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Longfellow Elementary School Expansion EIR

Riverside Unified School District hired PlaceWorks to complete the site assessment and environmental review for the expansion and modernization of Longfellow Elementary School.



Riverside Unified School District


Riverside, California


  • CEQA/NEPA Compliance
  • Air Quality & GHG
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Site Assessment & Remediation
  • School Facilities Planning

The Longfellow Elementary School Expansion and Modernization project involved the acquisition of a little over half an acre of adjacent property and demolition of two residential properties, both of historic age; a cul-de-sac; and the alley behind the residences. PlaceWorks assisted the district with environmental site assessment and CEQA clearance, including mitigation for a historic resource. The district also proposed to vacate the cul-de-sac and relocate utilities, which required approval from the City of Riverside.

PlaceWorks prepared a project EIR to cover approvals, demolition, and construction of three new buildings. Modernization of six buildings included safety and security improvements, updated instructional technology, ADA improvements, and renovation of the administration building into a parent center/classroom and daycare building. The project also proposed to develop several new play areas and a new parking lot with 40 spaces.