John Adams Middle School Campus Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Document Title
John Adams Middle School Campus Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Institutional/Public Lands (PL)
Document Description
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (District) is proposing improvements to John Adams Middle School (JAMS) based on the 2020 Campus Master Plan (Proposed Project). The purpose of the Proposed Project is to implement campus modernization efforts needed to align with the District’s educational specifications. Overall, the Proposed Project would occur over four phases and would result in demolition of one existing building, construction of one new building, and renovation/reuse of six existing buildings over an approximate span of 10 to 15 years. Phase 1, which is currently funded, would include upgrading the existing library and courtyard. Subsequent phases would be constructed as funding becomes available and would include constructing a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math building; creating a defined space for the 6th grade cohort; modernizing the 8th grade courtyard; installing new hardscaping and landscaping within the central quad; and renovating the existing cafeteria.

Contact Information

Carey Upton
Agency Name
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Job Title
Chief Operations Officer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Nicole Greenfield
Agency Name
Ascent Environmental
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
16th Street, between Pearl Street and Ocean Park Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 10, State Route 1
Metro E Line
Santa Monica Airport
Numerous, including Will Rogers Learning Community
Santa Monica Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Santa Monica Bay Restoration, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Educational (Campus Modernization)
Local Actions
Board Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, 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

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