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Two public virtual scoping meetings were hosted for the public to learn about the project and provide verbal comments before Metro prepares a Draft Environmental Impact Report .
Metro thanks everyone who submitted comment during the scoping period from March 29 – May 27, 2021 to help inform the Draft EIR.
Metro is currently developing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed Arts District/6th Street Station. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is anticipated to be released in Spring 2022 which will include a public review period and hearing. There is currently no funding identified to construct this potential project.
The Arts District/6th St Station is a proposed new Metro B Line (Red) and/or D Line (Purple) station near 6th Street that would provide regional and local transit connections to and from Arts District, Boyle Heights, Little Tokyo and surrounding communities. The station would be located south of LA Metro’s Division 20 Rail Yard and would be generally bounded by the 6th Street Bridge to the north, 7 th Street to the south, the Los Angeles River to the east, and by Mesquit Street to the west.
With funding support from the City of Los Angeles, Metro is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and conducting public outreach for the EIR. Funding for construction has not been identified for this potential project.
Completing this study does not commit Metro to funding and constructing the potential Arts District/6 th St Station and extending heavy rail transit to it.
In January 2017, the Metro Board of Directors passed a motion (Item #41) directing staff to “initiate a Holistic Assessment of Metro’s long-term needs at Division 20 and accommodation of future Arts District station access”. In May 2017, this Assessment was presented to the Metro Board, including a recommended location for a potential new heavy rail station serving the Arts District located at 6 th Street.
In June 2018, the Metro Board of Directors approved Metro to enter into a funding agreement with the City of Los Angeles to financially support pre-design, public outreach, and the EIR for the Arts District/6th St Station.
Notice of Preparation (NOP) was released to begin the process of developing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Two public scoping meetings were held in April. An error with the project email was found on the NOP and an updated NOP was released on May 12 to extend the public comment period t o May 27, 2021. Find the meeting recordings under the “Connect with the Project” ta b.
View articles on the Arts District / 6th Street Station on The Source/El Pasajero .