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Projects Under Environmental Review


The following projects are currently engaged in the environmental review process. As noted in the Environmental Review Timeline located below the project summary, draft environmental documents for these projects, including Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports, may be viewed by the public online or at a designated public location as they become available to facilitate public disclosure and provide the opportunity for public comment. Each project listed has a brief summary, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review timeline, and links to published environmental documents listed below the summary. Dates noted in the timeline are subject to change. Check this site periodically for updated information.

Project Name
Nimoy Theater Renovation
Description

NIMOY THEATER RENOVATION PROJECT

Final Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration

Notice of Determination Posted: 10/15/20 - 11/16/20

The proposed Project involves the renovation of the existing Crest Theater into the Nimoy Theater for The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The Crest Theater is a single-screen theater that was built in 1940, and last closed in 2016. It was designated a Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM No. 919) by the City of Los Angeles in 2008. The proposed Nimoy Theater is intended as an intimate venue for up to 299 patrons with artists performing in many genres. The proposed Project would restore the theater to its original role as a venue for live performance. Interior renovations and rehabilitation of the exterior (west) fa├žade facing Westwood Boulevard are proposed.

The Initial Study (IS) found that with implementation of mitigation measures, there would be no significant environmental issues related to the proposed Project; thus, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) was prepared. The Final IS/MND for the Project contains all comments received during the 30-day public review period (November 19 to December 18, 2019), responses to comments, the Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Plan, and revised Draft IS/MND.

The Final IS/MND was adopted by the UCLA Chancellor (as delegated by the UC Regents) on October 15, 2020. Pursuant to the requirements of the CEQA, following adoption, a Notice of Determination was filed with the State Clearinghouse on October 15, 2020.

Final Initial Study/ Mitigated Negative Declaration

Notice of Determination
Status