DRAFT MASTER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR CORBIN AND NORDHOFF REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

 

LEAD AGENCY:

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

SCH #:

2002051125

PROJECT LOCATION:

19601 NORDHOFF STREET, LOS ANGELES

NORTHEAST CORNER OF NORDHOFF STREET

AND CORBIN AVENUE

 

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This Master Environmental Impact Report (MEIR) is intended to assess the probable impacts of the redevelopment of an area undergoing a General Plan Amendment and Zone Change. The General Plan Amendment and Zone Change request was initiated by the owners of the property located at 19601 Nordhoff Street, Los Angeles, California. A subsequent area with similar zoning and General Plan designation was requested to be reviewed by the City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning. These areas are referred to as the Project Site and Add Area, respectively. The Project Site includes approximately 35.5 acres located at the northeast corner of Nordhoff Street and Corbin Avenue. The Add Area includes of approximately fifteen parcels, totaling approximately fifteen acres, located to the north of the Project Site across Prairie Street, between Corbin Avenue and Shirley Avenue.

 

Project Site

The Project at the Project Site consists of a Zone Change from MR2-1, [T][Q]M1-1, and P-1 to C2-1 and a General Plan Amendment from Light Manufacturing to Community Commercial to facilitate the redevelopment of an antiquated industrial building at the Project Site (CPC 2002-7295-PPR-BL). A specific development scenario for the Project Site is not known at this time. However, for environmental analysis and planning purposes, four potential development scenarios have been identified to demonstrate the range of development options for the Project Site. Based on development patterns in the northern San Fernando Valley, the potential development scenarios for the Project Site are as follows:

 

Scenario 1: Retail

340,000 square feet Retail

389 Senior Housing units

35 Assisted Living units

Scenario 2: Office

930,000 square feet Office

389 Senior Housing units

35 Assisted Living units

 

Scenario 3: Retail/Residential

250,000 square feet Retail

300 Condominium units

389 Senior Housing units

35 Assisted Living units

Scenario 4: Office/Residential

690,000 square feet Office

300 Condominium units

389 Senior Housing units

35 Assisted Living units

 

The previously entitled retirement facility is assumed under each of the potential development scenarios for the Project Site. The Retirement facility consists of approximately 389 independent senior housing units and 35 assisted living units within a 588,000 square development.1 This facility is proposed to be located on an approximately eight acre parcel located at the southeast corner of Corbin Avenue and Prairie Street.

 

Add Area

The development scenarios analyzed for the Add Area include a Zone Change from MR2-1 and P-1 to C2-1 and a General Plan Amendment from Light Manufacturing to Community Commercial to coincide with the Zone Change and General Plan Amendment requested at the Project Site. A specific development scenario for the Add Area is not known at this time. For environmental analysis and planning purposes, four potential development scenarios have been identified to demonstrate the range of development options for the Add Area properties. Based on development patterns in the northern San Fernando Valley, the potential development scenarios for the Add Area are as follows:

 

Scenario 1: Retail

200,000 square feet Retail

Scenario 2: Office

586,000 square feet Office

 

Scenario 3: Retail/Residential

150,000 square feet Retail

100 Condominium units

Scenario 4: Office/Residential

435,000 square feet Office

100 Condominium units

 

1The Homeplace Retirement Community included 389 senior housing units and 35 assisted living units at the time the EIR was prepared. However, the revised application for the Homeplace facility included 390 senior housing units and 35 assisted living units, within a 505,000 square feet development.

 

 

Availability

 

Hardcopies of the Draft Master Environmental Impact Report (Draft MEIR) and documents referenced in the Draft MEIR are available for review at 200 North Spring Street, Room 763, Los Angeles. The documents will also be available for review at the following locations:

 

Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library

16244 Nordhoff Street

North Hills, CA 91343

 

West Valley Regional Branch Library

19036 Vanowen Street

Reseda, CA 91335

 

Porter Ranch Branch Library

11371 Tampa Avenue

Porter Ranch, CA 91326

 

Additionally, this website provides the complete Draft MEIR in electronic format.

