Occidental College Swan Hall Addition and Renovation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles, City of (City of Los Angeles)
Document Title
Occidental College Swan Hall Addition and Renovation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Occidental Colege Campus/R-1/Low Density Residential

Document Description
The Applicant, Occidental College, is proposing to renovate the 16,340 square foot (sq ft) three-story Swan Hall and construct a 22,700 sq ft 3-story addition. (No change in student or faculty population is anticipated as a result of the project) Originally designed by Myron Hunt as a dormitory for the original campus, Swan Hall was constructed in 1914 and remodeled and repurposed in 1960 as a faculty office building. The building is a contributory structure to an identified Historic District. Today, Swan Hall houses six academic departments and one third of Occidental's faculty. The renovation of Swan Hall would provide necessary seismic upgrade and provide full ADA-compliant accessibility. Currently, most of the building is inaccessible to the physically challenged. The existing office space is substandard; the renovation would provide modern offices of adequate size for existing faculty and staff, along with seminar rooms, flexible instruction areas, informal meeting spaces, and new psychology experiment and interview rooms. The proposed addition would incorporate a design scale similar to, but distinct from, the original Swan Hall. The expansion would allow for modern offices and other spaces of adequate size for existing faculty and staff. During the renovation of Swan Hall and the construction of the new 3-story addition, the offices of faculty and staff in existing Swan Hall would be relocated into temporary trailers in order that the academic and administrative functions of the College continue uninterrupted. Approximately 12,762 square feet of temporary trailer space would be used during construction activities. The project would require Conditional Use approval for an educational use in a residential zone.

Contact Information
Diana Kitching
City of Los Angeles
200 N. Spring Street, Room 750
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 978-1351


Los Angeles Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Eagle Rock Boulevard and York Boulevard
Total Acres
120+/- ac campus
Parcel #
State Highways
134 and 2

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (22,700 sf addition (plus 16,340 sf renovation))
Local Action
Use Permit Use Permit: Conditional
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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