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LA Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade

Overview

The Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety to and from Los Angeles Union Station and reestablish the connection between the station and surrounding communities.

Metro has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) | Appendices for this project and will be accepting public comments between August 11 and September 25, 2017.

Metro initiated the environmental clearance process (California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)) for the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements project in December, 2016.  Metro has secured Active Transportation Program grant funds that contain federal monies, which will require compliance with NEPA. The California Department of Transportation, acting on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration serves as the Federal Lead Agency.

Project Elements

The proposed project is located in front of Los Angeles Union Station and on adjacent streets. The proposed improvements create a useable civic plaza, and provide enhanced pedestrian and bicycle connections between the station and surrounding businesses and communities.

LA Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade

The proposed project includes the following elements:

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  • On the east side of Alameda St, a pedestrian/bicycle path with shade trees;
  • New curb-side drop-off zone(s) on the east side of Alameda St, replacing one northbound vehicle travel lane;
  • On the west side of Alameda St, wider sidewalks in place of one southbound vehicle lane;

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  • Closure of the northern lane of Los Angeles St between Alameda St and El Pueblo crosswalk;
  • Reconfigured driveway into Union Station, including an consolidated, expanded crosswalk between Union Station and El Pueblo Historic Cultural Monument;

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  • Reconfiguration of the parking lot at the front of Union Station, including addition of a civic space, sustainability components and a seating area;
  • Small structure to serve transit riders

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  • Designated parking for El Pueblo tourist bus at the curb along the eastern side of Arcadia St between Alameda St and Spring St.

Public Workshop

Metro held a public workshop on September 13, 2017, to provide information on the proposed improvements and accept comments on the Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements DEIR.

LA Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements DEIR Public Workshop Presentation --  September 13, 2017

The Notice of Availability and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) | Appendices are also available for public review at the following locations between August 11th and September 25th:

Los Angeles Main Library                Chinatown Branch Library
630 West 5 th St                                639 N Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90071                   Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you can also submit comments in writing via mail or e-mail before September 25, 2017 by 5pm to:

Elizabeth Carvajal, Senior Manager
LAUS Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements
Metro
One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-23-4
Los Angeles, CA 90012
carvajale@metro.net

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