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LA Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade

The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and surrounding communities. This project implements a piece of the Connect US Action Plan , which was finalized in 2015 and identified active transportation improvement projects in the vicinity of Union Station to create safe access for people walking, bicycling and rolling to Union Station.

Utility Investigation Update

Environmental Report Update

Metro has prepared the Addendum No. 2 to the Final Environmental Impact Report (Addendum) to capture design elements that have changed since the Metro Board Certified the Final EIR in 2018.

The Addendum encompasses the following changes:

Alameda Esplanade

  • Sidewalk Realignment
  • Maintaining southern crosswalk
  • Historic streetlight replacement
  • Lane striping/Traffic Signal Modifications

Los Angeles Street

  • Maintaining left turn onto Alameda
  • ADA accessible pathway
  • Utility relocations

The public comment period closed August 26th, 2020.

The FEIR Addendum No. 2 is scheduled to be presented to the Metro Board in October: All Board agendas and reports can be found here .

  • October 14: Planning and Programming Committee
  • October 22: Regular Metro Board Meeting

For additional questions about the Addendum, please contact Megan Nangle at

Thank you to those who were able to attend the virtual public meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 to learn about the latest project updates, the Addendum 2 to the Final Environmental Impact Report and an overview of the upcoming utility survey on Alameda and Los Angeles Streets. Questions and comments that were shared have been documented by our team.

You can view a recording of the meeting here.