Amistad de Los Angeles Renovation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)
Document Title
Amistad de Los Angeles Renovation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Issuance of grant funding for the renovation and rehabilitation of the existing Amistad de Los Angeles, a four-story building for transitional reentry housing. The project will rehabilitate the existing 69 bedrooms (184 beds), bathrooms, service rooms, and common spaces, replace existing plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems, improve fire alarm systems, add air conditioning. and convert unused community restrooms to service rooms. The renovation project will add 3 new bedrooms (26 new beds, 14 in the basement and 12 on the first floor) and a community bathroom. No change to the overall building footprint or land use is proposed. The purpose of the project is to increase capacity and improve the standard of housing for individuals with histories of incarceration. The project will continue to serve the reentry population with an internal expansion and improvements to promote successful reentry and reduce recidivism.

Contact Information

Aaron R. Maguire
Agency Name
Board of State and Community Corrections
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Epidaurus OBA Amity Foundation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
3745 S. Grand Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under CEQA Guidelines section 15301 because it consists of the repair and minor alteration of an existing private non-profit structure with negligible expansion of use and no expansion of development. The project is exemption under CEQA Guidelines section 15302 because it involves rehabilitation, or internal reconstruction, of an existing structure that will have the same purpose with negligible expansion of capacity.


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