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Metro to Hold Two Virtual Scoping Meetings on the Arts District/6th Street Station

Wednesday April 07, 2021

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is initiating a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Arts District/6th Street Station for the B and D Lines (Red and Purple ) and will be holding two Virtual Scoping Meetings on Wednesday, April 14, and Saturday, April 17, to gather public input on the project.

The Arts District has grown considerably in recent years with many new residences and businesses — and a station would make getting to the subway a lot easier, more efficient and safer. Otherwise, the closest direct subway access to the Arts District is either at Union Station or Pershing Square.

The proposed project would be generally bounded to the north by the 6th Street Bridge, to the south by 7th Street, to the east by the Los Angeles River and to the west by Mesquit Street. With the proposed station nearly surrounded by active rail tracks, one issue to be resolved is how to get people to and from the station. Currently, it is anticipated that access will be from the north side and the study will explore providing access to the station from Mesquit and Santa Fe Avenue, the city of L.A.’s future 6th Street park and the future Metro’s L.A. River Path Project. There may also be an opportunity to coordinate secondary access and/or emergency access with adjacent developments.

Metro still needs to secure funding to build the station with the city of Los Angeles agreeing to fund the legally required DEIR. The virtual meetings are being held to solicit comments from the public on the scope and content of the DEIR and potential environmental effects from the project. The formal scoping comment period runs through May 12, 2021.

Virtual Scoping Meeting #1

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  
Link:  bit.ly/3bEuF24

Passcode: 358321

Phone: 213 338 8477 (English)

Webinar ID: 979 0722 3534

 

Virtual Scoping Meeting #2
Saturday, April 17, 2021
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
Link: bit.ly/3bEioL5

Passcode: 535774

Phone:  213 338 8477 (English)

Webinar ID: 973 3346 6750

 

Spanish and Japanese interpretation, including closed captioning, will be available during the virtual scoping meetings. All Metro meetings support needs associated with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling (213) 326-1787 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

A 45-day comment period for this will be accepted through May 12, 2021. Written comments on the scope of the Draft EIR, including the project area and description, the impacts to be evaluated, and the methodologies to be used in the evaluation, will be accepted during the comment period and should be received by 11:59 pm PST on May 12, 2021, at the postal address or e-mail address below. Comments may also be submitted through Metro website at https://www.metro.net/projects/arts-dist-6th-station/

Addresses: Written or electronic (e-mail) comments may be sent to Brian Lam, Metro, One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop 99-22-7, Los Angeles, CA 90012, via email at artdist6thstation@metro.net, or via an online comment form at metro.net/artsdist6thstation.net.

 For more information, please visit metro.net/artsdist6thstation

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