Sports Facilities Lighting at Rancho Alamitos High School
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan Land Use Designation: CL (Civic Institution); Zoning Designation: O-S (open space)
The Garden Grove Unified School District plans to light the tennis courts, football field, baseball field, softball field, and the soccer practice field at Rancho Alamitos High School by installing 25 light poles. The proposed lighting improvements are prompted by the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 328, which requires high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. This will affect sports activities unless the athletic fields and courts are lighted for evening use. The proposed sports lighting project would allow extended use of the listed athletic facilities into evening hours for the benefit of existing students. No additional student sports programs would be added that could increase participants or spectators. The proposed project would require limited demolition of hardscape and softscape to install lighting poles at the existing sports facilities. No structural demolition would be required. The lighting has been designed to meet the California Interscholastic Federation field lighting recommendations for competitive events. Sports lighting would consist of concrete bases with galvanized steel poles between 50 and 90 feet tall, with LED luminaires mounted at heights ranging from 16 feet to 80 feet.
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Educational (25 Sports light poles for athletic fields)
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