Soka University Performing Arts Center & Academic Facilities

3 Documents in Project


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Lead Agency
Aliso Viejo, City of (City of Aliso Viejo)
Document Title
Soka University Performing Arts Center & Academic Facilities
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing land use is a private university. Site is zoned Medium Density Residential General Plan Designation: Community Facilities

Document Description
The project consists of a proposed performing arts center and an academic support building within the existing Soka University campus (hereinafter "Soka") in Aliso Viejo. The proposed performing arts center will include a theater that can accommodate up to 1,200 seats (1,000 fixed seats). The tallest portion of the building will be approximately 70 feet tall and is located on the lowest elevation of the property. The adjacent academic support building is four stories high (approximately 76 feet) and will include classrooms, faculty offices and a black box theater that can accommodate up to 200 seats. The performing arts theater (multipurpose hall) will have one full-time employee, and the academic facilities support building will have 11 full time employees. The proposed theater and associated academic facilities support building are planned by Soka as part of the master plan for the campus. The 1997 approval for the Soka campus identified that the building height for the proposed use would be 70 feet (55 feet building plus 15 feet architectural projections). The proposed project as designed exceeds the approved height limit. Additionally, the project proposes orientation (placement) of the buildings different than the previous approved plan and locating the performing arts theater (multipurpose hall) adjacent to the proposed academic facilities support building.

Contact Information
Larry Lawrence
City of Aliso Viejo
12 Journey, Suite 100
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Phone : (949) 661-8175


Cross Streets
Wood Canyon Drive and University Drive
Total Acres
172,000 sq.ft.
Soka University, Canyon Vista Elementary
Aliso Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Aliso Viejo

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (University Performing Arts Theater & Academic Facilities)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 12

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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