In accordance with Section 15072 of the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines, this notice is to inform agencies and the public that the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works has completed a Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study (MND/IS) for the following proposed Project:
Project Title: Whittier Aquatics Facility
Project Description: The County of Los Angeles proposes to construct and operate a publicly accessible aquatics facility on an existing parking lot within the campus of Pioneer High School. The Project would include two swimming pools (i.e., 55-yard by 25-yard competitive pool, and 27- yard by 25-yard practice pool), an approximately 10,000-square foot pool building, and additional facilities such as a parking lot, spectator bleachers, shade structure, and electronic scoreboard. The primary objective of the proposed Project is to construct a joint-use aquatics facility available for both student and public use. The community, the County of Los Angeles, and the Whittier Union School Board maintain a desire for a publicly accessible swimming facility at this location. The improvements are designed to meet the California Health and Safety Code Article 2.5 (Swimming Pool Safety Act) and Article 5 (Swimming Pool Sanitation and Safety), and the California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 4 (Public Swimming Pools).
Project Location: The proposed Project would be constructed on the northern end of the Pioneer High School campus, located at 10800 Ben Avon Street, Whittier, in the unincorporated Los Angeles County community of West Whittier-Los Nietos.
The MND/IS for the Whittier Aquatics Facility Project is available on this website for public review and comment for the period of September 30, 2019 to October 29, 2019. During this period, comments on MND/IS may be submitted to the lead agency at the following address:
County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Senior Capital Projects Manager
900 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, California, 91803
Phone: (626) 300-3201