The project includes temporary use of a city-owned, 19,800 sf, 50-space parking lot as homeless shelter site for up to 36 months, with a max 180-day stay per user. The shelter will be equipped with three 24-F x 6-F x 14-F high modular trailer housing units, one similarly-sized unit for office and support services, and one 12-F x 50-f x 14-f high unit for hygiene and laundry. The site will be continuously staffed. The project also includes a storage trailer, which is 8.5-f x 50-f x 10.5-f high and an adjacent 5-f x 15-f tented sorting area, parked and situated on the north side of Paseo Luis Olivares, respectively, under a 3-month term, to be extended up to 36 months, if successful. Access to the storage unit will be limited to restricted times, with no Saturday afternoon or Sunday access. The temporary sites are controlled by El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and will not significantly impact historical/cultural resources. The purpose of the project is to both aid the homeless population and improve public access to areas controlled by the El Pueblo, including historically significant features, nearby public sidewalks and businesses. The temporary project use is allowed under current C4-1VL zoning. The project is consistent with El Pueblo and city of LA GPas the goal to improve access to and use of El Pueblo. Existing parking lot 5 provides paid parking for El Pueblo visitors, employees and the Federal Immigration Office. Adequate paid replacement parking has been identified. El Pueblo access will be maintained by all current thoroughfares. A qualified monitor will be present during any demolition or grading activities should any unexpected archaeological/cultural resource discoveries occur. Project beneficiaries include the homeless community, El Pueblo users, and El Pueblo and local businesses. On March 1, 2018, the city of LA El Pueblo de LA Historic Monument Authority approved the project described.
Grading on land with a slope of less than 10%; new landscaping; temporary use of land that doesn't have a permanent effect upon the environment, class 1: (12) providing outdoor lighting for security purposes and class 32: in-fill project. None of the limitations set forth in CEQA Guidelines 15300.2 apply.