Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California State University, Long Beach
Document Title
Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project would involve the demolition of the existing, red-tagged Soroptimist House and construction of the new Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center (Alumni Center). Similar to the existing building, the new Alumni Center would be a single story and would not extend beyond the existing parcel boundaries or off-campus. The new building would be approximately 5,460 square feet and the remainder of the parcel would include approximately 11,480 square feet of landscaping, 10,062 square feet of concrete pavement, and 4,857 square feet of asphalt pavement. The architecture of the new Alumni Center would be similar to the existing Soroptimist House and would include sloped roofs, exposed wood beams, and sky lights. The entrance of the new building fronting Beach Drive would include a covered porch entry, while the rear of the building would open onto a large open terrace with new landscaping and lighting. Exterior elements would include a large front yard and other landscaped areas throughout the project site, which would be landscaped with plants from the CSULB campus plant palette. The proposed project would include the installation of catch basins and other new drainage infrastructure to collect stormwater before conveying it to an underground infiltration dome. The new stormwater collection and infiltration infrastructure would be installed to comply with CSULB’s Low Impact Development, or LID, requirements. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Martin Grant
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N. Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90815

Phone : (562) 985-7382


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Other Location Info
The project site is located on the CSULB campus in the eastern portion of the City of Long Beach, California. The CSULB campus encompasses 322 acres and is bounded by East Atherton Street to the north, Palo Verde Avenue to the east, East 7th Street to the south, and Bellflower Boulevard to the west. Within the CSULB boundary, the project site is located south of Beach Drive in the western portion of the campus. The project site is bounded by Beach Drive to the north, the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Building to the east, a paved surface parking lot within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Long Beach Healthcare System property to the south, and the School of Nursing Building to the west.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15332 Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
As discussed in CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, a Class 32 exemption consists of a project characterized as in-fill development meeting the following conditions: a) The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations. b) The proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses. c) The project site has no value as habitat for endangered, rare, or threatened species. d) Approval of the project would not result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality. e) The site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. See NOE for full details.


Notice of Exemption
2020020381_NOE_Form_CSULB_AlumniCenter_SIGNED   PDF 577 K

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