La Brea Tar Pits Master Plan Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
La Brea Tar Pits Master Plan Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Zoning: PF-1D (Public Facilities, Height District 1, Development Limitation/General Plan: Public Facilities
Document Description
The project would renovate the existing George C. Page Museum and add a new one-story museum building, increasing the total museum square footage from 63,000 gsf to 105,000 gsf. The new building would have additional space for exhibits, classrooms, and laboratories. The existing parking lot would be shifted to the northeast and add up to 5-10 additional parking spaces. Within Hancock Park, the project would add a pedestrian path, enhanced recreation areas, additional seating and rest areas, and new site entry plazas at Wilshire Blvd/S. Curson Ave. and on W. 6th Street. Landscaping would be enhanced throughout the site, including addition of native vegetation plantings and a garden bioswale to improve stormwater infiltration. Phased construction would occur over approximately 7 to 10 years.

Contact Information

Dawn McDivitt
Agency Name
Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County
Job Title
Chief Deputy Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Bobbette Biddulph
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Wilshire Blvd/S. Curson Ave/W. 6th Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 2, SR 101

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Office (Sq. Ft. 10000, Acres 0.3, Employees 20), Educational (Museum; 20,000 square feet), Recreational (Recreational uses), Other (Institutional)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, 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, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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