Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements Environmental Impact Report

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Summary

SCH Number
2016121064
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Document Title
Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements Environmental Impact Report
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
Project will focus on perimeter improvements to enhance pedestrian accessibility, safety, and connectivity. The proposed improvements to LA Union Station include removing the short-term parking northwest of the entrance to LAUS (approx. 60 spaces) to create a new civic plaza with an outdoor seating area; creating a new esplanade along Alameda Street (between Cesar E. Chavez Ave. and Arcadia) by narrowing the roadway and reallocating roadway area for the expanded pedestrian and bicyclist multiuse esplanade on the eastside and widened sidewalks on the west; reconfiguring the entrance from LAUS to the El Pueblo de LA State Historic Park by creating a new expanded, raised pedestrian crossing that leads into a new pedestrian plaza that includes a two-way off-street bicycle path through the expanded El Pueblo plaza near the west side of LA Street; providing pedestrian safety and additional connectivity through the partial closure of LA Street and closure of the northwestern LAUS driveway on Alameda Street; and repurposing the northernmost travel lane on Arcadia Street (adjacent to El Pueblo) between Alameda Street and Spring Street into a tour bus parking area designated as El Pueblo.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Carvajal
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza, MS: 99-23-4
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-922-3084

Location

Coordinates
34°03'22.6"N 118°14'13.6"W
Cities
Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles
Counties
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Alameda St and Cesar E. Chavez Ave, and Alameda St and Arcadia St
Zip
90012
Total Acres
6.7
Parcel #
5408009900, 5408011908, 5408009903, 5408010900, 5408009904, 5408010901, 5409023934, 5409023930,
State Highways
101, 10, 110, 60, 5
Railways
UPRR, BNSF, Amtrak
Airports
LAPD Heliport
Schools
Various
Waterways
LA River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
https://www.metro.net/about/union-station/la-union-station-forecourt-and-esplanade/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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