7th Street / Metro Portal Connection to The Bloc (KOP D)
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The proposed project would occur beneath and existing roadway and would be part of an existing transit system.
The project involves constructing and underground pedestrian passageway below 7th Street to connect the existing 7th Street/Metro Center subway station to the under construction 1.8 million sf mixed use development called The Bloc (formerly Macy's Plaza). The station currently serves the Red, Purple, Expo, and Blue Lines. The original station was built with "knock-out panels" to facilitate station connections to designations near the station. The tunnel will be 17 lineal feet in length and 20 feet wide by 15 feet high. The tunnel will be approximately 27 feet below grade. The tunnel will join to the lower level of the future mall and provide street access via escalators. It is important to provide an additional point of access to the station as the station is the busiest in the entire system. Currently there are no exits south of 7th Streets.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
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