CD 04 Riverside Dr Bridge Housing Facility


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
CD 04 Riverside Dr Bridge Housing Facility
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed Project is the construction of a temporary homeless shelter within the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone that will consist of a temporary change in use from a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (City)-owned parcel to an A Bridge Home emergency homeless shelter. The County of Los Angeles will lease and operate the facility for up to 3 years. The Proposed Project also includes a fault investigation that includes archaeological and/or paleontological monitoring to determine the location of active fault trace(s) on the site. The nature of this project is to serve the local homeless community in order to provide access to emergency shelter, hygiene, storage, food services and case management. The purpose of the project is to provide emergency shelter for the homeless to help bridge their transition from living on the streets to finding services and, ultimately, living in transitional and/or permanent housing; and to collect information and data. The site property is located at 321 O and 3248 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, as shown in Figure 1 - Project Site Location. The Project location is a partially developed and improved parcel that is approximately 3.3 acres and is comprised of two (2) lots with two Assessor Parcel Numbers (APN) including 5434-016-900 and 5434-016-901 . The project site is approximately 28,500-square feet (sf) of the total parcel area and is proposed to be generally situated on an existing surface parking lot that currently has 56 parking spaces. The City-owned lot is located in the City of Los Angeles Council District 4 in the Hollywood Community Plan Area. The project design includes a total of approximately 28,500-sf; up to a 10,800 square-foot (sf) tent structure with approximately 100 beds, an approximately 1,080-sf hygiene trailer, an approximately 1,080-sf administration/intake trailer, a repose garden, bin storage area, waste and recycling area, an approximately 3,500-sf of elevated deck with stairs and ramps, an approximately 680-sf outdoor pet area and general open space that would serve the local homeless community. There will be no parking. New utilities including water, electrical and sewer lines will be added and approximately 700-linear-feet of onsite fencing are also included in the project. Up to five trees will be removed. The project site is located within the south east portion of Griffith Park, a City of Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument within the Loz Feliz community just southeast of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard; on the west side of Riverside Drive. The project site is 2.2 miles southeast of the Griffith Observatory. The project location is within the Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zone and is required to comply with surface fault rupture investigation requirements by City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. Standard conditions, including a construction management plan incorporated into the project design, will apply. The proposed project is 300-ft south of the Hollywood Fault Zone. The project will have a 25-ft setback from the southern boundary of the fault zone for the proposed habitable structures at the site. The project will not significantly impact environmental resources. Project beneficiaries include the homeless community, the public, and local businesses. On December 13, 2019, the City Council determined this action was exempt from CEQA and approved the project.

Contact Information

Maria Martin
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
3210 and 3248 West Riverside Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
PRC Section 21080(b)(4) as a specific action necessary to mitigate an emergency.


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