MICHELLE AND BARACK OBAMA SPORTS COMPLEX (AKA RANCHO CIENEGA SC) - Final acceptance and increase contract contingency change of scope


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
MICHELLE AND BARACK OBAMA SPORTS COMPLEX (AKA RANCHO CIENEGA SC) - Final acceptance and increase contract contingency change of scope
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On June 20, 2018, the Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners (Board) awarded Phase I of the Project to Pinner Construction Co., Inc., for the amount of $40,599,000 (Report No. 18-127). The overall project includes the design and construction of a 49,000 square-foot sports facility which replaces the existing aging structures. The scope of work also includes the rehabilitation of the existing sports fields, walkways, play areas, parking, maintenance yards and park infrastructure within the 24-acre park. Due to the extensive renovation work and funding requirements, construction of the project shall be completed in two (2) phases. Phase 1 plans and specifications were prepared by the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (BOE) Architectural Division, in conjunction with the design consultant, Studio Pali Fekete Architects (SPFA). During construction, the Board approved multiple change orders and funding changes, but the Project reached substantial completion in June 2022, and was subsequently opened to the public. However, there were still many smaller contractual items remaining, therefore an additional funding modification is required. With the last funding addition the total project budget was about $42,843,761. With this final modification the budget will increase to $43,114,044.20. The project's features, however, have not been changed. Beneficiaries of the project are the patrons of the park

Contact Information

Elena Maggioni
Agency Name
Department of Recreation and Parks
Job Title
Environmental Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
5001 Rodeo Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Art. 5, Sec. 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by the commonsense exemption that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. These changes to the scope of work are not expected to have any additional impact on the environment. The proposed Project consists of the allocation of additional contingency funding for the execution of a final closeout change order. RAP Staff finds that the Project was adequately assessed in the previously adopted IS/MND (SCH No. 2016031012), and that no subsequent Negative Declaration, or further addendum or other CEQA analysis is required. Staff also finds that there is no possibility that the allocation of additional contingency funding may have a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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