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Metro Board of Directors- October 27, 2014

The Metro Board of Directors (Board) approved moving the Union Station Master Plan (USMP) from the  planning phase into implementation at their October 27, 2014 Regular Board Meeting. The Board action enables staff to initiate implementation activities such as the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), to seek funding opportunities, and work with the City of Los Angeles on the Stage 1 Perimeter Improvements.

The final USMP presentation can be found here .

Community Advisory Council Update – September 9, 2014

The LA Union Station Master Plan hosted the final Community Advisory Council meeting on September 9, 2014, at Metro Headquarters. The LAUSMP team presented the final refinement of the Master Plan, including an updated animated vision for the staged development of the property. The presentation also included information about the Master Plan’s next steps, including financing options, governance approaches and interagency coordination.

A final refinement of the LA Union Station Master Plan and an implementation strategy, including a more detailed financing plan, will be brought to the Metro of Board of Directors in September 2014.

Special Board Workshop - July 17, 2014

The Metro Board of Directors held a special workshop on July 17 to receive a progress report on the LA Union Station Master Plan, including a cost estimate. This workshop was open to the public and the presentation can be found here .

The presentation covered much of the same materials presented at our June 5th Community Workshop .

Development costs are projected to be $1.7 billion, excluding costs associated with private commercial development. Of that total, $1.3 billion are considered transit costs and will likely be funded by Metro and its local, state and federal funding partners. The remaining $403 million are for projects whose costs can be shared and are likely to be funded through public-private partnerships under cost-sharing agreements.

A final refinement of the LA Union Station Master Plan and an implementation strategy, including a more detailed financing plan, will be brought to the Metro of Board of Directors in September 2014.

Community Workshop - June 5, 2014

Following a public meeting in August 2013 and Metro Board of Directors authorization in October 2013, Metro has been finalizing the selected preferred approach for the Union Station Master Plan (USMP). This approach improves transit operations of the Station for the 21st Century while preserving its historic architecture.  The Union Station Master Plan preferred approach includes creation of an expanded multi-modal concourse in an east/west configuration and the relocation of Patsaouras Bus Plaza to the west side of the site in a north/south configuration.   On June 5, the Union Station Master Plan Team presented further refinements to these concepts, as well as the results of additional study on commercial development opportunities, landscaping and open space, bicycle and pedestrian connections across the site, a sustainability plan, and a phasing and implementation strategy.

Community Advisory Council Update – May 27, 2014

The LA Union Station Master Plan hosted a Community Advisory Council meeting on May 27, 2014 to discuss the final Master Plan alternatives under review. The LA Union Station Master Plan Team presented further refinements to these concepts, as well as the results of additional study on commercial development opportunities, landscaping and open space, bicycle and pedestrian connections across the site, a sustainability plan, and a phasing and implementation strategy. The material presented at this meeting was also presented to the Metro Board of Directors.

Board Meeting - October 24, 2013

At its regular October meeting, the Metro Board of Directors approved the recommended alternative, which includes a new multi-modal concourse in an east/west configuration and a relocated Patsaouras Bus Plaza in a north/south orientation. With this approval, the Union Station Master Plan Team moves into development of the final master plan, which includes studies on implementation strategies, governance, financing and phasing.

Board Planning and Programming Committee – October 16, 2013

The Metro Board of Directors Planning and Programming Committee unanimously approved the Union Station Master Plan Team’s recommendation to move forward with the configuration of a new multi-modal concourse in an east/west configuration and a relocated Patsaouras Bus Plaza in a north/south orientation.

The Committee's action will be considered by the full Board of Directors at their regular meeting on Thursday October 24, 2013 at 9:30am.

Special Board Workshop – September 18, 2013

The Union Station Master Plan Team presented the refined alternatives and recommended a preferred alternative for consideration to the Metro Board of Directors at a Special Board Workshop on September 18, 2013.

The Metro Board of Directors will be asked to take action on a preferred alternative, which will be further developed as the Union Station Master Plan, at the October 2013 Board meeting.

Union Station Master Plan Community Workshop – August 1, 2013

Metro and the Union Station Master Plan Team presented refinements to the four draft alternatives first presented in May 2013. The refined alternatives reflect stakeholder feedback, additional technical studies and input from transit operators in the added layers of design. Focused on an evolution of Union Station, the refined alternatives offer a vision for a staged development of the property. The workshop presentation was recorded and can be viewed at any time.

Metro collected comments on the refined draft alternatives presented at the meeting and prepared a comment summary .

Community Advisory Council Update – July 31, 2013

The Union Station Master Plan Team hosted its third Community Advisory Council meeting at the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center on July 31, 2013. The team presented the refined draft alternatives and asked for feedback. Feedback on the presentation helped the Union Station Master Plan team strengthen and clarify the draft alternative presentation materials for the August 1 Community Workshop.

Draft Alternatives Community Workshop – May 2, 2013

Metro and the Union Station Master Plan Team presented four preliminary draft alternatives representing a preliminary effort at placing the main transit components on the site and achieving goals set and refined in the data collection and analysis phase of the Master Plan process.

Metro collected comments on the draft alternatives presented at the meeting and prepared a comment summary .

Community Advisory Council Update – April 25, 2013

The LA Union Station Master Plan hosted its second Community Advisory Council meeting at the Japanese American Community and Cultural Center on April 25, 2013. This meeting provided a review of the Program and a preview of the draft alternatives. Feedback on the presentation helped the Union Station Master Plan team strengthen and clarify the draft alternative presentation materials for the May 2 Community Workshop.

Planning and Programming Committee Presentation – March 20, 2013

The Master Plan Team presented findings from the data collection and analysis stage (Task I) of the master planning process, including what was learned from community stakeholders, transit users and operators, in a report to the Metro Board of Directors Planning and Programming Committee:

Data collection and analysis (Task I) resulted in development of a Program that outlines and prioritizes components to be developed in the Draft Alternatives (Task II). The Program offers three guiding principles for the Master Plan:

  • Transit Optimization: address transit operations, access and circulation through the station, and the passenger experience;
  • Destination: address programmatic uses for the site, revitalization of the historic station and sustainable development; and
  • Connectivity: address connections and linkages through the site, mobility for pedestrians, bicycles and other modes, and open space.

A presentation further detailing findings and the Program components is here:

Community kick-off – December 4, 2012

Livestream question responses

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