NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF A DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING
To: All Interested Agencies, Organizations and Persons
From: The County of Los Angeles
Subject: Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report and Public Scoping Meeting
Project Title: Carol Kimmelman Sports and Academic Campus
Project Proponent: Project Address: The Carol Kimmelman Center, LLC 340 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street
Date of Notice: July 31, 2018
The County of Los Angeles (County) will be the Lead Agency and will require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Carol Kimmelman Sports and Academic Campus (the Project) proposed by The Carol Kimmelman Center, LLC, a Delaware nonprofit limited liability company. The County requests agencies’ timely comments as to the scope and content of the EIR related to the agencies’ responsibilities. For all interested agencies, organizations and persons, this scoping notice allows you an early opportunity to consult on the Project before preparation of the Draft EIR. Following preparation of the Draft EIR, there will be a later separate notice of the future opportunity to comment on the analyses of the Project in the Draft EIR.
The Project description, the potential environmental effects anticipated to be studied in the EIR, and the environmental factors not potentially affected that would not be addressed in the EIR are set forth in the Initial Study and summarized here. Also included below are the date, time, and location of the Scoping Meeting that will be held in order to solicit input regarding the content of the Draft EIR. The Scoping Meeting will be in an open house format. No decisions about the Project will be made at the scoping meeting. A copy of the Initial Study prepared for the Project is not attached due to its length, but is available for public review online at https://bit.ly/2LsS3Uu, or at https://kimmelmancenter.org, and in hard copy by appointment 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 email@example.com or at (626) 300-3271.
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: The proposed Project involves the development of the Carol Kimmelman Sports and Academic Campus on a site located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr. Street in the City of Carson, California consisting of approximately 87 acres in the northeastern portion of the existing Victoria Golf Course and adjacent tennis courts (the Project Site). The Project Site is located northeast of the Dominguez Channel and east of the junction of the 405 and 110 Freeways. The Project Site is bounded by Martin Luther King Jr. Street to the north, Avalon Boulevard to the east, and the balance of the Victoria Golf Course property to the south and west. The proposed Project includes a tennis center and soccer center for underserved youth as well as programs for adults. The tennis center component would include a welcome center, tennis courts for all ages and skill levels, and training facilities. Also located in the tennis center component would be a learning center that would provide academic counseling, mentorship, and enrichment services. The soccer center component would include soccer fields, multi-purpose fields and support buildings. The Project Site would be developed with up to approximately 75,000 square feet of buildings, with possible expansion space for an additional 22,000 square feet of buildings. Up to an additional 5,000 square feet of miscellaneous support buildings, including maintenance facilities, restrooms, and sheds, would be constructed throughout the Project.
The approximately 29-acre tennis center would include approximately: a 23,000-square-foot welcome center, 50 tennis courts of various sizes, a 5,000-square-foot administration building, a spectator venue with up to 12 hard courts and a total of 1200 seats, a 13,000-square-foot player development building, and outdoor training spaces including a 100-meter sprint track, two basketball courts, and a training turf, a maintenance facility, and vehicle and bus parking. Adjacent to the tennis center would be an approximately 25,000-square-foot learning center. The learning center would include classrooms, quiet rooms, and staff support for homework, counseling and tutoring. The welcome center and learning center would be in the main entrance area within the northwest portion of the Project Site. The approximately 58-acre soccer center would provide up to two full-sized artificial turf soccer fields, two natural grass multipurpose fields, six full-sized natural grass soccer fields, a support building, and vehicle parking with two additional overflow parking areas between the fields and South Avalon Boulevard.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS POTENTIALLY AFFECTED: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation and Traffic, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities and Service Systems, and Mandatory Findings of Significance. These potential impacts will be addressed in the Draft EIR.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS NOT POTENTIALLY AFFECTED: Based on the Initial Study, the following environmental factors do not need to be addressed in the Draft EIR: Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Land Use and Planning, Mineral Resources, Population and Housing.
PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING DATE AND LOCATION: A Scoping Meeting will be held on August 14, 201 8, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Victoria Community Regional Park, 419 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, Carson, CA 90746. Parking is available at the park.
The purpose of the Scoping Meeting is to solicit agency and other early comments regarding environmental issues to be addressed in the Draft EIR. The Scoping Meeting will provide information regarding the proposed Project and the anticipated scope of analyses to be contained in the Draft EIR. Written comments may be submitted at the Scoping Meeting or at any time before the end of scoping on August 31, 2018. Attendance at the Scoping Meeting is not required, and written comments on the scope of the Draft EIR by US mail or email are welcome at the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works address provided below.
Written comments must be submitted to the County of Los Angeles by August 31, 2018, to be timely scoping comments for consideration in the preparation of the Draft EIR.
Please direct your comments by e-mail or U.S. mail to:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Project Management Division II
900 South Fremont Avenue, 5th Floor
Alhambra, California 91803