Initial Study and MND for Calif. Dept. of State Hospitals (DSH) Metropolitan State Hospital (MSH) Norwalk

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of State Hospitals (DSH)
Document Title
Initial Study and MND for Calif. Dept. of State Hospitals (DSH) Metropolitan State Hospital (MSH) Norwalk
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
City of Norwalk GPD: Low density res Z: R-1 Single family res
Document Description
The proposed project is for the partial modernization of a 23-acre portion of the 155-acre MSH campus. The project includes upgraded security features and improvements to accommodate additional patients including: demolition and construction of roads and parking areas; new 3,500 sf visitor center; new sallyport; 4,500 lf of 16.5 ft high security fencing around two buildings and the existing park, both internal to the site and not visible from the adjacent public roadways; and other security features such as anti-climb mesh and anti-tamper sensor cable/internal alarms for the security fences, pole-mounted security cameras with a closed circuit TV on the new light poles, six security/guard stations, a new restroom building, and other associated utility work. (Increased Security Fence and Bed Capacity, Project No. 140663)

Contact Information

Stephanie Coleman
Agency Name
Department of State Hospitals
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Bloomfield Ave/Imperial HWY; 11401 Bloomfield Ave, Norwalk
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I 15, SR 210
Lakeland MS/Paddson ES

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (new security fence, visitor center on 23 acres)
Local Actions
DSH approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency

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