NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT
A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
Notice is hereby given that the Manhattan Beach Unified School District has completed a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Initial Study (MND/IS) for the proposed Grand View Elementary School Renovation Project as described below.
DATE: July 2, 2019
PROJECT TITLE: Grand View Elementary School Renovation Project
LEAD AGENCY: Manhattan Beach Unified School District
PROJECT LOCATION: 455 24th Street in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (APNs 4176-005-901, 4177-010-900, 4177-011-900, 4177-011-901, and 4177-002-900).
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Manhattan Beach Unified School District (District) proposes to modernize and reconfigure the existing Grand View Elementary School (GVES) facilities by providing various new construction and renovation so that all areas of campus are more accessible and function more effectively as a single school. The maximum enrollment capacity would be increased by two classrooms or 24 students.
The proposed project would demolish the existing multipurpose building and four-story classroom buildings totaling 26,130 square feet on the Ladera portion of the project site and remove six portables from the Grand View portion of the campus. In place of the existing multipurpose building, a new three-story, 17,100-square-foot cafeteria/multipurpose building (which is one combined space) would be constructed to house administrative, food service, and multipurpose room functions. A new two-story classroom building (13,600 square feet) would be constructed to the south of the new multipurpose building. Other improvements would include a new drop-off and 24-space parking lot from Bell Avenue; new outdoor basketball courts, soccer playfields, and gaga ball courts; and two play apparatus areas. The proposed project would also modernize existing buildings to comply with current educational specifications and install more efficient HVAC systems.
The project site is not on any of the lists under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code, including but not limited to lists of hazardous waste facilities, land designated as hazardous waste property, and hazardous waste disposal sites, and the information in the Hazardous Waste and Substances Statement required under subdivision (f) of that section.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: From July 2, 2019, to July 31, 2019, the public and all affected agencies are hereby invited to review the MND/IS with mitigation measures and submit written comments.
DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The MND/IS and other supporting environmental documents are available for public review at the following locations:
WRITTEN COMMENTS: We ask that any person wishing to comment on the MND/IS provide written comments by the end of the public review period at 5:00 p.m., July 31, 2019, addressed to Dawnalyn Murakawa-Leopard, Deputy Superintendent, by mail to the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, 325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
BOARD HEARING: The Manhattan Beach Unified School District School Board will consider this item at a regular public hearing on August 14, 2019, at 6:30 PM at the District Office, 325 S. Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach.