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Draft SEIS

June 2017 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Section 4(f) Evaluation

Cover Sheet - Volume 1
Title Sheet (Signed)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Glossary of Technical Terms

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 1 —INTRODUCTION

  • Project Overview
  • Purpose and Scope of this Draft SEIS
  • Environmental Review Process

CHAPTER 2 —ALTERNATIVE CONSIDERED IN THIS DRAFT SEIS

  • 2.1 Project Background
  • 2.2 Purpose and Need of the Project
    2.2.1 Major Activity Centers and Destinations
    2.2.2 Travel Markets, Transit Usage, Congestion, and Mobility in the Study Area
    2.2.3 Regional Objectives
  • 2.3 Development of the Alternatives for Section 2 of the Project
    2.3.1 Wilshire/Rodeo to Century City Alignment and Century City Station
    2.3.2 Century City Station Construction Staging
    2.3.3 Elimination of the Double Crossover at Wilshire/Rodeo Station
  • 2.4 Alternative Considered in this SEIS
    2.4.1 Tunnel Alignment and Stations
    2.4.2 Century City Constellation Station Construction Staging
  • 2.5 Section 2 Construction Schedule

CHAPTER 3 —TRANSPORTATION

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Construction-related Transportation Impacts
    3.2.1 Construction Approach
    3.2.2 Public Transit
    3.2.3 Streets and Highways
    3.2.4 Parking
    3.2.5 Pedestrian and Bicycle Network

CHAPTER 4 —ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS, CONSEQUENCES, AND MITIGATION

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Noise and Vibration
    4.2.1 Affected Environment/Existing Conditions
    4.2.2 Environmental Impacts/Environmental Consequences
    4.2.3 Mitigation Measures
  • 4.3 Geologic Hazards
    4.3.1 Existing Conditions/Affected Environment
    4.3.2 Environmental Impacts/Environmental Consequences
    4.3.3 Completeness of Information
    4.3.4 Mitigation Measures
  • 4.4 Historic Properties
    4.4.1 Affected Environment/Existing Conditions
    4.4.2 Environmental Impacts/Environmental Consequences
    4.4.3 Mitigation Measures
  • 4.5 Construction Impacts and Mitigation
    4.5.1 Acquisition and Displacement of Existing Uses
    4.5.2 Visual Quality
    4.5.3 Air Quality
    4.5.4 Noise and Vibration
    4.5.5 Geological Hazards
    4.5.6 Ecosystems and Biological Resources
    4.5.7 Parklands and Community Services and Facilities
  • 4.6 Cumulative Impacts
    4.6.1 Methodology
    4.6.2 Affected Environment/Existing Conditions
    4.6.3 Environmental Impacts/Environmental Consequences

CHAPTER 5 SECTION 4(F) EVALUATION

  • 5.1 Section 4(f) Regulatory Framework
    5.1.1 Types of Properties Protected by Section 4(f)
    5.1.2 Section 4(f) Use
    5.1.3 Prudent and Feasible Avoidance Alternatives
    5.1.4 All Possible Planning to Minimize Harm
    5.1.5 Least Overall Harm
  • 5.2 Description of Section 4(f) Resources
    5.2.1 Perpetual Savings Bank Historic Property
    5.2.2 Beverly Hills High School (BHHS) Historic Property
    5.2.3 AAA Building Historic Property
    5.2.4 Century Plaza Tower Historic Property
    5.2.5 Century Plaza Hotel Historic Property
    5.2.6 Los Angeles Country Club (South Course) Historic Property
    5.2.7 The Barn Historic Property
    5.2.8 Beverly Hills High School Recreational Facilities
    5.2.9 Roxbury Memorial Park
  • 5.3 Evaluation of Use of Section 4(f) Resources
    5.3.1 Beverly Hills High School Historic Property
    5.3.2 AAA Building Historic Property
    5.3.3 Beverly Hills High School Recreational Facilities
    5.3.4 All Possible Planning to Minimize Harm
  • 5.4 Avoidance Alternatives
    5.4.1 Wilshire Boulevard (No Century City Station)
    5.4.2 Santa Monica Boulevard
    5.4.3 Century Park A
    5.4.4 Century Park B
    5.4.5 Century Park C
    5.4.6 Summary of Feasibility and Prudence of Avoidance Alternatives
  • 5.5 Evaluation of Least Overall Harm
    5.5.1 Alternatives Considered for Least Overall Harm
    5.5.2 Ability to Mitigate Adverse Impacts on Each Section 4(f) Property
    5.5.3 Relative Severity of Remaining Harm, after Mitigation, to Protected Activities, Attributes, or Features that Qualify Each Section 4(f) Property for Protection
    5.5.4 Relative Significance of Each Section 4(f) Property
    5.5.5 Views of the Official(s) with Jurisdiction over Each Section 4(f) Property
    5.5.6 Degree to which Each Alternative Meets the Purpose and Need of the Project
    5.5.7 After Reasonable Mitigation, the Magnitude of any Adverse Impacts to Resources not Protected by Section 4(f)
    5.5.8 Substantial Differences in Costs among Alternatives
    5.5.9 Summary of Finding of Least Overall Harm
  • 5.6 Coordination and Consultation
  • 5.7 Preliminary Section 4(f) Finding

CHAPTER 6 —PUBLIC AND AGENCY OUTREACH

  • 6.1 Highlights of Previous Outreach Efforts
  • 6.2 Public Participation Plan
  • 6.3 Public and Agency Comment for the Draft EIS
  • 6.4 Section 106 Consultation
  • 6.5 Section 4(f) Consultation

S.6 Public and Agency Outreach

Appendices

APPENDIX A: UPDATED MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PLAN FOR SECTION 2

APPENDIX B: GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES

APPENDIX C: RIDERSHIP STUDIES

APPENDIX D: TRAFFIC ANALYSIS

APPENDIX E: NOISE REPORTS

APPENDIX F: AIR QUALITY CONSTRUCTION IMPACTS MEMORANDUM

APPENDIX G: PLAN AND PROFILE

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