Portola High School at Heritage Fields
PlaceWorks supported the Irvine Unified School District with navigating CEQA requirements, environmental assessment, site monitoring, and community engagement for a new high school on the site of a former Marine Corps base.
Irvine Unified School District
- Site Assessment & Remediation
- School Facilities Planning
- CEQA/NEPA Compliance
- Risk Assessments
- Community Participation
The district proposed to construct and operate a comprehensive high school with a maximum enrollment capacity of 2,600 students and a full complement of buildings and athletic amenities. The project site was in the Heritage Fields Project on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Base. The site had already been cleared for residential use by the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and extensive additional site assessment showed that the high school met DTSC’s school standards.