San Fernando High School Teen Center
The San Fernando High School Teen Health Center project was proposed on the site of San Fernando High School, owned by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The project comprises an approximately 5000-square-foot, single story facility with four medical and two dental examination rooms, four counseling offices, business offices, a sterilization room, dispensary, laboratory, a nurse’s station and a conference room. It also includes a surface parking lot with 11 public parking stalls and an internal access road connecting the proposed facility to Chamberlain Road. Under contract to Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, UltraSystems prepared an Initial Study (IS) leading to a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) along with supporting air quality and noise technical studies. Issues raised on this project included the presence of soil contamination that lead to mitigation requiring excavation and removal of soils prior to site development. The analysis contained in the IS concluded that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment, revisions have been made or agreed to by the project proponents that will avoid or mitigate the effects to a point where no significant effects would occur. The IS/MND was certified as adequate by the County Board of Supervisors and the project was approved. For the next phase of work, UltraSystems would install exploratory borings as near as feasible to proposed excavations to collect representative samples for potential contaminants that may be encountered.