This notice is to inform agencies and the public that the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works has completed a Final Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration/Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (IS-MND/MMRP) for the following proposed Project:
Project Title: Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment
Project Description: The County of Los Angeles proposes to provide improved facilities for housing, care, and training of boarded horses and will help address concerns from the Army Corps of Engineers related to flooding and stormwater runoff at the facility, including relocating structures out of the flood zone and capturing and treating stormwater runoff on-site before it reaches the adjacent San Gabriel River.
The refurbishment work will include regrading of the entire site to alleviate the flooding potential and improve stormwater drainage; installation of several pre-fabricated structures to house up to 180 boarded horses, a covered wash rack, grooming stalls, metal storage structures, a restroom building, and an office building; construction of horse arenas and pens, bio-retention basins, parking areas, and horse trailer loading/unloading areas; renovation of the existing restroom building to comply with current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements; upgrade of existing site utilities including installation of 6 new fire hydrants; and security lighting, landscaping, and picnic area improvements throughout the facility.
Project Location: The proposed Project is located in unincorporated Los Angeles County at 12191 Rooks Road, Whittier.