On Dec 18, 2018 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, acting on behalf of the County of Los Angeles, authorized the Dept of Health Services to enter into funding agreements to carry out the renovations and approved related actions for the Sylmar Armory Women's Bridge Housing Project (also referred to as Women's Shelter) and found the project exempt from CEQA. 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 196) as a 170-bed winter-month (Dec through March) mixed gender homeless shelter. During non-winter months the site is currently used as a recruitment facility by the National Guard. Interior improvements include upgrading of mechanical 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 areas, outdoor furniture, a river rock swale, installation of two fire hydrants and new asphalt in the existing parking area.