Pathways to College K-8 Charter School

Summary

SCH Number
2022110480
Lead Agency
City of Hesperia
Document Title
Pathways to College K-8 Charter School
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
The predominate visual character of the site consists of rural desert community in a rural desert environment. The Project Site is void of any buildings, structures, or other improvements; it consists of undeveloped desert land with native vegetation (e.g., Joshua trees) and ruderal areas. Per the Hesperia General Plan land use map and the City’s zoning map, the land use and zoning designations of the Project Site are Neighborhood Commercial (NC) and Medium Density Residential (MDR). Per the City’s zoning map, the Project Site also lies within the Main Street Freeway Corridor Specific Plan.
Document Description
Pathways to College (“Applicant”) has submitted to the City of Hesperia (“City”) an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP, to construct a TK to eighth charter school (“Project”). The new school would house a total of up to 700 students, 60 school staff, and multiple school buildings and facilities, encompassing 10.03 acres of the approximately 26-acre Project Site in addition to the 1.79-acre shallow infiltration basin to be developed. As show in Figure 3, Conceptual Site Plan, the main school building would be placed in the northwestern end of the Project Site with frontage onto 3rd Avenue and Mojave Street. Entrance to the building would be from the northern end of the building, which faces Mojave Street. The main building is a one story (approximately 20 feet in height) concrete tilt-up building and comprises 21,400 square-feet of floor space featuring the TK and Kindergarten classrooms, a multipurpose room, school library, school kitchen, science room, janitorial and storage rooms, teacher lounges and workspaces, restrooms, administrative and health offices, and reception area. The portion of the building that would be occupied by the multipurpose room would be the tallest element of the building (approximately 30 feet), as it would feature a high ceiling for the proposed indoor basketball court. Aside from basketball games, the multipurpose room would host other sporting and special events, such as volleyball games, assemblies, and graduation ceremonies. The remaining classrooms for first to eighth graders would be developed as classroom pods (total of six to be placed east of the main building), with each pod featuring six 24-foot by 40-foot relocatable modular classroom buildings (36 modular buildings would be provided). Each pod would feature a centralized courtyard with seat walls/raised planters and walkways. Two stand-alone 24-foot by 40-foot relocatable modular classroom buildings would be provided between the main building and the northwestern pod. Two relocatable modular restroom buildings and a few storage containers would be provided near the classroom pods. A six-foot high galvanized chain link fence would be provided on the south side of the Project Site, a six-foot high tubular steel fence with split-face columns on the north side adjacent to Mojave Street, and a six-foot high tubular steel fence with a two-foot high split-face block at the base on the east side facing Hesperia Road. Other Project components include campus amenities and facilities; vehicular access and circulation improvements (both on- and offsite); surface parking areas and drive aisles; pedestrian access and circulation improvements; various landscape, hardscape, and lighting improvements; and infrastructure and utility improvements. School campus hours would be from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm for student instruction, from Monday through Friday during normal school months, with occasional events deviating from the standard hours.

Contact Information

Name
Edgar Gonzalez
Agency Name
City of Hesperia
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Jorge Estrada
Agency Name
PlaceWorks
Job Title
Senior Associate
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Hesperia
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Citywide
Cross Streets
Hercules Street and Hesperia Road
Zip
92345
Total Acres
26
Jobs
60
Parcel #
0414-212-08 and -09
State Highways
NA
Railways
BNSF Railway
Airports
NA
Schools
Joshua Circle Elementary School
Waterways
Mojave River
Township
4N
Range
4W
Section
16

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 13, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance
Development Types
Educational (TK-8 Charter School, 700 students and 60 staff)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, 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

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