The City of Los Angeles, BSS in cooperation with the Bureau of Engineering (BOE), is proposing to develop a satellite site at 2601 East 25th Street to store and process recycled asphalt pavement (RAP). The project would be a continuation of the Asphalt Plant No. 1 site improvements that is located at 2484 East Olympic Boulevard, approximately 1.2 miles from the project site. Asphalt Plant No. 1 was completed and operational in 2019 and is designed to produce up to 700,000 tons of asphalt annually and increase the use of RAP in asphalt from 20 percent to 50 percent. Since the start of its commissioning in 2019, the Asphalt Plant No. 1 has produced between 280,000 to 320,000 tons of hot mix asphalt (HMA) annually. The project site would be able to store and process a maximum of 294,000 tons of RAP annually and enable Asphalt Plant No. 1 to economically produce HMA utilizing 50 percent RAP.
Specifically, this project involves: 1) demolition of an existing concrete platform to enlarge the working area; 2) construction of a 22,600-square-foot, 46-foot-tall, light frame canopy structure to cover the stockpiles of unprocessed and processed RAP and the RAP processing equipment; 3) construction of a new 610-square-foot office space with a break room, electric room, and restroom, provide utility connections including power, water, sewer, and telecommunication infrastructure; and 4) miscellaneous site improvements such as installation of truck weight scales and concrete pavement at the facility entrance and exit, facility lighting and site drainage upgrades, and the design and installation of new perimeter fencing. Low Impact Development planter boxes would be installed along the northern, eastern, southern, and partially western sides of the proposed storage space and in the western portion of the project site.