Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018121018
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center is an existing equestrian center, located in Los Angeles County along the San Gabriel River. The project site measures approx 20 acres and is bound by Rooks Road to the southeast, Peck Rd to the east, the San Gabriel River to the northwest, and Pico Rivera Bicentennial Park to the southwest. The equestrian center provides access to riding trails, including part of the Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail. The equestrian center is characterized by large open areas, clusters of buildings, rows of ornamental trees, and scattered non-native individual trees. The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center has seven existing barns with 200 horse stalls, four arenas, and five round pens, dry material storage area, a restroom, security lighting, and utility service. The existing facilities at the equestrian center are outdated and have several flooding and stormwater pollution issues. There are several low spots in the center of the project site, particularly near the horse stables, that pool water during storm events. Stormwater runoff from the project site, which is often polluted from the equestrian uses on the site, eventually flow into the San Gabriel River and other sensitive habitats downstream. The Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center Refurbishment project would provide updated and improved equestrian facilities for horse boarders and the general public and alleviate on-site and downstream flooding and stormwater pollution issues.

Contact Information
David Palma
Los Angeles County
PO Box 1460
Alhambra, CA 91802-1460

626-300-2339

Location

Coordinates
34°01'43.6"N 118°02'32.7"W
Cities
Whittier
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center (12191 Rooks Rd)
Zip
90601
Total Acres
20
Parcel #
various
State Highways
SR 60
Railways
UPRR
Schools
Various
Waterways
San Gabriel River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (refurbish 20-acre equestrian center)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Tribal Cultural Resources Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Caltrans, District 7 Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 4 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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