Family and Consumer Sciences Child and Family Center Renovation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)
Document Title
Family and Consumer Sciences Child and Family Center Renovation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CSULB proposes to renovate the existing Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) building and construct an addition. The FCS building currently houses the Child and Family Center which is an educational program that provides training and hands-on clinical hours for students to meet their academic degree requirements. The center also provides quality childcare services for employees, their families, and families in the surrounding community. The current facility can house approximately 50 children, six full-time staff members, and student assistants. The addition would enable the program to meet the needs of the growing Child and Family Center while also creating a new safe environment for all occupants. Following the completion of the renovation activities, daycare offerings would be expanded to current students which would address the waitlist and need for this service on campus. Once completed, the renovation and expansion of the Child and Family Center would provide sufficient space to accommodate a total of 54 toddlers, 54 preschoolers, and additional full-time staff. This project would renovate 9,680 gross square feet (GSF) of the existing classrooms and children’s restrooms. Additionally, the proposed FCS Addition would expand the FCS building to the west and become the new façade of the building. The 6,200 GSF addition to the west would include three new toddler classrooms, child restrooms, kitchenette, and staff break room. The two existing play areas would be renovated, and a third play area would be constructed. All play areas would be covered with a steel-structured canopy with tensile fabric and connected with colorful fencing. These play areas include a toddler play space, a pre-kindergarten play space, and a nature yard. Construction of the project would include a drop-off zone, turnaround lane, new domestic water service lines, and new irrigation systems. The project would also require grading and the finished floor of the building would be set appropriately to allow for drainage away from the building. The outdoor areas would also be graded relative to the existing structure. The project would incorporate sustainability strategies, including maximizing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system efficiencies, minimizing overall greenhouse gas emissions, and promoting electrification. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to take approximately 12 months to complete, commencing in January 2024 and concluding in November 2024.

Contact Information

Anne Collins-Doehne
Agency Name
The California State University Office of the Chancellor
Job Title
Directory of Land Use Planning & Environmental Review
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Beach Drive and West Campus Drive
State Highways
I-405, CA-22

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project would include interior renovations to the existing classrooms and restrooms in the FCS building, an existing facility on the CSULB campus. Interior renovations would be minor, totaling approximately 9,680 GSF of the total building size of 39,680 GSF. Exterior renovations would occur at the two existing outdoor play areas, and a third play area would be constructed. The proposed interior and exterior renovations would constitute minor alterations of the existing facility to support the existing uses at the site and allow for a nominal increase in daycare services at the project site. Once completed, the renovated and expanded FCS building would continue to be served by campus and City of Long Beach public services and facilities, including the Long Beach Fire Department, University Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, University Library, and Long Beach Public Library, similar to existing conditions for the current building. The project would be located on a site within the CSULB campus that is fully developed and does not contain environmentally sensitive resources. The proposed project is consistent with criteria under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301. As such, the proposed project qualifies for the Class 1 Existing Facilities Categorical Exemption.


Notice of Exemption

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