Hope Gardens


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Document Title
Hope Gardens
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The project is an existing shelter facility for homeless women and children, located within the A-2-2 (Heavy Agricultural-Two Acre Minimum Lot Required) Zone and RL1 (Rural Land 1) General Plan Land Use Designation.
Document Description
A request to authorize a Conditional Use Permit (“CUP”) to replace an existing housing building known as the Sequoia Building with a new housing building within the Hope Gardens Family Center. The new building will consist of approximately 106,410 square feet of building space to be used for 117 housing units and supportive services. The project proposes to increase the housing capacity for up to a total of 525 formerly homeless women and children. Approximately 3,200 cubic yards of cut and 3,200 cubic yards of fill is proposed to be balance on site. There are a total 57 protected coast live oak trees in the project area. The project proposes the removal of five (5) oak trees located northwest of the new building and encroachment into the protected zone of eleven oak trees, including one (1) heritage tree. The project seeks a request for an increase in the building height limit to up to 51 feet.

Contact Information

Michele Bush
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Job Title
Principal Regional Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, San Fernando
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Lopez Canyon Road and Boy Scout Lower Mtwy
Total Acres
Parcel #
2846-001-017, 018, 019 and 020
State Highways
210 Foothill Freeway
Discovery Charter, Fenton Avenue, PUC, Vaughn, 1st United Method
Pacoima Wash, Tujunga Wash, Pacoima Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, 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
Residential (Increase in the number of units available)(Units 117, Acres 77.4)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Tribal Cultural Resources, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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