Will Rogers Learning Community Campus Expansion and Improvement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
Document Title
Will Rogers Learning Community Campus Expansion and Improvement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan: Institutional/Public Lands, Low Density Housing; Zoning: Institutional/Public Lands (PL), Low Density Residential (R2)
Document Description
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (District) is proposing to expand the campus and make improvements to the Will Rogers Learning Community based on the 2020 Campus Master Plan (Proposed Project). The purpose of the Proposed Project is to expand the campus and 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 removal/demolition of 16 permanent and temporary buildings, construction of three new buildings, renovation and reuse of eight existing buildings and outdoor spaces, and reconfiguration of outdoor and parking/transportation areas over an approximate span of 10 to 15 years. Phase 1, which is currently funded, includes removal of six existing portable classrooms and 1 restroom building, construction of a new one-story early education classroom building and associated play yards, and construction of a new play field. Subsequent phases would be constructed as funding becomes available and would include removal of five additional existing modular classrooms, removal of four one-story classroom buildings, expansion and reconfiguration of an existing parking lot, construction of a new student drop-off/pick-up area, repurposing existing classrooms into STEM classrooms, repurposing outdoor spaces into outdoor classrooms, construction of a new multipurpose room/food services facility, installation of a learning garden, construction of a new parking lot, and construction of a new two-story classroom building.

Contact Information

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

Tristan Evert
Agency Name
Ascent Environmental
Job Title
Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
14th Street, between Cedar Street and Maple Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
4284-038-900; 4284-038-901
State Highways
Interstate 10, State Route 1
Metro E Line
Santa Monica Airport
Numerous, including John Adams Middle School
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, 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, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Educational (Campus Expansion and 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
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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