Van Nuys Property Redevelopment and EV Hub Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
Van Nuys Property Redevelopment and EV Hub Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project consists of the construction of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station, demolition of a 7-story commercial building, and construction of a new 4-story commercial building and at-grade parking at the 8121 Van Nuys Blvd Property (Property). The Property is currently developed with a 7-story commercial building that is unoccupied, and the interior stripped to the shell. The remaining areas of the Property consist of asphalt concrete-paved parking areas. The first phase of the proposed project is the construction of the EV charging station along the southern portion of the Property. The EV charging station will include the installation of approximately 30 Level 3 direct current EV chargers, battery energy storage system, power cabinets, and electrical power transformers. Other structures that will be installed include a security booth, waiting room, and security closet. These structures will be housed within an approximate 120 feet x 196 feet area of the Property and will be covered by an overhead solar panel canopy. The EV charging station will be open for public use. The second phase of the proposed project is the demolition of the existing 7-story structure following the construction of the EV charging station. The demolition method that will be utilized is a selective or “strip out” process where the demolition is conducted modularly. The third and final phase of the project is the construction of the new 4-story commercial building and at-grade parking lot following demolition. The 4-story commercial building will be constructed on the same footprint as the existing 7-story building. The at-grade parking lot is anticipated to have 124 parking spaces.

Contact Information

Aiden Leong
Agency Name
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Job Title
Environmental Engineering Associate
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Van Nuys Blvd and Lanark St
Total Acres
Parcel #
Van Nuys Train Station
Panorama High School, Michelle Obama Elementary, Cal Burke High

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 32; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15332
Reasons for Exemption
In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this project is Categorically Exempt from CEQA review pursuant to Section 15332 (In-Fill Development Projects). Section 15332, Class 32 consists of projects characterized as in-fill development meeting the conditions: a) the project is consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations, b) the proposed development occurs within city limits on a project site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses, c) the project site has no value as habitat for endangered rare, or threatened species, d) approval of the project would not result in any significant effects related to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality, and e) the site can be adequately served by all required utilities and public services. The proposal for the Van Nuys Property Development and EV Hub Project meets the requirements of this exemption; therefore, no further CEQA review is required.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print