PROJECT TITLE: Loma Alta Trail – Shady Lane Project
600 West Loma Alta Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project will provide an approximately 525 linear feet meandering multi-use (equestrian, hiking and mountain biking) connector trail to the Altadena Crest Trail within the Loma Alta Staging Area from the existing equestrian horse arena south of the project site. The project includes various trail amenities, such as interpretive signage, lodgepole fencing, trail access point bollards, retaining wall (as needed), removal of a few existing trees in poor health, planting of new trees with a new irrigation drip system, trimming of all other mature existing trees for appropriate equestrian height, removal of existing chain link fencing with barbed wire, installation of chain link fencing north of the trail, and installation of large boulders to aesthetically define and protect trail users from vehicle incursion along the frontage of Loma Alta Drive.
PROJECT APPLICANT: County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Julie Yom, AICP
EXEMPT STATUS: Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code:
15303 (e), and 15304 (a) (b)
REASONS FOR EXEMPTION: The proposed project is categorically exempt under CEQA according to sections 15303(e) and 15304 (a)(b), because the project provides for construction of accessory structures, minor alterations to land, and new landscaping.
In addition, based on the proposed project records, it will comply with all applicable regulations, and it is not in a sensitive environment, and there are no cumulative impacts, unusual circumstances, damage to scenic highways, listing on hazardous waste site lists compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5, or indications that it may cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource that would make the exemption inapplicable.