Demolition o fProperty Warehouse #2, Metropolitan State Hospital


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Health Care Services, Mental Health Services Division (MHSD, DHCS)
Document Title
Demolition o fProperty Warehouse #2, Metropolitan State Hospital
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project is the demolition of Property Warehouse #2 at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, California. The warehouse being proposed for demolition is 5,600 sq. ft. building constructed out of corrugated metal and sites atop an elevated concrete pad. The building was constructed in 1952 and is 57 years old. In its current state of deterioration, the warehouse is susceptible to rodent and roach infestation. Leaving the warehouse in place compromises the safe handling and storage of food in the newly constructed adjacent kitchen. Because the building is over 50 years old, consultation with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was initiated for consideration as a historic building on the California Register. Warehouse #2 is not on the California Register as a historic building nor is the building located within the Hospital's historic district and is therefore not a contributor to a National Register eligible district. The SHPO concluded that removal of Warehouse #2 would not constitute a significant adverse effect on a historic resource.

Contact Information

Valeria Namba
Agency Name
Department of Mental Health
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; Sec 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The removal of Warehouse #2 consists of demolition of a 5,600 sq. ft storage building on the Metropolitan State Hospital campus. While the building as constructed over 50 years ago, is does not appear to be eligible for listing in the California Register of Historic Resources. The State Office of Historic Preservation has been consulted and occurs with this determination.

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