Occidental College Master Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles, City of (City of Los Angeles)
Document Title
Occidental College Master Plan
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Occidental College Campus / R1-1 / Low Density Residential

Document Description
The Occidental College Specific Plan would limit development (including renovation and demolition) to a net addition of approximately 550,250 sf to the existing 1,148,044 sf of building area. Maximum Specific Plan Floor Area would not exceed 1,698,294 sf (existing plus net new of 550,250 to equal 1,698,294). Building heights would not exceed four stories (3 stories in Subareas 1 and 3) or 75 feet. Occidental College is not proposing to substantially increase the student body above the existing (mid-2006 when the NOP was published) approximately 1,750 students. The current cap on the number students at Occidental College is 2,000. For purpose of analysis, a student body of 2,000 (an increase of just over 10 percent of the 2006 student body) is analyzed in this EIR as the future student population; no increase above 2,000 students is proposed. The Specific Plan identifies three subareas. Subarea consists of the northern, northwestern, western, and southern portions of the campus that are within 25 to 450 feet of the public street adjacent to the campus, and considered to be the entrance and transition area between the college and neighborhoods. The Specific Plan vision for Subarea 1 includes the reduction of the use of fencing, as feasible, and scaled development that would complement the adjacent residences. Subarea 2, considered to be the heritage and academic area, is the location of most of the built areas of the campus and is the core of the campus. The Specific Plan vision for this subarea includes more dense development with buildings that complement existing historically significant buildings and topographical features. Subarea 3, considered to be a scenic residential and active recreation area, would provide open space and recreational opportunities for students and employees, and as well as views that overlook the campus below. Development of this area, which is now mostly undeveloped, would include faculty/staff multi-family housing along Townsend Avenue. Development in each subarea would be limited by square footage, and campus-wide, development would be limited by use. The Specific Plan identifies 29 Building Opportunity Sites (BOS) across the campus. No specific buildings are identified in the Specific Plan.

Contact Information
Diana Kitching
Los Angeles City Planning Department
200 No. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 978-1351


34°'7.6"N 118°'12.8"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Eagle Rock Boulevard / York Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
134, 2
Wonderland ES
Other Location Info
Northeast Los Angeles

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (1,698,294 (addition of 550,250 sf))
Local Action
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency Caltrans, District 7 Department of Toxic Substances Control
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