Housing Expansion Phase 1 – Housing Administration and Commons Building Project

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Document Title
Housing Expansion Phase 1 – Housing Administration and Commons Building Project
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Document Description
The project would demolish the existing 5,700-square-foot (SF) Hillside Office/Commons building and construct two new buildings in its place: a two-story, 8,000-SF commons building and a single-story, 4,500-SF HRL office building. The two buildings would flank a covered central courtyard that would serve both, and the main entrances to the two buildings would face each other across the courtyard. Five one- and two-bedroom apartments and an outdoor terrace would be provided on the second floor of the proposed commons building to replace and augment two one-bedroom apartments that would be lost to demolition of the existing Hillside Office/Commons building. A total of approximately 400 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels would be installed on the roofs of the two buildings and the central courtyard canopy. Existing building-serving utilities, including storm drain, electrical, and water and wastewater, would be removed and replaced to appropriately serve the new buildings. Up to 55 landscape trees would be removed within the project area, and up to 55 replacement trees and new landscaping would be installed. The proposed buildings would incorporate energy- and water- efficiency features and practices, source reduction of solid waste, and other sustainability and resiliency features that would achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Rating, Net Zero Energy (NZE) Rating, and Full Living Building Challenge Certification. Following construction, the project would generally serve the same function as the existing Hillside Office/Commons building currently does, providing office space and a location for students to study and lounge. The Earl Warren Drive median in front of the existing Hillside Office/Commons building would be removed to accommodate the proposed building footprints. Additionally, the existing northern and southern medians would be shortened. Changes to parking would not occur and project operation is not expected to generate additional vehicle trips since the buildings would serve existing students.

Contact Information

Anne Collins-Doehne
Agency Name
The California State University
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Beach Drive and Earl Warren Drive
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-1, SR-19, SR-22, I-405, I-605
California State University, Long Beach
Bouton Creek Channel, Alamitos Bay, Los Cerritos Channel, San Gabriel River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Educational (Commons building and Housing Residential Life Office Building)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Cultural Resources, Schools/Universities, Other


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