THE CAROL KIMMELMAN ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC CAMPUS PROJECT – NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

THE CAROL KIMMELMAN ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC CAMPUS PROJECT – NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT

THE CAROL KIMMELMAN ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC CAMPUS PROJECT – NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT 150 150 Parks & Recreation

PROJECT TITLE: Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus Project

PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed project site is owned by the County of Los Angeles (County) and is located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in the County of Los Angeles, City of Carson. The site, which is approximately 87 acres within the existing 171-acre Links at Victoria Golf Course (Victoria Golf Course) and adjacent tennis courts, is northeast of the Dominguez Channel and east of the junction of Interstate (I) 405 and I-110. The project site is bounded by Martin Luther King Jr. Street to the north, South Avalon Boulevard to the east, and the remaining portion of the Victoria Golf Course to the south and west.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The proposed project includes three basic areas: (i) the Learning Center, (ii) the Tennis Center and (iii) the Soccer Center. The Learning Center would be located at the gateway to the Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus and adjacent to the Tennis Center. The Tennis Center would include up to 62 tennis courts of varying sizes, a tennis exhibition court, player development building, tournament building, administration building, maintenance buildings, and other recreational amenities, and associated restroom and storage facilities. The Soccer Center would include up to eight soccer fields, two multi-use fields, maintenance buildings and associated restroom and storage facilities. The overall athletic and academic campus would include other recreational amenities for community use. Such amenities may include additional active recreational areas such as exercise areas, skateboarding facilities and walk/running trails as well as passive recreational areas. The proposed project would include sustainable design practices, including water and energy efficiency measures, and implementation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) goals. The proposed project would be designed to meet the standards for LEED Silver certification for the Learning Center, Welcome Center, Player Development Building, and Tournament Building. The landscape design for the Project will incorporate passive elements with unprogrammed open space and buffering between active uses to be consistent with a park aesthetic.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus Project is available on this website for public review and comment for the period of May 15, 2019 to July 1, 2019.  During this period, comments from the general public, organizations, and agencies regarding environmental issues analyzed in the Draft EIR and the Draft EIR’s accuracy and completeness may be submitted to the lead agency at the following address:

Ryan Kristan
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Project Management Division II
900 S. Fremont Avenue, 5th Floor
Alhambra, California 91803
Email: rkristan@dpw.lacounty.gov

General questions about this EIR and the EIR process should also be directed to the email address above. The County will prepare written responses to all comments pertaining to environmental issues raised in the Draft EIR if they are submitted in writing and postmarked by July 1, 2019. A hard copy of the Draft EIR is available for viewing at the following locations:

  • By appointment only at Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Project Management Division II, 900 South Fremont Avenue, 5th Floor, Alhambra, CA 91803. Appointment requests should be made to Ryan Kristan at rkristan@dpw.lacounty.gov or at (626) 300-3271.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 17906 S. Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746. The Draft EIR will be available for review during normal library hours of operation.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report and Appendices are also available for public download below:

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