Richmond Elementary School Replacement

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Sands Unified School District
Document Title
Richmond Elementary School Replacement
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The new school would accommodate existing and future growth for students in TK through 6th grade, with seats for up to 822 students. At full buildout, the campus would consist of a total of 99,850 square feet in five 1-story buildings. Additionally, the campus would include eight basketball courts, track and turf play fields, hardcourt play areas with covered shade areas, kindergarten playground, covered lunch shelter, and landscape and hardscape areas. Four retention basins would collect and hold stormwater runoff from impervious areas of the campus. The campus would have a total of 172 parking spaces and 8 short-term visitor spaces. The student drop-off/pick-up zones would be accessed via the driveways off Richmond Road. Access to the campus for students that walk and bike would be via local roadways to internal walkways. The school site is along the west side of Richmond Road between Ridgecrest Boulevard and Gold Canyon Street, City of Ridgecrest (Assessor’s Parcel Number 033-050-09). The site is on federal land owned by the U.S. Navy at NAWSCL, outside the secure area.

Contact Information

Pamela Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Business & Support Serv.
Agency Name
Sierra Sands Unified School District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Dwayne Mears
Agency Name
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


ridgec, Ridgecrest
Cross Streets
Richmond Road between Ridgecrest Blvd. and Gold Canyon Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-178, SR 395 (Business)
China Lake Naval Air Station
Pierce Elementary School, Burroughs High School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Development Types
Educational (New Elementary School to replace school damaged in earthquake)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Replace Elementary School on New Site
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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