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Hansen Dam Phase II Ranger Station and Trail Improvement (Archived)

Mitigated Negative Declaration (CEQA) and Draft Environmental Assessment-FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT (EA/FONSI), Hansen Dam Phase II Ranger Station and Trail Improvements Project. Council District 7, Community Planning Area of Arleta-Pacoima: southeast of the intersection of Dronfield Avenue and Osborne Street inside the Hansen Dam Flood Control Basin and Recreation Area. The Department of Public Works proposes to construct a ranger station and visitor center, with office space for park rangers and park staff as well as public information areas, public restrooms and storage space. The project would be located on undeveloped land. The facility would also include a park maintenance function, being axillary to a nearby, existing maintenance yard. The existing yard is 1,000 feet to the north. In addition to the new (approximately 5,000-square-foot) facility, the project would include site improvements for park visitors (e.g., 25-50 parking spaces, water fountains, trash receptacles), trail improvements for equestrian use, pedestrian walkways, and an interior roadway for vehicular use. Perimeter fencing and a main entry gate would be provided along with staging areas for entry points into the trails. Once completed, the ranger station/visitor center, maintenance yard would be operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, Valley Region.

Recreation and Parks Commission adopted the MND on June 17 and a Notice of Determination was filed on June 22, 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted a Finding of No Significant Impact on June 17, 2009.

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Review Status Public Review Period
Public Notice of Proposed Actions Affecting Federal Lands Completed June 26, 2008 - July 28, 2008
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration    
Environmental Assessment/Mitigated Negative Declaration & Initial Study