TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Public hearing for Final EIR

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

SUMMARY  ............................................................S-1

S-1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND..........S-1

S-2 DEV. OF THE FACILITIES MASTER PLAN.....S-1

S-3 PROPOSITION A AND AA BOND MEASURES...........S-2

S-4 GOALS OF THE PROJECT................................S-3

S-5 PROJECT LOCATION AND SETTING.............S-3

S-6 PROJECT DESCRIPTION..................................S-5

S-7 ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT.........S-11

S-7.1 No-Project/No-Build Alternative........................S-11

S-7.2 No-Project Alternative......................................S-11

S-7.3 Different Enrollment Growth Scenarios...............S-12

S-7.4 Alternative 4 – Second Access Road Alignments.S-12

S-7.5 Alignment Option 1a..........................................S-14
S
-7.6 Alignment Option 1c..........................................S-14

S-7.7 Alignment Option 2a..........................................S-14

S-7.8 Alignment Option 2b.......................................... S-15

S-8 AREAS OF CONTROVERSY............................ S-15

S-9 ISSUES TO BE RESOLVED............................... S-15

S-10 SUMMARY OF IMPACTS & MITIGATION MEASURES S15

 

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION...............................1-1

1-1 WEST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE INTRO.& HISTORY......1-1

1-2 DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACILITIES MASTER PLAN ..1-2

1-3 PROPOSITIONS A AND AA BOND MEASURES...........1-3

1-4 THE CEQA ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS........1-3

1-5 INTENDED USES OF THE EIR &
       OTHER PUBLIC AGENCY ACTIONS...............1-6

1-6 ORGANIZATION OF THE EIR............................1-7

 

CHAPTER 2 - PROJECT DESCRIPTION......2-1

2-1 PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT. ............... 2-1

2-2 GOALS OF THE PROJECT..................... 2-1

2-3 PROJECT LOCATION AND SETTING .. 2-2

        2-3.1 PhysicalSetting.................................2-2

        2-3.2 Surrounding Land Uses. ...................2-6

        2-3.3 Existing General Plan and Zoning. .....2-6

2-4 MASTER PLAN CONCEPTS. 2-8

2-5 PROPOSED PROJECT. 2-8

2-5.1 New Construction Projects. 2-12

2-5.2 Access and Parking Projects. 2-14

2-5.3 Renovation and Modernization Projects. 2-17

2-5.4 Demolition of Facilities. 2-18

2-5.5 Operating Characteristics. 2-19

2-6 CONSTRUCTION SCENARIO.. 2-19

2-7 RELATED PROJECTS & CUMULATIVE DEV... 2-22

2-7.1 Growth Plans and Policies. 2-23

 

CHAPTER 3 - ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING, IMPACTS, AND MITIGATION MEASURES...3-1

3-1 INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................3-1

3-2 VISUAL RESOURCES......................................................................................................3-2

3-2.1 Environmental Setting.....................................................................................................3-2

3-2.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-13

3-2.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-22

3-2.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-24

3-3 AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES.......................................................................................3-25

3-3.1 Setting.......................................................................................................................... 3-25

3-3.2 Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program.................................................................... 3-25

3-3.3 Williamson Act.............................................................................................................. 3-25

3-3.4 Los Angeles County Zoning.......................................................................................... 3-26

3-3.5 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-26

3-3.6 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-27

3-3.7 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-27

3-4 AIR QUALITY..................................................................................................................3-28

3-4.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-28

3-4.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-34

3-4.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-40

3-4.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-41

3-5 BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES.............................................................................................3-42

3-5.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-42

3-5.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-54

3-5.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-58

3-5.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-61

3-6 HISTORICAL RESOURCES..............................................................................................3-62

3-6.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-62

3-6.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-64

3-6.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-66

3-6.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-66

3-7 ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESOURCES.................................................................................3-67

3-7.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-67

3-7.2 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-71

3-7.3 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-72

3-8 PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES................................................................................3-73

3-8.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-73

3-8.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-75

3-8.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-77

3-8.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-78

3-9 GEOLOGY/SOILS/SEISMICITY........................................................................................ 3-79

3-9.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................... 3-79

3-9.2 Environmental Impacts.................................................................................................. 3-87

3-9.3 Mitigation Measures...................................................................................................... 3-93

3-9.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts....................................................................... 3-95

3-10 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS............................................................................................3-96

3-10.1 Environmental Setting.................................................................................................. 3-96

3-10.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-118

3-10.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-121

3-10.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts................................................................... 3-123

3-11 HYDROLOGY AND WATER QUALITY..................................................................... 3-124

3-11.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-124

3-11.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-133

3-11.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-138

3-11.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-139

3-12 LAND USE AND PLANNING....................................................................................... 3-140

3-12.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-140

3-12.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-146

3-12.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-152

3-12.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-153

3-13 MINERAL RESOURCES................................................................................................3-154

