Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Project
For more than 50 years, Mirman School has provided an exceptional educational experience for highly gifted students aged 5 through 14. In order to maintain the continuity of its mission, and building on a successful campus expansion, the school's leadership are beginning to envision what Mirman's next iteration might look like.
In order to provide the most contemporary learning spaces serving the school’s unique learners and potentially extend the same experience to older students by building a small, specialized high school, Mirman is seeking a conditional use permit (CUP) for a campus improvement and expansion project that may include improvements to portions of existing facilities and the construction of a new academic building on the school's existing 5.5 acre footprint on Mulholland Drive.
The CUP application is for the following proposed projects:
- Renovation of several existing elementary and middle school classrooms and art instruction areas
- Construction of approximately 45,000 square foot three-level academic building (one subterranean level and two above-grade levels) with new classrooms and instructional spaces, administrative offices, and multi-purpose room
- Addition of new on-site parking spaces
- Relocation of existing fire lane
- New and enhanced landscaping
Conceptual Renderings of Potential Plans
What is Mirman School proposing?
In order to provide the most contemporary learning spaces serving the school’s unique learners and potentially extend the same experience to older students, Mirman is seeking a conditional use permit (CUP) for a campus improvement and expansion project that may include improvements to portions of existing facilities and the construction of a new academic building on the school's existing 5.5 acre footprint on Mulholland Drive.
What is a conditional use permit (CUP) and why does Mirman need one?
A CUP is a planning and zoning approval issued by the City to allow a proposed use within a specific zoning designation. In order to allow for the proposed campus improvements, Mirman is seeking approval of a new CUP that will consolidate all existing conditions of approval under its current CUP, and impose new conditions of approval that are pertinent proposed project.
What is Mirman’s current enrollment? What will the enrollment be in the future?
The proposed project will increase the allowed enrollment from 330 students in grades K-8 to a maximum of 535 students in grades K-12.
Will the school work with neighbors to ensure that the surrounding community is not negatively impacted?
Mirman School has been a proud member of the educational community and the Mulholland Drive neighborhood for more than 5 decades, and places tremendous value on the relationships and collaborations nurtured over the years. The school intends to honor these connections in the course of discussing the proposed project, and to work together with area stakeholders to achieve the best outcome for the community and for students.
What is the estimated schedule for construction? How long will construction take?
This depends on various circumstances including time to obtain entitlements, fundraising and review and approval of project building plans. For current planning purposes, we are projecting a completion date of 2025.