Natural History Museum of LA County Commons Replacement and Renovation Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Natural History Museum of LA County Commons Replacement and Renovation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Document Description
On March 10, 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the project and authorized the execution of a funding agreement and other actions to implement the project. The project involves the demolition of the existing Jean Delacour Auditorium and construction of up to a 130,802-square-foot addition (three additional floors and 91,496 square feet of net new space) to the Natural History Museum. Changes to the proposed project design have occurred since the original analysis and it is possible that a smaller, 75,000 square foot project (53,000 square feet of renovation and 22,000 square feet of new construction) would be built, at least initially. See Attachment A for more details about the project.

Contact Information
Dawn McDivitt
County of Los Angeles
900 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Phone : (213) 763-3303


Los Angeles
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with the applicable general plan designations and policies; occurs within the City of Los Angeles limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses; has no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; has no significant environmental effects, and can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. As described in Attachment A, none of the exceptions to the use of categorical exemptions, set forth in the State CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 are applicable.


Notice of Exemption
2020040010_Natural History Museum of LA County   PDF 2516 K

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