Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Marine Conservation Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, San Diego (University of California San Diego)
Document Title
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) Marine Conservation Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The proposed project would renovate an existing four-story, 26,967 gsf shell of a building to provide laboratories, offices, and classrooms for the CMBC on the SIO campus. In addition, a portion of the project site would include a two-story addition totaling approx 15,147 gsf. This addition would include a lecture room/event space, conference room, visualization center, and a catering kitchen. A cafe with an outdoor shaded terrace and seating would also be included on the second floor. Additional improvements to the project site would include the provision of approx 62 parking spaces, an open space terrace on the western side of the buildings, landscaping, and improvements to the Coastal Trail network.

Contact Information
Alison Buckley
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive Mail Code 0074
La Jolla, CA 92093-0074

(858) 534-4464


32°52'16"N 117°15'0.80"W
Cross Streets
La Jolla Shores Dr and Biological Grade
Total Acres
State Highways
Coaster, Amtrack
La Jolla Country Day
Other Location Info
La Jolla

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (labs, offices, and classrooms for CMBC) Recreational (SIO Campus and private event space)
Local Action
Other Action Local Coastal Permit Other Action: project approval
Project Issues
Other Issues Landuse Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Noise Geologic/Seismic Drainage/Absorption Coastal Zone Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: climate change
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Coastal Commission California Department of Education California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 11 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 9 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 14
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