3-13.1 Introduction............................................................................................................... 3-154

3-13.2 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-154

3-13.3 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-155

3-13.4 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-156

3-13.5 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-156

3-14 POPULATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND HOUSING........................................................3-157

3-14.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-157

3-14.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-162

3-14.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-164

3-14.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-165

3-15 NOISE............................................................................................................................ 3-166

3-15.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-166

3-15.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-172

3-15.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-181

3-15.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-181

3-16 PUBLIC SERVICES...................................................................................................... 3-182

3-16.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-182

3-16.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-191

3-16.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-199

3-16.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-202

3-17 TRANSPORTATION, TRAFFIC, AND PARKING......................................................... 3-203

3-17.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-204

3-17.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-218

3-17.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-258

3-17.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-264

3-18 PUBLIC UTILITIES....................................................................................................... 3-267

3-18.1 Environmental Setting................................................................................................. 3-267

3-18.2 Environmental Impacts............................................................................................... 3-274

3-18.3 Mitigation Measures................................................................................................... 3-279

3-18.4 Unavoidable Significant Adverse Impacts.................................................................... 3-280

 

CHAPTER 4 - ALTERNATIVES................................................................................................4-1

4-1 INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................................4-1

4-2 PROJECT OBJECTIVES................................................................................................... 4-2

4-3 ALT. ELIMINATED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION............................................. 4-2

4-4 ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT........................................................... 4-4
4-4.1 Alternatives 1 and 2 (No-Project Alternatives).................................................................... 4-4
4-4.2 Alternative 4 – Second Access Road Alignment Options..................................................... 4-8

4-5 ALTERNATIVE IMPACT ANALYSIS.............................................................................. 4-12
4-5.1 Summary of  Environmental Analysis................................................................................. 4-14

4-6 ENVIRONMENTALLY SUPERIOR ALTERNATIVE....................................................... 4-23

 

CHAPTER 5 - IMPACT OVERVIEW......................................................................................5-1

5-1 INTRODUCTION.. 5-1

5-2 UNAVOIDABLE SIGNIFICANT ADVERSE IMPACTS. 5-1

5-3 IMPACTS FOUND NOT TO BE SIGNIFICANT. 5-1

5-4 CUMULATIVE IMPACTS. 5-1

5-4.1 Visual Resources. 5-10

5-4.2 Agricultural Resources. 5-11

5-4.3 Air Quality. 5-11

5-4.4 Biological Resources. 5-12

5-4.5 Historical Resources. 5-13

5-4.6 Archaeological Resources. 5-14

5-4.7 Paleontological Resources. 5-14

5-4.8 Geology/Soils/Seismicity. 5-14

5-4.9 Hazardous Materials. 5-15

5-4.10 Land Use and Planning. 5-16

5-4.11 Mineral Resources. 5-17

5-4.12 Hydrology and Water Quality. 5-18

5-4.13 Noise. 5-18

5-4.14 Population and Housing. 5-19

5-4.15 Public Services. 5-19

5-4.16 Transportation, Traffic, and Parking. 5-21

5-4.17 Public Utilities. 5-22

5-5 IRREVERSIBLE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES. 5-24

5-6 GROWTH-INDUCING IMPACTS. 5-24

 

CHAPTER 6 - BIBLIOGRAPHY...................................................................................................6-1

 

CHAPTER 7 - PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS CONSULTED...............................................7-1

 

CHAPTER 8 - LIST OF PREPARERS........................................................................................... 8-1

 

CHAPTER 9 - RESPONSES TO COMMENTS ............................................................................. 9-1

 

APPENDICES

APPENDIX A – NOTICE OF PREPARATION & PUBLIC RESPONSES

                           Appendix A, NOP, Comment Letters Part

APPENDIX B – TECHNICAL REPORTS AND DOCUMENTATION [provided under separate cover]

                              AIR QUALITY

                              BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES – SPECIAL-STATUS SPECIES LIST

                              GEOTECHNICAL REPORT

                              HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICAL REPORTS

                              HYDROLOGY STUDY

                              PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES

                              WATER SUPPLY ASSESSMENT

                              TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION STUDY

APPENDIX C_MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

APPENDIX D_2002 TRAFFIC STUDY

APPENDIX E_ NOISE STUDY

APPENDIX F_ SOIL VAPOR SURVEY


                                                                        TABLE

SUMMARY

Table S‑1:      Proposed Master Plan Projects................................................................................... S-9

Table S-2:      Summary of Environmental Effects............................................................................ S-17

 

