ECORP assisted the City of Laguna Niguel with environmental services for a proposed senior living center and improvements to an existing church on an approximately 5.3-acre property in the City of Laguna Niguel.
Griffin Living proposes to design, develop, build, own, and operate the Laguna Niguel Senior Living Center. Griffin Living is also assisting Grace Church of Laguna Niguel in the redesign, remodel, and renovation of their existing church facilities. The Project proposes to subdivide the existing 5.34-acre parcel into two new parcels. Parcel 1 would include Grace Church on 1.65 acres; Parcel 2 would include the Griffin Senior Living Community on 3.69 acres.
The Project would modify portions of the existing single-story church building located on proposed Parcel 1. The Project would construct an additional first floor area to expand the kitchen, educational rooms, restrooms, and storage. The Project proposes a partial second story with youth room, offices, and restrooms.
The Project would also demolish and remove existing modular classroom and restroom buildings (approximately 3,360 square feet) currently located within the boundaries of proposed Parcel 2. The Project would construct a proposed two-story, 108-unit senior living facility with an approximately 24,000 square foot basement parking garage.
In 2022, ECORP initiated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) environmental review process for the Project. ECORP prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration along with technical studies, including air quality/greenhouse gas, biological resources, cultural resources, and energy analysis.
In May of this year the City of Laguna Beach City Council approved the Project and certified the IS/MND document that ECORP prepared.