DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL NATURE CENTER REPLACEMENT PLANNING PROJECT

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2023080345
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation
Document Title
DEVIL’S PUNCHBOWL NATURE CENTER REPLACEMENT PLANNING PROJECT
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Zoning: Open Space (O-S). General Plan Designation: Open Space Parks and Recreation (OS-PR)
Document Description
Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) is proposing various improvements at the Devil’s Punchbowl Natural Area. The Proposed Project entails planning for the replacement of the Nature Center that was destroyed by the Bobcat Fire in 2020 with a new building while also making improvements to the surrounding support site elements including trail heads, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to buildings and trails, picnic areas, and shade structures. Specifically, the Proposed Project includes: • A new 3,245-square-foot Nature Center, including administrative offices and a gift shop, with the following features: o Reinforced masonry structure o Green roof o Sand colored and fire rated board-form concrete panel exterior o Use of local materials in the architectural design, such as rocks on façade o Natural ventilation o Natural lighting and skylights o Storm water collection and reuse • Protection of all remaining healthy trees onsite • Native landscaping and revegetation • Solar canopy over parking lot • Native seed collection and germination (including local manzanita seeds for future use) • Shade structures • Planting of additional native trees to provide shade in the future • Demolition of the existing Ranger’s Residence

Contact Information

Name
Jui Ing Chen
Agency Name
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Park Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Freddie Olmos
Agency Name
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Job Title
Principal Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Pearblossom
Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Citywide, Countywide, Statewide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Southern terminus of Devils Punchbowl Road
Zip
93553
Total Acres
13.75
Parcel #
3061-013-903 and 3061-013-300
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
Big Rock Creek
Township
4N
Range
9W
Section
19
Base
SBBM

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Recreational (New park amenities at the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Growth Inducement, Land Use/Planning, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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