Phase III of the California Science Center Project / Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center Project

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Summary

SCH Number
1992031080
Lead Agency
Science Center, California (California Science Center)
Document Title
Phase III of the California Science Center Project / Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/24/2014

Document Description
The proposed project is the implementation of Phase III of the previously approved CA Museum of Science and Industry Exposition Park Master Plan (1993 Master Plan) and would involve the construction and operation of a new exhibition hall called the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The structure would serve as the permanent home for the space shuttle Endeavour on the eastern wing of the CA Science Center. The addition would be attached to the eastern side of the existing Science Center building and west of the CA African American Museum (CAAM) and its planned expansion. Although the contemplated construction is generally consistent with the plans included in the 1993 Master Plan, there have been modifications made, as indicated below, to accommodate the specific circumstances of incorporating the space shuttle Endeavour. In 1993, the California Museum of Science and Industry (now known as the California Science Center) approved the California Museum of Science and Industry/Exposition Park Master Plan and certified the Program EIR for the Master Plan. The 1993 Program EIR evaluated the environmental impacts of proposed new and expanded museum facilities. As described in the 1993 Program EIR, the proposed CA Museum of Science and Industry facilities would be constructed in phases. Phase I, which involved construction of the central segment containing approximately 235,000 sq. ft. of space, was completed in 1998. An Addendum to the 1993 EIR was prepared in Nov. of 2001 for the proposed Phase II Expansion, which proposed construction of a west wing to the Museum containing approximately 160,000 sq. ft. of space (Phase II opened in 2010). A new Addendum (July 2014), was prepared that addresses the environmental consequences of implementation of proposed changes to Phase III of the CA Science Center Project as compared to the previously approved Master Plan. The Addendum discloses that changes to the proposed Phase III expansion (now known as the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center Project) would not result in new significant impacts or substantially more severe significant impacts to the environment than the impacts described in 1993 Program EIR.

Contact Information
Jeffrey Rudolph
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Phone : (323) 724-3623

Location

Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Science Center
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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