The project involved replacing the aging and outmoded K-5 public elementary school building at the 2.12-acre site on Oriente Street and Geneva Avenue in Daly City with a new 47,000 sq. ft. school building designed to accommodate grades TK – 8, allowing the School District to consolidate all classes at one location in a new building, shown below. The District had operated an elementary school (K-5) and middle school (6-8) for many years at two separate campus locations within the City of Daly City.
The former Robertson Intermediate School and its campus property were sold to a private developer for a residential development; proceeds from the sale provided partial funding for the new consolidated TK-8 school. The School District acted as its own Lead Agency for CEQA compliance for the school replacement project, whereas the City of Daly City was Lead Agency for the residential development at the middle school site.
Lamphier-Gregory prepared an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration in 2016. There were no surprises during the environmental review process although the assessment of traffic impacts was complicated by the fact that it needed to include the combined traffic effects from the changes proposed at both school sites. Lamphier-Gregory worked closely with the School District Superintendent and the District’s Project Manager to assure a timely and successful outcome.
Images courtesy of Bayshore Elementary School District