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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 Type Numbers of Units Estimated Review Time
Acquisition 1-4 units 5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation 1-4 units 5 to 30 days
5+ units 45 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  


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

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Shelly.Lo@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 June 27, 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: 87th & Western Apartments

PURPOSE: 87th & Western Apartments, fka SOLA at 87th, 87th @ Western, Western at 87th, will be the new construction of a mixed-use affordable housing development with 160 units as well as 6,853 sf of commercial space for community-serving retail and/or a restaurant. The Project will provide a total of 157 affordable housing units consisted of 77 1-bedroom units @ 617 sq.ft., 67 2-bedroom units @ 800 sq.ft., and 13 3-bedroom units @ 1220 sq.ft. for low income population plus 3 market rate 2-bedroom units @ 800 sq.ft. for managers and will be developed altogether in one phase. While technically comprised of 2 buildings (East – 5 stories, and West – 3 stories), above ground the Project will appear as 6 wings. The East Building will be 5 stories with 100 dwelling units, 6,853 sf of commercial space, 2,229 sf of community room, and 1,688 sf of office space for tenant’s services. The West Building will be 3 stories with 60 residential units and a subterranean parking of 100 spaces (73 residential and 27 commercial). Each set of 3 buildings will be connected by an above ground walkway at each floor. The Project will involve the demolition of a vacant 4,777 sf two-story commercial building previously operated by Bank of America as a bank branch, and asphalt paving The project, as proposed, will be in conformance with the South Los Angeles Community Plan Area of the City of Los Angeles’s General Plan.

LOCATION: 8701-8735 S. Western Avenue, 1816-1828 W. 87th Street, 1805-1829 W. 88th Street, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90047

FUNDING: Estimated: $1,059,000 annually for (20) years, total funding of $21,180,000 / 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 June 26, 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



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

Friday May 27, 2022
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
David.Greenwood@lacity.org

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

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 13, 2022, LAHD will submit a request to HUD for the release of CDBG funds. In addition, 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: Estrella Azul (formerly known as Las Palmas Hotel Project)

PURPOSE: This project involves 80 units of supportive housing. There is an existing 2-story building (Las Palomas Hotel) with 62 units that was formerly financed with CDBG funding from a pre-existing loan; and this building will be demolished leaving two exterior walls in place. The total 80 units of supportive housing will involve two (2) separate new 4-story apartment buildings; one using the pre-existing footprint with the two remaining walls, and the second new 4-story will be located to the east of the site. The developer has indicated the old existing debt will be recast as part of the re-syndication for this project. The site is located at 2201 E. 1st Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles; and was formerly known as the Las Palomas Hotel Project. The site is located on parcels (APNs: 5183-050-035 and 5183-050-048) that currently has one (1) two-story brick building, built in 1926, that will involve demolition. New construction consists of two new 4-story buildings to provide supportive housing with a maximum height of 56 feet tall. The project will feature seventy-nine (79) 0-bedroom studio units ranging from approx. 370 S.F. to 400 S.F. each, and one (1) 2-bedroom manager’s unit at 767 S.F., equating to 80 units total. Housing is 100% affordable and 14 of the 18 Section 8 Project Based Voucher (PBV) contract units will be reserved for chronically homeless participants. Accessibility features include nine (9) reserved units for mobility units, and four (4) units reserved for communication units. Estrella Azul will also include wide-ranging on-site support services, provided by ACOF, such as case management, referral services, life skills classes, substance abuse recovery services, transportation assistance, and employment services. Office areas and the service and management staff offices will have two (2) separate double-stall bathrooms to serve these areas. There will be 62 long-term bicycle parking stalls and 6 short term bicycle stalls. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of ten (10) washing machines.

LOCATION: 2201-2207 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

FUNDING 1: Section 8 – Estimated: $328,752 annually for (20) years, total funding of $6,575,040 / HACLA Project Based Voucher (PBV).

FUNDING 2: CDBG – $4,560,081

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: 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 June 11, 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 under Section 8 PBV 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. Objections under CDBG 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 Department via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period at CPDLA@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development Department 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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