Inspiration Neighborhood Center


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Downey, City of (City of Downey)
Document Title
Inspiration Neighborhood Center
Document Type
JD - Joint Document
Present Land Use
LU: Mixed-Use Z: Downing Landing Amended Specific Plan (Columbia Memorial Space Center)

Document Description
Note: EA/FONSI The City of Downey is proposing to construct and operate a one-story, approximately 16,000 sf, multi-purpose community building, formally known as Inspiration Neighborhood Center (Neighborhood Center or "Project"). The Project site encompasses the south-westernmost 4.3 acres of the 154-acre Downey Landing Amended Specific Plan (Amended Specific Plan) area, at 12420 Columbia Way. The Inspiration Neighborhood Center, together with the existing Columbia Memorial Space Center, would serve as a destination for local families, teachers, and students. The Project would serve as a neighborhood center to benefit local residents with community meeting and activity space, as well as provide a display location for a full-scale model (mock-up) of the "Inspiration Space Shuttle Orbiter" (the "Inspiration"). Additionally, the Neighborhood Center may house "lesser known" artifacts from Downey's extensive role in the Apollo and space shuttle programs. The Neighborhood Center would be constructed in an "L-shape" design, at a maximum height of 40 feet, with the shuttle mockup located in the southern portion of the building. Pedestrian access to the Neighborhood Center would be provided via Columbia Way. The Neighborhood Center would also be accessible from the north via the Space Center and from the east via the city park. Existing available parking is provided within the shared Space Center/city park surface parking lot located north of the Space Center.

Contact Information
Brian Saeki
City of Downey
11111 Brookshire Avenue
Downey, CA 90241

Phone : (562) 904-7152


33°55'9.66"N 118°8'2.79"W
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Lakewood Boulevard & Columbia Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-19 / I-605
Alameda ES, Gauldin ES, Sussman MS

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Neighborhood Center)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Other Other Issues: GHGE
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 Native American Heritage Commission 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

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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