Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation, and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011031015
Lead Agency
University of California, San Diego (University of California San Diego)
Document Title
Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation, and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The proposed Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation, and Modeling Laboratory (MESOM) project would be located on an approximately 1.2-acre parcel in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) portion of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus. The project would be located on two existing parking lots (P012 and P013). The project site is bound to the north and west by Biological Grade (a private street), to the south and west by Isaacs Hall and associated trailers, and to the east by La Jolla Shored Drive. The proposed project would consist of an approximately 40,000-gross-square-foot (gsf), three-story research facility that would consist of an approximately 40,000-gross-square-foot (gsf), three-story research facility that would include approximately 10,000 gsf of laboratory space and 30,000 gsf of office, conference and support space. The oceanography workspaces and laboratories would be equally divided among the three levels. The first and second levels would have direct access to adjacent service yards for the workspaces, utilizing the existing topography of the site with the first floor at-grade relative to the southwestern portion of the site and the second floor at grade relative to the northeastern portion of the site. The office components include 24 academic offices, 28 research offices, and 3 administrative offices. Approximately 60 to 64 employees would staff the MESOM laboratory. The proposed project aims to integrate and consolidate existing students, faculty, staff and research equipment, and other associated academics resources into one building.

Contact Information
Darlene Newell
University of California San Diego, Campus Planning
9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0074
La Jolla, CA 92093-0074

(858) 534-6515

Location

Coordinates
32°52'12"N 117°15'7"W
Cities
La Jolla
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
La Jolla Shores Drive & North Torrey Pines Road
Zip
92093
Total Acres
1.2
State Highways
I-5, I-805
Railways
NCTD Coaster, Amtrak
Schools
La Jolla Country Day
Waterways
Rose Creek
Township
15S
Range
4W

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
University of California, San Diego
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
University of California, San Diego Physical Planning Office 9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0074 La Jolla, CA 92093-0074 Attn: Darlene Newell

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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