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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

Friday October 8, 2021
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), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about October 25, 2021, 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. In addition, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the HUD for the release of HOME funds under Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq., as amended to undertake the following project:

PROJECT: Towne I

PURPOSE: This site is located at 713 E. 5th Street in the Central City neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site parcel (APN: 5147-010-002) currently has one (1) building on site; one three-story hotel building (Edward Hotel) located at 713 E. 5th Street. The existing building, built in 1924, on the project site will be demolished. The site area for the residential development is a 0.126-acre (2,747 S.F.) in a rectangular shaped lot; located on 5th Street between Towne Avenue to the northwest and Stanford Avenue to the southeast. The surrounding area is used for both residential and commercial purposes. This project involves an 8-story building at a maximum height of 102 feet tall and will feature fifty (50) studio units at 400 S.F. each. Housing is 100% affordable housing and intended for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals. There will also be a one (1) two-bedroom manager’s unit (802 S.F.); equating to 51 total apartment units (including the manager’s unit). There will be 6 accessible units for mobility and 3 units for communication/sensory impaired. All units shall meet accessibility requirements of Section 504 and UFAS. This project (Towne I) will provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals; with on-site supportive services space and Property Management. There will be 42 long-term bicycle parking stalls, 4 short term bicycle stalls, and 1 accessible vehicle parking space for staff. Each studio unit will be approximately 400 S.F. and fully furnished, including full kitchen, kitchen table/chairs, bed, dresser, and nightstand. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of six (6) washing machines.

LOCATION: 713 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

FUNDING: Estimated: $767,400 annually for (20) years, total funding of $15,348,000 / HACLA Project Based Voucher (PBV). In addition, HOME funding in the amount of $1,650,000.

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 October 23, 2021, 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
 

Thursday, September 23, 2021
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 October 9, 2021, LAHD will authorize HACLA to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of HUD Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) fund 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: Montecito II Senior Housing

PURPOSE: Thomas Safran & Associates Development, Inc. and Housing Corporation of America are proposing to integrate a new contemporary, six‐story, supportive housing project called Montecito II Senior Housing with the existing Historic Montecito I Apartments. Montecito II Senior Housing will consist of (28) 0-bedroom units (430 sq. ft.) and (36) 1-bedroom units (520 sq. ft.) shared between the first and sixth floors. All unit will be fully equipped with Energy Star appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher and range) as well as environmentally friendly sustainable features such as energy efficient windows, low-flow toilets, sinks, and heating / air conditioning systems. The proposed development will offer a variety of amenities and features to its residents including (1) entrance lobby area (500 sq. ft.), (1) landscaped courtyard (2,900 sq. ft.), (1) community room (1,800 sq. ft.), (1) roof deck (750 sq. ft.).

The new development will provide (75) bicycles stalls and (104) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Cherokee Avenue. The development intends to serve a mixed population of low income seniors and formerly homeless seniors, who are 62 years of age and older. Thirty-two of the 64 housing units will be set aside as permanent supportive housing for homeless and chronically homeless seniors. Sixteen of the 32 housing units will be reserved for chronically homeless participants. One of the 1-bedroom units 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 Hollywood Community Plan Area, a part of the City of Los Angeles General Plan.

LOCATION: 6650 – 6668 West Franklin Avenue and 1855 North Cherokee Avenue, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90028

FUNDING: Estimated: $525,696.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $10,513,920.00 / 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 October 8, 2021 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 September 16, 2021
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), formerly known as HCIDLA.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about October 4, 2021, 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: Avalon 1355

PURPOSE: This project site is located at 1355 N. Avalon Boulevard in the Wilmington neighborhood area within the City of Los Angeles. The site is located on parcel (APN: 7420-007-040), that currently has one (1) single-story commercial grocery store building, built in 1954, that will be rehabilitated and renovated (adaptive reuse) into supportive housing. In addition, there will be new construction of a 4-story addition located at the existing building’s south end. The site area for the residential development is a 0.89 acre (38,768 S.F.) in a rectangular shaped lot; located on the west side of N. Avalon Boulevard, between E. Pacific Coast Highway to the north and E. M Street to the south. The surrounding area is mainly commercial 1-story business and residential 2-story apartment buildings. This project involves an adaptive reuse of an existing one-story commercial building, and new construction of a 4-story addition at a maximum height of 56 feet tall; located at the south end of the existing building. The project will feature thirty-seven (37) 0-bedroom studio units at approximately 418 S.F. each, sixteen (16) 1-bedroom units at 569 S.F. each, and one (1) 2-bedroom manager’s unit at 929 S.F., equating to 54 units total. Housing is 100% affordable and 53 units will be intended for small families experiencing homelessness and chronically homeless individuals; and will include a manager’s unit. Forty-nine (49) units will be reserved for people experiencing mental illness, and 27% of the building’s total units will have features designed for those with mobility or visual impairment and the remaining units will be adaptable. There will be 45 long-term bicycle parking stalls and 4 short term bicycle stalls. Regarding the laundry room, there will be a total of four (4) washing machines.

LOCATION: 1355 N. Avalon Boulevard, Wilmington, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 90744

FUNDING: Estimated: $946,716 annually for (20) years, total funding of $18,934,320 / 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: 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 October 1, 2021, 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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