Lechuza Beach - Public Access Improvements Project (Revised February 2010)

Summary

SCH Number
2010028134
Lead Agency
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Document Title
Lechuza Beach - Public Access Improvements Project (Revised February 2010)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
A public works project to improve safety and accessibility at a public beach. The project consists of upgrades and repairs to two existing staircases; establishment of four parking spaces for people with disabilities; new viewing platform, view area, portable restroom, and temporary beach access gangway/mat and an Initial Management Plan. One existing staircase and overlook would be reconstructed at the beach terminus of West Sea Level Drive. An existing staircase and pathway to be improved (Lot 1) spans the area from the intersection of Bunnie Lane and Broad Beach Road, south to the beach terminus of East Sea Level Drive. Improvements include demolition, reconstructing stairs and handrails, limited grading, installing guardrails, stabilizing structures, installing landscaping, a new gate and bike rack at Lot 2 at Broad Beach Road, a new sign at Lot 1 to allow a minor increase of public beach use hours, benches, and kiosk. Three new parking spaces for people with disabilities would be established along East Sea Level Drive and one near West Sea Level Drive. The new parking spaces would include new surfacing and signage, the creation of accessible paths from the spaces to a new viewing platform and temporary gangway at East Sea Level Drive and to the new view area and reconstructed overlook at West Sea Level Drive, and the establishment of a parking access and pass reservation system. The new parking spaces may require demolition of small improvements in the MRCA easement along East Sea Level Drive. The temporary gangway/mats would allow seasonal access to the wet sand for people with disabilities and would be removed when conditions are unfavorable.

Contact Information
Paul Edelman
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
5810 Ramirez Canyon Road
Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 589-3230 x 128

Location

Cities
Malibu
Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301,15302,15303,15304,15311
Reasons for Exemption
Repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing structures involving no or negligible expansion of use (15301), replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities (15302), new construction or conversion of small structures (15303), minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees (15304), and construction or placement of minor structures accessory to existing facilities, e.g., signs and small parking lots (15311), are exempt.
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