Heritage Castle Museum


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Rancho Palos Verdes, City of (City of Rancho Palos Verdes)
Document Title
Heritage Castle Museum
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The proposed "Heritage Castle Museum" would occupy a 2,690 sf portion of the existing Harden Estate gatehouse. The museum would feature interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits telling the history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Tours of the facility would be docent-led and by appointment only. The museum and grounds would also be made available for up to 12 events each year for local non-profit organizations, with a maximum occupancy of 49 persons. Thirty-three off-street parking spaces will be provided on the grounds of the museum. An existing barn will be removed from the grounds, an existing 96-sf, 8 1/2-foot tall pergola will be legalize and the existing swimming pool will be modified into a reflecting pond by reducing its depth to less than 18". All other alternations are proposed to occur inside of the existing gatehouse building.

Contact Information
Kit Fox
City of Rancho Palos Verdes
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

310 544 5226


Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
5500 Palos Verdes Dr. S. (Palos Verdes Dr. S. & Naricissa Dr.)
Total Acres
Parcel #
Port Bend Preschool
Altamira Canyon, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (2,690 sf museum)
Local Action
Local Coastal Permit Use Permit
Project Issues
Traffic/Circulation Noise Geologic/Seismic Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 7 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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