Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Preservation Plan
Los Angeles, California
Chattel created a Preservation Plan for over 100 National Register of Historic Places -listed resources at the Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus. The Preservation Plan was prepared to guide the treatment of historic properties and appropriate future development at VA West LA Campus.
The Preservation Plan is now an effective tool for the VA to streamline compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, such as Section 106, NEPA, and CEQA. The Preservation Plan provides guidance on how to avoid adverse effects on the historic properties. Technical appendices in the document provide key reference materials useful in preparing compliance documents to meet all applicable historic preservation and environmental regulatory requirements. Additionally, the Preservation Plan provides guidance on appropriate new infill construction, additions to historic buildings, landscaping and the rehabilitation, maintenance, and preservation of historic buildings on the Campus.
The Preservation Plan includes comprehensive information on the treatment of historic resources on the Campus. Sections include: Assessing and Avoiding Adverse Effects, Character-Defining Features and Design Guidelines, SOIS Compliance, The Section 106 process, and Schematic Design Review.
Services also included collaboration with archeologists to identify areas of particular sensitivity for the discovery of archaeological resources.