 

 

Comments

 

If you wish to submit comments following review of the Draft MEIR, please submit comments in writing to the following address by October 27, 2003. Please reference SCH#2002051125.

 

Send comments to:

Los Angeles City Planning Department

Environmental Review Section

200 North Spring Street, Room 763

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Attention: Ms. Maya Zaitzevsky

 

 

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DRAFT MASTER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION (32.7k)

 

I. SUMMARY

A. Project Location (23.6k)

B. Project Description (23.6k)

C. Summary of Impacts and Mitigation Measures (202k)

D. Project Alternatives (23k)

II. PROJECT DESCRIPTION (36.6k)

 

III. ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING

A.           Environmental Setting (20k)

B.           Related Projects (16k)

 

IV. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS

A.           Aesthetics (53.8k)

B.           Air Quality (160k)

C.          Biological Resources (29.8k)

D.          Geologic Hazards (70.1k)

E.           Hazardous Materials (88.1k)

F.           Hydrology (54k)

G.          Land Use (99.5k)

H.           Noise (82.5k)

I.               Population and Housing (33.3k)

J.            Employment (22.7k)

K.           Public Services

1. Fire (28.7k)

2. Police (24k)

3. Libraries (17.9k)

4. Schools (31.7k)

L.            Parks and Recreation (39.3k)

M.          Traffic (526k)

N.           Utilities and Services

1. Electricity (38.1k)

2. Natural Gas (30.4k)

3. Water (48.3k)

4. Sewers (34k)

5. Solid Waste (54.8k)

 

V. SIGNIFICANT AND LONG TERM ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS (12.1k)

 

VI. GROWTH INDUCING IMPACTS (17.2k)

 

VII. ALTERNATIVES

A. No Project Alternative (49k)

B. All Residential Alternative (52.3k)

C. Reduced Project Alternative (40.6k)

D. Alternative Project Site Alternative (52.6k)

E. Environmentally Superior Alternative (7.71k)

 

VIII. EFFECTS NOT FOUND TO BE SIGNIFICANT (7.72k)

 

IX. INITIAL STUDY CHECKLIST (101k)

 

X. AGENCIES CONSULTED (11.2k)

 

XI. REFERENCES (14.9k)

 

APPENDICES (Under Separate Cover)

A. Comment Letters (Attached to Draft MEIR) (5.19 mb)

B. Air Quality and Noise Technical Report (Volume I) (2.39mb)

C.          Report of Geotechnical Evaluation (Volume II)

Report of Geotechnical Evaluation (154k)

Figure 1 (1.84 mb)

Figure 2 (7.52 mb)

Figure 3 (10.6 mb)

Figure 4 (9.51 mb)

Figure 5 (2.11 mb)

D.          Phase I Environmental Assessments (Volume II)

Add Area Properties (AES 02-225) (8.84 mb)

Litton Guidance and Control Facility (AES 96-214) (13.7 mb)

Southeast Corner of Prairie and Corbin (AES 96-214) (2.83 mb)

Update: Litton Guidance and Control Systems (AES 99-136) (2.56 mb)

Update: Southeast Corner of Prairie and Corbin (AES 99-121) (2.43 mb)

E. Drainage Study (Volume II) (4.97 mb)

F.         Traffic Impact Study (Volume III)

Department of Transportation Letter (2.84 mb)

Traffic Impact Study (14 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix A (5.58 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix B-1 (8.31 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix B-2 (5.03 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix B-3 (6.41 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix B-4 (6.78 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix C-1 (6.54 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix C-2 (6.78 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix C-3 (6.58 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix C-4 (6.73 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix D (Part 1) (18.4 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix D (Part 2) (18.8 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix E (3.89 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix F (3.83 mb)

Traffic Impact Study: Appendix G (2.82 mb)

 

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