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Scoping Meetings

LA River Path Scoping Period is Open

Metro is initiating an environmental review to study the benefits and impacts of building and operating the future path. The first step of the environmental review process is scoping, which will determining the objectives, scope, focus and content of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

During the month of November, Metro will be hosting three public scoping meetings where you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide your comments on the project’s objectives
  • Learn about the alternatives being studied
  • Become informed about the environmental review process
  • Help us understand what we should study in the Environmental Impact Report

Submit Your Public Comments

Metro values your input on this project. Public comments may be submitted at any of the meetings, by email, regular mail or online comment form to Metro during the 45-day public scoping period.

The formal public scoping comment period begins on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, and ends on Friday, December 6, 2019. Written comments may be submitted via mail, email or through our online comment form:

Laura Cencic
Senior Director, Metro
One Gateway Plaza, 99-22-5
Los Angeles, CA  90012

lariverpath@metro.net

Online Comment Form

Scoping Meeting Details

The information presented at each meeting will be the same. Presentations will start 30 minutes after the scheduled start time. Please join us at the meeting that is most convenient for you. Refreshments and children's activities will be available at all meetings.

Scoping Meeting Schedule

Boyle Heights
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 6 – 8pm
Boyle Heights Senior Center, Auditorium
2839 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

> Spanish translation will be provided.
Se brindará interpretación en español.

Public Transportation: This location is served by:

  • Metro Local Line 106 (4 th /Mott or 4 th /Evergreen): 5 to 10-minute walk to Boyle Heights Senior Center
  • Metro Local Line 30 (1 st /Evergreen): 5 to 10-minute walk to Boyle Heights Senior Center
  • Metro Gold Line (Soto Station or Indiana Station): 15-20 minute walk to Boyle Heights Senior Center

Parking: On-site parking is available, accessed from 3 rd St.

Little Tokyo/Arts District

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6 – 8pm
St. Francis Xavier Chapel, Maryknoll Auditorium
222 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

> Spanish and Japanese translations will be provided.
Se brindará interpretación en español y en japonés.

Public Transportation: This location is served by:

  • Metro Bike Share (Traction & Rose): Under 5-minute walk to St. Francis Xavier Chapel
  • LADOT DASH A (Hewitt & 2nd): Under 5-minute walk to St. Francis Xavier Chapel
  • Metro Gold Line (Little Tokyo/Arts District Station): 10-minute walk to St. Francis Xavier Chapel

Parking: On-site parking is available, accessed from 3 rd St.

Maywood

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6 – 8pm
Maywood Elementary School
5200 Cudahy Av, Maywood, CA 90270

> Spanish translation will be provided.
Se brindará interpretación en español.

Public Transportation: This location is served by:

  • Metro Local Line 611 (District/Cudahy or Atlantic/52nd): Under 5-minute walk to Maywood Elementary School
  • Metro Local Line 260 (Atlantic/52 nd ): Under 5-minute walk to Maywood Elementary School
  • Metro Local Line 108 (53 rd /Cudahy): Under 5-minute walk to Maywood Elementary School

Parking: Parking available on 52 nd St.

Cypress Park

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10am–12pm
Cypress Park Recreation Center
2630 Pepper Av, Los Angeles, CA 90065
> Spanish translation will be provided.
Se brindará interpretación en español.

Public Transportation: This location is served by:

  • Metro Local Lines 90, 91, 94 (San Fernando/Pepper): Under 5-minute walk to Cypress Park Recreation Center
  • Metro Local Line 28 (Cypress/Pepper): Under 5-minute walk to Cypress Park Recreation Center
  • Metro Local Line 251 (Ave 28/Idell): 5 to 10-minute walk to Cypress Park Recreation Center
  • Metro Local Line 81, 751, 794 (Figueroa/Ave 26): 15-minute walk to Cypress Park Recreation Center
  • Metro Gold Line (Lincoln/Cypress Station): 20-minute walk to Cypress Park Recreation Center

Parking: Limited on-site parking available on Ave 27

For additional public transportation options: use the Metro Trip Planner, available at metro.net , to find the most convenient way to access these meetings.

ADA Accommodations: All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Other ADA accommodations and translations are available by calling 213.418.3423 or California Relay Service at 711 at least 72 hours in advance.

Next Steps

Following the close of the scoping public comment period, Metro will begin preparing the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) incorporating feedback from public comments received. Metro anticipates releasing the Draft EIR in 2021 for public review and comment.  In the meantime, the Project team will continue to engage with community members and interested stakeholders to continue to shape this exciting Project. Metro’s mission is to create a safe and world-class transportation corridor along the Los Angeles River between Elysian Valley and Maywood for people of all ages and abilities that enhances recreation, livability, regional connectivity and provides:

  • An outstanding user experience
  • Access to opportunity
  • Separation from vehicular traffic