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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Playa Vista School Meeting Update

Last night’s community meeting for the proposed Playa Vista school site discussed the project overview of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) DRAFT Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and design presentation of the proposed school. The scope of this meeting was to provide the public with summaries of study results, allow the public to comment on issues addressed, record comments made, and outline the next steps in the CEQA process.

The CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act):
--> is required for new schools built by LAUSD
--> informs the public and decision makers about the project and potential environmental impacts
--> identifies feasible ways to avoid and reduce potential impacts
--> discloses significant and unavoidable impacts
--> provides an open forum for the public and local/state agencies to comment on issues.

Highlights of the proposed project element discussed:
--> Proposed schedule opening - Fall 2012
--> Approximately $32 million budget for this project
--> Approximately 4.08 acre site
--> Approximately 50,000 square feet of building space with architectural sustainability (green) measures in place
--> 650 two-semester elementary school seats (K- 5th grade)
--> 26 classrooms, library, administrative spaces, food services with lunch room, multi-purpose room, hardcourts, and play field
--> 59 parking spaces for faculty and staff
--> Osborn Architects has been selected as the architect for this project.


We promise to keep you posted and urge you to attend the next community meeting. Please visit http://www.laschools.org/ for more information or click on the links below to learn more about the project:

Project Status of Central Region Elementary School No. 22 (aka Playa Vista School)

Meeting Presentation

Project Report Documents

DRAFT Environmental Impact Report (September 2008)

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