Liberal Arts Replacement Building


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Document Title
Liberal Arts Replacement Building
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CSU Long Beach wishes to proceed with the demolition of the existing Peterson Hall 1 and 2 building and Faculty Office 5, a temporary, two-story modular building, and the construction of a single science replacement building. The demolition of Peterson Halls 1 and 2, a functionally obsolete instructional science facility designed and built in the late 1950s, is estimated to take four months. Approximately 176,593 gross square feet will be demolished in all. Construction of the new replacement building of approximately 93,116 assignable square feet and 148,763 gross square feet will begin immediately following demolition. Construction is expected to take approximately 28 months to complete.

Contact Information

Susan Brown
Agency Name
California State University, Long Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Long Beach
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15302, 15332
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the State CEQA Guidelines, a project may be considered exempt from CEQA if that project consists of: (a) replacement of an existing structure and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced (Section 15302); and (b) if the project is characterized as in-fill development that is consistent with an adopted campus master plan (Section 15332). The Liberal Arts Replacement Building replaces an existing instructional building with a new structure to support the liberal arts instructional purposes and capacity on the same site. The replacement building is consistent with the adopted physical master plan for the University.

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