JW North High School New Classroom Building, Gymnasium and Modernization Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside Unified School District
Document Title
JW North High School New Classroom Building, Gymnasium and Modernization Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
R-3-1500 (multi-family residential) and R-1-7000 (single-family residential)
Document Description
The proposed project would modernize JW North High School, including the limited demolition of existing asphalt, the removal of some existing portable structures, the renovation of other existing structures, and the construction of one new two-story classroom building, one new gymnasium, and outdoor facilities. A total of eight existing portables would be removed and a new 2-story science building would be developed to replace the portables. The new science building would have 8 classrooms, restrooms, preparation and storage rooms, and support space, which would total 14,575 square feet. The plans include an outdoor learning area, space for planting beds, and a new mini amphitheater. A new campus entry canopy structure will be provided along 3rd Street. A new gymnasium would be constructed north of the parking lot along Linden Street, east of the existing gymnasium, south of the kitchen, west of the weight and wrestling room, and will replace the existing hardtop basketball courts. The new gymnasium will be competition size at 12,000 square feet with a 900-seat capacity with an additional 5,419 square feet of support spaces. In addition to the construction of the new classroom building and gymnasium, the project includes upgrades to the HVAC and lighting in seven existing buildings within the campus as part of the proposed project. New landscaping and irrigation would be provided around the two new buildings. Improvements to shade structures, seating, and gathering areas near the existing library would be provided. Sitewide utilities upgrades and ADA compliance would be provided.

Contact Information

Dwayne Mears
Agency Name
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Rene Castro Jr.
Agency Name
Riverside Unified School District
Job Title
Assistant Director, Planning and Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Chicago Avenue and 3rd Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
250-140-006, 250-140-007
State Highways
SR-91, SR-60, and I-215
University Heights MS, Longfellow ES, River Springs Charter,
Santa Ana River
Other Location Info
1550 3rd St, Riverside, CA 92507

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (New classroom building and gym and HVAC and lighting upgrades)
Local Actions
Existing School Modernization and Upgrade
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, 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, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, 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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