Southern Region Emergency Operations Center Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Document Title
Southern Region Emergency Operations Center Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Multi-Use Center/Institutional & Recreational Multi-Use (I&R – MLT)
Document Description
The Project involves development of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on a 15-acre site within the Fairview Developmental Center (FDC) in Costa Mesa, which is currently being decommissioned. The FDC is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and California Register of Historical Resources as a Historic District (Fairview State Hospital Historic District). The Project includes two main structures, a 35,000-SF office building and a 20,000-SF support warehouse. Other improvements include outbuildings, landscaping and fencing, paved staff and visitor parking areas, a 100-foot microwave tower with 20 feet of equipment on top, a helipad and various other infrastructure improvements such as utilities, stormwater, intersections and roadways. The Project would also include energy infrastructure such as PV panels, battery energy storage and emergency generators and would be designed to be Zero Net Energy. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2024 and the EOC is anticipated to open for operation in 2027.

Contact Information

Terry Ash
Agency Name
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Costa Mesa
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Harbor Boulevard between Adams Avenue and Wilson Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Estancia H.S., Orange Coast College
Santa Ana River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 12 (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 Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (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 Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (State Government - Emergency Operations Center)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation
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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