Frank Vessels Elementary School Expansion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Cypress School District
Document Title
Frank Vessels Elementary School Expansion
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
PLU: Elementary School Z: Public/Semi Public GP: Education Facilities

Document Description
For the purpose of the CEQA reporting, this project includes the expansion of Vessels Elementary school within the current 10.2 acre site. As a seperate project withthe Division of the State Architect, the school will also be modernized. This expansion is needed due to the closure of the nearby Dickerson campus, based on continued declining enrollment throughout the District. The work includes the addition of 16 classrooms with associated restrooms, 5 new pre-school and daycare buildings (which replace the existing dilapidated units) and expansion of the school's parking and vehicle drop-off zones. Although the quantity of buildings exceeds CEQA guidelines for a categorical exemption, the increase in student population associated with the expansion is far less than 25% of Vessels' existing school buildings' design capacity. The original capacity and past enrollment was 650-675 students. The current capacity, including the new building is 678 students plus those enrolled in the pre-school programs.

Contact Information
Lynne Merrick
Cypress School District
9470 Moody Street
Cypress, CA 90630

Phone : (949) 612-7467


Cross Streets
Condee Street and Cathy Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
Los Alamitos Army Airfield

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (expansion/modernization)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: expansion
Project Issues
Air Quality Noise Public Services Schools/Universities Traffic/Circulation Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 12

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