LAUSD Schools Upgrade Program EIR
PlaceWorks prepared a thorough, all-encompassing program-level EIR for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s School Upgrade Program that also serves as a “best practices manual” and the foundation for streamlining future CEQA compliance.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Los Angeles County, California
- Graphic Design
- CEQA/NEPA Compliance
- Air Quality & GHG
- Noise & Vibration
- Risk Assessments
- Site Assessment & Remediation
- School Facilities Planning
Although LAUSD had a Program EIR for its New School Construction Program in 2004, a 15-year controversy over the discovery of soil gas and an earthquake fault at a partially built high school led the district to use extreme caution and prepare EIRs for every project. To avoid repeating this unneeded and costly practice, PlaceWorks prepared a program-level EIR for the next program phase, which was funded through the $7 billion Measure Q school bond and known as the School Upgrade Program (SUP). The SUP EIR serves as the program’s CEQA compliance, a “best practices manual,” and the foundation for streamlining thousands of future improvement projects.