Warner Graduate Art Studio Renovation and Addition, Los Angeles Campus


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California
Document Title
Warner Graduate Art Studio Renovation and Addition, Los Angeles Campus
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would demolish 2 existing accessory structures totaling 9,000 gross-square-feet (gsf), renovate an existing 21,000-gsf building, and construct an 18,500-gsf addition to the Warner Graduate Art Studio for use by the UCLA Department of Art. The project would also provide 4,200 gsf of covered-unenclosed space for the production of art, and a commons/garden space on the exterior of the building; upgrade building insulation, lighting, and mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; and will use existing equipment in the renovated space.

Contact Information

Charlotte Strem
Agency Name
University of California
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Culver City
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
8535 Warner Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under Class 1 because it consists of, but is not limited to: the restoration of deteriorated structures, facilities, and mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety; would construct an addition of less than 10,000 net new gross-square-feet; is located in an area that is not environmentally sensitive and where all public services and facilities are available; adds safety and health protection devices; and demolishes individual accessory structures at an existing facility with negligible expansion of use beyond existing conditions. The project also independently qualifies for a Class 32 Categorical Exemption because the project: is located within Culver City and is on a site of less than 5 acres (1.09 acres); is consistent with the City's General Plan designations of Industrial Land Use and General Industrial Zoning; is fully developed and provides no habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species; and is currently and adequately served by all required utilities and public services. In addition, approval of the project would not result in any significant and unavoidable impacts relating to traffic, noise, air, or water. Further, pursuant to CEQA Section 15300.2, none of the following exceptions to a Categorical Exemption would apply: the project is not located in a sensitive environment; the project is not located on a designated scenic highway, or hazardous waste site; and the project would not have a substantial adverse change in the significance of an historic resource or create a cumulative impact or a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances.

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