Community Healing Gardens, Watts Healing Tech Garden Technology Deployment at Edwin Markham Middle School

Summary

SCH Number
2019070545
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Unified School District
Document Title
Community Healing Gardens, Watts Healing Tech Garden Technology Deployment at Edwin Markham Middle School
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/28/2019

Document Description
The Project will implement several technology upgrades in the existing community garden that will lower operating costs,improve water and energy efficiency, increase safety, and offer educational opportunities for the larger community. The Project will install several water and soil moisture monitors along beds to track water usage and address repairs. The current irrigation system will be upgraded with an addition of new pipes and replacement of damaged irrigation pipes. Weather barrier and reflective surface coating will be applied to the walkways throughout the garden to reduce the heat island effect. A single photovoltaic solar panel will be installed as a part of this Project to power LED safety lighting fixtures. The Project will not result in an increase in the student enrollment or require an alteration of the current use, function, or capacity of the existing facilities or Campus. See NOE for full description

Contact Information
Christy Wong
Los Angeles Unified School District
333 South Beaudry Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone : (213) 241-3394
cp-christy.wong@LAUSD.net

Location

Cities
Los Angeles
Counties
Los Angeles
Other Information
The Community Healing Gardens, Watts Healing Tech Garden Technology Deployment at Edwin Markham Middle School (Project) will occur on the 18.97-acre Edwin Markham Middle School campus (Campus). The Campus is located at 1650 East 104th Street in the City of Los Angeles. The Campus is located in an urbanized community primarily consisting of commercial uses, multi-family and single-family residences.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15300-15333
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. The Project will implement several technology upgrades in the existing community garden that will lower operating costs, improve water and energy efficiency, increase safety, and offer educational opportunities for the larger community. The Project will install several water and soil moisture monitors along beds to track water usage and address repairs. The current irrigation system will be upgraded with an addition of new pipes and replacement of damaged irrigation pipes. Weather barrier and reflective surface coating will be applied to the walkways throughout the garden to reduce the heat island effect. A single photovoltaic solar panel will be installed as a part of this Project to power LED safety lighting fixtures. Therefore, the Project fulfills the requirements ofCEQA Guidelines Section 15301. Section 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land. See NOE for full reasons of exemption.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019070545   PDF 524 K

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