Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Repair Four Doors at AVIM
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The purpose of this project is to replace the back doors to Yucca and Lizard Cottages and the doors of the historic restrooms.
Back Doors: The plastic and aluminum latches that hold the windows shut have worn away and failed, so the windows will not stay shut. This allows the climate-controlled air to escape the building, drafts to enter the buildings, and dirt to blow into the buildings. This project is to replace the failed windows with in-kind windows, or if no replacement windows can be found, to create new custom-built windows.
Restroom doors: The doors to the historic restrooms have water damage because interior grade laminate doors were used instead of wooden grade doors. The doors are not original to the building. The original 3-panel wooden doors were replaced when the interior of the restrooms were remodeled in July 1989. This project will involve replacing the damaged laminate restroom doors with new wooden, 3-panel doors. The doors will be painted to match the original terra-cotta color as depicted in pre-renovation photographs from 1983.
Yucca Cottage, Lizard Cottage, and the restroom are potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, and are contributing elements of a proposed Antelope Valley Indian Museum Historic District. As long as original materials are preserved when possible, and replacement parts are made of in-kind materials, the integrity of Yucca Cottage, Lizard Cottage, and the restroom should not be affected. DPR-approved standard project requirements have been incorporated into this project. A copy of these requirements may be obtained by submitting a request to the project Environmental Coordinator listed below.
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form including measures provided by CDPR staff, then it is exempt under CEQA 15331 - Historical Resource Restoration/Rehabilitation. The actions fall under the Departmental List of Exempt activities as established according to CEQA 15300.4 as:
- "Activities affecting historic resources consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties" (Class 31, Section 15331)