United States Army, Army Corps of Engineers
San Gabriel River Discovery Center at Whittier Narrows
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Whittier Narrows Narrows Center / Open Space (O-S) / designated Open Space
The Discovery Center project consists of a new building and site construction on approximately 7 acres (construction impact area) within an 11.3 acres within the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. The primary project features include a one story ~18,230 sf interpretive center, 150 car parking lot, maintenance building, open air classroom, constructed wetland, covered outdoor classroom, and connecting pathways from these locations. The existing Whittier Narrows Nature Center would be demolished in the new interpretive center. The LEED certified interpretive center would include a lobby, exhibit areas, classrooms, support facilities, and administrative offices.
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Other Agency(ies), Resources Agency, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)
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