James A. Garfield High School Major Modernization Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles Unified School District
Document Title
James A. Garfield High School Major Modernization Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Public Facilities; PF-1XL. PF (Public Facilities)
Document Description
The proposed Project is designed to address the most critical physical concerns of the buildings and grounds at Garfield HS through building replacement, renovation, and modernization to provide facilities that are safe, secure, and better aligned with the current instructional program. The proposed Project includes the demolition of two permanent buildings and two portable buildings, demolition of a second-story pedestrian bridge, construction of a staff parking lot, and construction of a new permanent building that provides adequate learning spaces and support areas. Additionally, the proposed Project includes upgrades to and replacement of aging utilities and infrastructure, Internet Protocol (IP) convergence, and new landscaping and hardscaping. Limited modernization of existing structures including accessible facilities consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seismic retrofit pursuant to California Assembly Bill 300 would also be implemented.

Contact Information

Christy Wong
Agency Name
Los Angeles Unified School District
Job Title
CEQA Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


East Los Angeles, an Unincorporated Area of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
East Sixth Street and Fraser Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
5248-021-901, 5248-010-904, 5248-012-914
State Highways
I-710, I-5, SR-60
Union Pacific Railroad Upland
Compton/Woodley Airport
Los Angeles River

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, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Educational (Major Modernization of Garfield High School)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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