue in the South Los Angeles neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site parcel (APN: 6002-026-025) currently has two (2) buildings on site; one single-story commercial building at 6201 Normandie Avenue, and one single-story residential building at 1408 W. 62nd Street. Both existing buildings on the project site will be demolished. The site area for the residential development is a 0.14-acre (6,098 SF) in a rectangular shaped lot; located at the southwest corner intersection of West 62nd Street and South Normandie Avenue. The surrounding area is used for both residential and commercial purposes; and the site is bounded by residential one-story and two-story buildings located at the south and west sides. This project involves a 4-story building at approximately 58 feet tall and will feature twenty-six (26) studio units at 300 S.F. each. Housing is 100% affordable housing and intended for chronically homeless individuals and Transition-Age Youth (TAY) persons 16-28 years old. There will also be a one (1) one-bedroom manager’s unit; equating to 27 total apartment units (including the manager’s unit). There will be common space with one (1) bathroom stall on the ground level. This area will include one office, a community room (600 S.F.), and laundry room (3 washers). Open space will include 2,350 S.F on the roof deck. 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 three (3) 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: 1408 W. 62nd Street & 6201 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90047

FUNDING: Estimated: $399,048 annually for (20) years, total funding of $7,980,960 / 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 February 20, 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

Monday, February 01, 2021
Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department.
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Shelly.Lo@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 February 17, 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: Mariposa Lily

PURPOSE: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC) is proposing to develop Mariposa Lily, a new-construction affordable housing development located at 1047-1055 S. Mariposa Ave. in the Koreatown/ Pico-Union area of the City of Los Angeles. The building will feature an art deco-inspired design and will consist of forty-one (41) units, a community room, a rooftop outdoor open space, offices for the building manager and service providers, a laundry room of 5 washers, and a computer room in an approximately 36,267 sq. ft., 7-story building. Approximately 8 parking spaces will be included in one semi-subterranean level. The project breakdowns to include 10 studios (≈350 SF), 15 one-bedrooms (≈600 SF), 11 two-bedrooms (≈700 SF) and 5 three-bedrooms (≈950 SF). One (1) two-bedroom unit will be reserved for a full-time onsite building manager. Public benefit includes 20 units will be set aside for homeless households with 10 of which will be for chronically homeless households. The remaining 20 units will be set aside for low-income households making up to 60% of the area median income (AMI). The project site is a vacant City-owned site that will require no rehabilitation, demolition, relocation, or displacement. Mariposa Lily will offer shared and private amenities to all residents. Shared amenities will include a community room with a kitchen space, rooftop deck open space, and a laundry room. Private in-unit amenities include balconies in each unit, central air conditioning, and kitchen appliances including refrigerator, dishwasher in non-studio units, oven, and range. Mariposa Lily will target LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
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 Wilshire Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 1047-1055 S. Mariposa Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90006

FUNDING: Estimated: $428,312 annually for (20) years, total funding of $8,586,240 / 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: Shelly Lo at shelly.lo@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to HCIDLA. All comments received by February 16, 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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