CHAPTER 2

Table 2‑1:      Proposed Master Plan Projects. 2-10

Table 2‑2:      List of Related Projects. 2-24

 

CHAPTER 3

Table 3‑1:      California and National Ambient Air Quality Standards. 3-30
Table 3‑2:      Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Data at the North Main Street Monitoring Station in Los Angeles. 3-32

Table 3‑3:      SCAQMD Thresholds of Significance for Construction and Operational Emissions. 3-35

Table 3‑4:      Peak-Day Construction Emissions (pounds per day) 3-37

Table 3‑5:      Increase in Operation Emissions (in pounds per day) 3-38

Table 3‑6:      Peak Eight-Hour CO Concentrations (ppm) at Intersections with Maximum Impact 3-39

Table 3‑7:      Significant Active Faults. 3-84

Table 3‑8:      Modified Mercalli Scale for Earthquake Intensity. 3-86

Table 3‑9:      City Directories for 10100 Jefferson Boulevard. 3-104

Table 3‑10:     DOGGR Oil Wells Status. 3-105

Table 3‑11:     Clarifiers, Location, and Waste Discharged. 3-108

Table 3‑12:     List of Hazardous Materials or Waste Locations & Quantities. 3-111
Table 3:13:     LACDPW Hydrology Manual Calculation Results for Allowable Off-Site Peak Flow
                     Rates to the Existing Storm Drain System. 3-138

Table 3‑14:     Comparison of the Proposed Project with Local Plans. 3-148

Table 3‑15:     Existing Regional and Local Population Characteristics – Race/Ethnicity (2000) 3-159

Table 3‑16:     Employment Projections, 2000 – 2030. 3-160

Table 3‑17:     Existing Regional and Local Housing Characteristics – Occupancy (2000) 3-161

Table 3‑18:     Existing Regional and Local Housing Characteristics– Tenure (2000) 3-161

Table 3:19:     Project Vicinity Noise Measurement Results (dBA) Western}
              
       Perimeterof ProjectSite along Freshman Drive. 3-168

Table 3‑20:     Project Vicinity Noise Measurement Results (dBA) Southern
             
       Perimeterof CollegeProject Site, Stocker Street 3-169

Table 3‑21:     Traffic Noise Model Results for Existing Conditions. 3-170

Table 3‑22:     Culver City Land Use/Noise Compatibility Matrix. 3-171

Table 3‑23:     Interior and Exterior Noise Standards. 3-172

Table 3‑24:     Construction Equipment Noise Emission Levels. 3-174

Table 3‑25:     Construction Noise and Estimated Construction Noise in the Vicinity of an Active Construction Site. 3-175

Table 3‑26:     Traffic Noise Model Results for 2015 Conditions. 3-177

Table 3‑27:     Traffic Noise Model Results for 2022 Conditions. 3-179

Table 3‑28:     Public Services and Facilities. 3-182

Table 3‑29:     Fire Stations Serving the College Campus. 3-185

Table 3‑30:     Educational Facilities within 1 Mile of the College. 3-187

Table 3‑31:     Parks and Recreational Facilities. 3-190

Table 3‑32:     Future Employee Projection. 3-197

Table 3‑33:     Study Intersections for West Los Angeles College Facilities Master Plan. 3-203

Table 3‑34:     Existing Street and Freeway Physical Characteristics, West Los Angeles College Facilities Master Plan. 3-206

Table 3‑35:     Level of Service Definitions for Signalized Intersections. 3-212

Table 3‑36:     Level of Service Definitions for Two-Way and All-Way Stop-Controlled Intersections. 3-213

Table 3‑37:     Intersection Level of Service Analysis Summary West Los Angeles
                     
College Master Plan EIR Existing Conditions (Year 2004) 3-214

Table 3‑38:     Existing Parking Supply and Demand. 3-217

Table 3‑39:     Trip Generation Estimates for Related Projects. 3-220

Table 3‑40:     Programmed Intersection Improvements in the Study Area (Year 2015) 3-224

Table 3‑41:     Existing and Forecast Vehicle Trip Generation. 3-227

Table 3‑42:     Intersection Level of Service Analysis Summary, Future Conditions (Year 2015)

                     Option 1 – Without 2nd Access Road. 3-233

Table 3‑43:     Intersection Level of Service Analysis Summary, Future Conditions (Year 2015)
                     Option 2 – With 2nd Access Road. 3-236

Table 3‑44:     Intersection Level of Service Analysis Summary, Future Conditions(Year 2022) 3-239

Table 3‑45:     Summary of Affected Intersections. 3-242

Table 3‑46:     CMP Intersection Level of Service Analysis Summary. 3-249

Table 3‑47:     Parking Demand And Supply Analysis. 3-257

Table 3‑48:     Mitigation Program Phasing for Jefferson Boulevard Alignment between 2010 and 2022. 3-265

