Belvedere Park Synthetic Fields and General Improvements

Summary

SCH Number
2021060199
Public Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation
Document Title
Belvedere Park Synthetic Fields and General Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/9/2021

Document Description
The proposed project will include replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts. Additionally, the project will include field related improvements such as field drainage, new field fencing, perimeter walkways, and adjustments to the existing field lighting and irrigation system.

Contact Information
Jui Ing Chien
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
1000 South Fremont Avenue Unit #40 A-9 West, Third Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803

Phone : (626) 588-5317
jchien@parks.lacounty.gov

Location

Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
E. Cesar Chavez Ave & N Mednik Ave
Zip
90022

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (d), 15303 (d)(e) and 15304 (a)(b)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with State Guidelines for the implementation of CEQA. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements, are consistent with Section 15301 Class 1, which provides for repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public facilities. This includes but is not limited to Class 1 (d) for restoration or rehabilitation of deteriorated or damaged structures, facilities, or mechanical equipment to meet current standards of public health and safety. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements, are also consistent with Section 15303 Class 3 which provides for construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures. This includes but is not limited to Class 3 (d) for utility extensions and (e) for small new structures. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements are consistent with Section 15304 Class 4 which provides for minor alteration to land. This includes but is not limited to Class 4 (a) for grading on land with a slope of less than 10 percent and (b) for new gardening or landscaping. The project is also consistent with the County CEQA Guidelines. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements, are consistent with Class 1 which provides for repair, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public facilities. This includes but is not limited to Class 1 (c) for restoration and repair of buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements are consistent with Class 3 which provides for construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures. This includes but is not limited to Class 3 (a) for utility extensions and (b) for accessory structures. The replacement of the existing multipurpose grass field area with a synthetic turf soccer field, a practice field and two new futsal courts and field related improvements are consistent with Class 4 which provides for minor alterations to land. This includes but is not limited to Class 4 (a) for grading on land with a slope of less than 10 percent, and (c) for new gardening or landscaping. The proposed use of Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions does not include activities that are excepted from the exemptions as defined in Section 15300.2 (a) of the CEQA Guidelines. Specifically, the specified activities do not impact an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern designated, precisely mapped, or officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies. The County has considered the cumulative impact of the proposed activities and determined that the cumulative impact of the specified activities will not result in significant impacts on the environment that would constitute an exception to Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions as described in Section 15300.2 (b) of the CEQA Guidelines. The County has considered the potential for significant impacts on the environment resulting from the specified activities and determined that there are no unusual circumstances that would result in significant effects on the environment constituting an exception to Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions as described in Section 15300.2 (c) of the CEQA Guidelines. The specified activities will not result in damage to scenic resources, such as trees, historic buildings, rock outcroppings or similar resources or involve work within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway that would constitute an exception to Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions as described in Section 15300.2 (d) of the CEQA Guidelines and Section 21084 (c) of the CEQA Statutes. The specified activities do not involve work on a site included on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code relating to solid and hazardous wastes and do not constitute an exception to Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions as described in the Section 15300.2 (e) of the CEQA Guidelines and Section 21084 (d) of the CEQA statutes. The specified activities would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource as specified in section 21084.1 of the CEQA Statutes and do not constitute an exception to Classes 3 & 4 Categorical Exemptions as described in Section 15300.2 (f) of the CEQA Guidelines and Section 21084.1 of the CEQA Statutes.
County Clerk
Los Angeles

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE - Belvedere Park Synthetic Fields and General Improvements Project   PDF 144 K

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