Norwalk, Metropolitan State Hospital: Construct School Building


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division (MHSD, DHCS)
Document Title
Norwalk, Metropolitan State Hospital: Construct School Building
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is proposing to construct a new single-story, approximately 26,400 square foot (sf) building to consolidate existing school functions presently dispersed at three seperate locations, for the Youth Program at Metropolitan State Hospital. The new school building will provide enhanced classroom space, more efficient use of learning resources, improved coordination of school functions, and improved security. The new school building will replace use of several structures presently being used for school functions that are seismically deficient. The space would house approximately 81 existing staff related to the school. Approximately 163-168 reconfigured parking spaces will be provided in parking areas both south and west of the new school building.

Contact Information

Jane Hershberger
Agency Name
Department of Mental Health
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 2, Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
Replacement or reconstruction of existing schools and hospitals to provide earthquake resistant structures which do not increase capacity more than 50 percent.

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