Table 3‑49:     Mitigation Program Phasing for Jefferson Boulevard Alignment between 2023 and 2035. 3-266

Table 3‑50:     Current and Projected Full-Time-Equivalent (FTE) Units at West Los Angeles College. 3-267

Table 3‑51:     LACDPW Hydrology Manual Calculation Results for Allowable Off-Site
                     Peak Flow Rates to the Existing Storm Drainage System.. 3-278

 

CHAPTER 4

Table 4‑1:      Alternatives Development Summary. 4-6

Table 4‑2:      Previous (1989) Facilities Master Plan (PFMP) 4-7

Table 4‑3:      Comparative Environmental Analysis of Alternatives. 4-13

 

CHAPTER 5

Table 5-1:      List of Related Projects. 5-3

 

 

FIGURES

 

SUMMARY

Figure S-1:     Regional Location Map...............................................................................................S-4

Figure S-2:     Existing Facilities Map................................................................................................S-6

Figure S-3:     Existing Land Use Map..............................................................................................S-7

Figure S-4:     Proposed Facilities Master Plan..................................................................................S-8

Figure S-5:     Proposed Alternative Alignments for Second Access Road .........................................S-13

 

CHAPTER 2

Figure 2‑1:     Regional Location Map. 2-3

Figure 2‑2:     Project Vicinity Map with Proposed Second Access Road Alignments. 2-4

Figure 2‑3:     Existing Facilities Map. 2-5

Figure 2‑4:     Existing Land Use Map. 2-7

Figure 2‑5:     Proposed Facilities Master Plan. 2-9

Figure 2‑6:     Second Access Road – Alignment 1b. 2-15

Figure 2‑7:     Second Access Road – Alignment 1d. 2-16

Figure 2‑8:     Location of Related Projects. 2-31

 

CHAPTER 3

Figure 3‑1:     Northeast View of Aviation Technology Building. 3-3

Figure 3‑2:     Eastern View of Esplanade, from B Street 3-4

Figure 3‑3:     View West from Parking Lot B.. 3-4

Figure 3‑4:     Easterly View of Stocker Street and Transmission Line Easement 3-7

Figure 3‑5:     North to Northwesterly View Overlooking the Southern Side of the Campus from a Two‑Story,
                    
Single-Family Residence Located on Flaxton Street 3-7

Figure 3‑6:     Northwesterly View from the Grounds of Mary Crest Manor on St.James Drive. 3-8

Figure 3‑7:     Easterly View across Freshman Drive at Stairway to the Tennis and Basketball Courts. 3-9

Figure 3‑8:     View West from Freshman Drive to Tara Hills Showing Landscape Buffer 3-10

Figure 3‑9:     Southerly Oriented View Showing the North End of the Drainage Channel

                     Easement Paralleling Freshman Drive. 3-11

Figure 3‑10:    Southwest End of Physical Fitness Complex and Tennis Courts. 3-11

Figure 3‑11:    Northwesterly View of the Residential Complex Near Proposed Second Access Road. 3-23

Figure 3‑12:    South View of the Residential Complex Near Proposed Second Access Road. 3-24

Figure 3‑13:    Fine Arts Complex and Library/Learning Center, View N.W. 3-65

Figure 3‑14:    Aviation Technology Complex, View North from B Street 3-65

Figure 3‑15:    Site Geology and Groundwater Map. 3-81

Figure 3‑16:    Regional Fault Map. 3-85

Figure 3‑17:    Liquefaction and Landslide Zones. 3-88

Figure 3‑18:    Locations of Oil Wells in Vicinity of Second Access Road Alignments. 3-107

Figure 3‑19:    Existing Hydrology Map. 3-132

Figure 3‑20:    Study Area Boundary – Census Tracts. 3-158

Figure 3‑21:    Noise Monitoring Locations. 3-168

Figure 3‑22:    Public Services and Facilities in the Project Area. 3-183

Figure 3‑23:    Project Location and Analyzed Intersections. 3-205

Figure 3‑24:    Related Project Locations. 3-226

Figure 3‑25:    Project Trip Distribution. 3-229

Figure 3‑26:    Proposed Campus Second Access Road—Alignment 1b. 3-251

Figure 3‑27:    Proposed Campus Second Access Road—Alignment 1d. 3-252

Figure 3‑28:    Year 2015 Circulation Plan. 3-254

Figure 3‑29:    Year 2022 Circulation Plan. 3-255

 

CHAPTER 4

Figure 4‑1:     Proposed Alternative Alignments for Second Access Road........................................... 4-9

 

CHAPTER 5

Figure 5-1:     Location of Related Projects.........................................................................................5-9