Sylar Armory Women's Bridge Housing Project (also referred to as Women's shelter)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Document Title
Sylar Armory Women's Bridge Housing Project (also referred to as Women's shelter)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
On 10-26-2018, the LAHSA Commission authorized the Executive Director to enter into a lease with the State of California, Department of General Service to lease the Sylmar Armory; and further authorized the Executive Director to enter a sublease with LA Family Housing. The project consists of renovation, upgrade, operation and maintenance activities associated with the existing state owned Sylmar Armory. The project includes reuse of the Sylmar Armory as a year round women's shelter (with 85 beds, 40 of which would be bunk beds for total occupancy for 125 women). The Sylmar Armory is currently used (since 1996) as a 170-bed winter-month (Dec. through March) mixed gender homeless shelter. During non-winter the site is currently used as a recruitment facility by the National Guard. Interior improvements include upgrading of mechanicals systems, installation of sprinklers, upgraded HVAC, new windows and retrofitting of plumbing to ADA Standards. Partitions would be constructed to provide for counseling offices, sleeping areas, a warming kitchen, office space and other areas. Outdoor space on the property would be renovated to include native landscaping, lighted pathways, shade structures, storage, fencing, pet exercise, out door furniture, a river rock swale, installation of two fire hydrants and new asphalt in the existing parking area.

Contact Information
Peter Lynn
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
811 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90017



Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
12860 Arroyo Street, Sylmar, CA 91342

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Detailed discussion of each of each of the applicable exemptions and the inapplicability of the exceptions (Section 15300.2) available for review at LA Homeless Services Authority, 811 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 600, LA, CA 90017 Note: See NOE for full details.
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