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24 CFR Part 58 is the Federal regulation that outlines the environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD environmental responsibilities. Compliance under this regulation will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), additional Federal regulations required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and a few state/local environmental requirements. In regard to projects undertaken by Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), the review done under 24 CFR Part 58 is often referred to as the NEPA review.

Historic Preservation Section 106 Review

All projects must adhere to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR 800. During the environmental review, all projects are evaluated for their potential impact on properties designated as historic, eligible for historic status, or located within a historic district. This evaluation process is commonly referred to as the Section 106 Review.

Projects that may impact historic properties must be reviewed to guarantee that project plans will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historic Building Code. If necessary, HCIDLA will outline a set of conditions for the project proponent to follow, in addition to conducting a walkthrough at 50% and 100% completion to verify compliance.

Estimated Review Time

The complexity of each review may vary, depending on a project’s scope of work and the proposed project site’s existing environmental conditions. The following table contains an estimated review time for the most common projects undertaken by HCIDLA.

Project TypeNumbers of UnitsEstimated Review Time
Acquisition1-4 units5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation1-4 units5 to 30 days
5+ units45 to 60 days

Demolition/

New Construction

Residential to Residential (1-4 units)
Residential to Residential (5+ units)
Nonresidential to Residential
Residential to Nonresidential
 
 

Public Notice Dissemination  

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS


Friday, January 21, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
David.Greenwood@lacity.org

This notice satisfies the procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about February 7, 2022, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program authorized under Title I, Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.)(Public Law 93-383, approved August 23, 1974; and Choice Neighborhoods grant funds under Action Activities, to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Harbor Boulevard Improvement Project

PURPOSE: The property is located between 1st and 3rd Street along Harbor Boulevard to the east side of the street. Project site encompasses the existing trolley track (former Red Car Trolley Line) right of way (ROW) which is approximately 668’ long and varies in width between 21’ and 35’. The project site is owned by Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and is adjacent to the existing waterfront promenade. The proposed project includes demolition of the existing rail tracks with accessories, and then expanding the existing Promenade to create a new park with new recreation amenities for the community. The amenities include a flex-space plaza for food vendors, multi-purpose lawn area, shade structure with swing benches, children’s play area, adult exercise equipment, picnic tables, game tables, and benches throughout the site. Landscape planting for the park area will be designed to increase the site’s ecology and to maintain and create a comfortable, sustainable, and enjoyable environment for the community. There will be a new irrigation system that includes low volume drip irrigation, bubblers, rotary spray heads with high efficiency heads, an ET SMART controller, and new valves and pipes where needed. The Port of Los Angeles will demolish the existing tracks and clean up the existing soil, while HACLA will be responsible for constructing the park. Maintenance of the park will be the done by the Port of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: Harbor Boulevard between 1st Street and 3rd Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. Council District 15

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,650,000

The activities proposed are Categorically Excluded, Subject to the Federal Laws and Authorities referenced under 24 CFR 58.5 for the above-mentioned project. LAHD has determined that this project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: David Greenwood at david.greenwood@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by February 5, 2022 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and LAHD’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of LAHD; (b) LAHD has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Lovell.Williams@lacity.org

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about January 28, 2022, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD-VASH and Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Central Apartments

PURPOSE: Highridge Costa Development Company, LLC. is proposing to develop a new contemporary, five‐story, 57-unit, supportive housing project called Central Apartments. Central Apartments will consist of (56) 0-bedroom units (400 sq. ft.) and (1) 1-bedroom unit (694 sq. ft.) shared between the second and fifth floors. All (57) units will be equipped with a kitchenette and private bathroom. Each unit will be fully furnished with a refrigerator, microwave oven, dresser, nightstand, dining table, chairs and a double bed. The units will also include a closet space and heating and air conditioning. The proposed development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including a large residential lobby with mail area, a security room (97 sq. ft.), (4) offices (132 – 155 sq. ft.), (2) unisex restrooms (76 – 83 sq. ft.), a large open landscaped courtyard/deck (2,380 sq. ft.), (6) outdoor decks (374 – 823 sq. ft.), a recreation room with a full kitchen (1,206 sq. ft.), a laundry room with a total of (6) washers and (6) dryers (267 sq. ft.), a storage closet (112 sq. ft.), (5) janitor closets with a utility sink (56 – 77 sq. ft.) and a bike storage room (551 sq. ft.). The new development will provide (59) bicycles stalls and (7) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Central Avenue. The development intends to serve a mixed population of homeless Veterans and homeless and chronically homeless individuals. Forty-two of the (56) permanent supportive housing units to be reserved for homeless Veterans and (14) units for homeless and chronically homeless individuals. The 1-bedroom unit will be reserved for an on-site property manager. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 2106, 2018, 2112 South Central Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90011

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,083,264.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $21,665,280.00 / / HUD-VASH PBV and HUD Section 8 PBV

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at lovell.williams@lacity.org.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by January 27, 2022 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Thursday, December 30, 2021
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Shelly.Lo@lacity.org

These notices satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about January 15, 2022, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the HUD for the release of Section 8 Project Based Voucher (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, and Public Law 112-55, as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Beacon Landing

PURPOSE: Beacon Landing is a new-construction 89-unit permanent supportive housing development for individuals experiencing homelessness and/or chronic homelessness. The project is located on two contiguous parcels of land totaling 33,000 square feet in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles. The new development will replace a dated concrete industrial building with a contemporary and streamlined design, featuring eighty-eight studio units at approximately 325 square feet each; and one two-bedroom at approximately 650 square feet reserved for the on-site property manager. Common area amenities include secured bicycle parking, landscaped courtyards, central laundry room equipped with nine (9) laundry washing machines, a large community room & lounge, and office/administrative space for both property management and supportive services staff. All resident units will be subsidized by project-based Section 8 vouchers and will receive specific, targeted services on-site provided by LA Family Housing in order to help residents stabilize and thrive in permanently affordable, supportive housing. This is an opportunity to offer safe clean and affordable supportive housing to low-income families and individuals. The opportunity for these people to live and enjoy all the amenities of this community within this area is a great benefit to this community and the residents that live in the San Pedro community area.

LOCATION: 311-345 N. Beacon Street, San Pedro, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90731

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,445,664 annually for (20) years, total funding of $28,913,280 / HACLA Project Based Voucher (PBV).

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned projects. LAHD has determined that these projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Shelly Lo at shelly.lo@lacity.org

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by January 14, 2022, will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice and which project they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at HUDLOSANGELESOPH@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manager
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

 

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