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File #: 2016-0863   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/21/2016 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 10/27/2016 Final action:
Title: APPROVE Motion by Directors Solis, Fasana, Dupont-Walker and Ridley-Thomas that the MTA Board direct the CEO and the Department of Planning and Programming to create a Union Station/Civic Center Exploratory Taskforce ("Taskforce") consisting of, but not limited to representatives from the City, County, Authority, and local community-based groups. Staff shall: 1. Develop a plan to formally coordinate across planning and infrastructure investments from the Taskforce member agencies in and around Union Station and the Civic Center; 2. Identify potential revenue generation opportunities, and partnerships necessary to pursue such opportunities; 3. Engage stakeholders early on and include the public, business leaders, other agencies and neighboring communities; 4. Ensure equitable distribution of benefits; 5. Seek funding opportunities, including applying for grants, that support the coordinated planning efforts; 6. Report back to the Board by February 2017 with a set of mutually...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
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REGULAR BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 27, 2016

Preamble
Motion by:

Directors Solis, Fasana, Dupont-Walker and Ridley-Thomas

October 27, 2016

Item 48: 2016-0863

Creating Opportunities for Equitable Transit Oriented Communities around Union Station and the Civic Center

The Union Station and Civic Center areas are the center for unprecedented investments in transit infrastructure, new civic and commercial development, housing, open space and innovative community planning. Right now, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, regional agencies can work collaboratively to realize an amazing opportunity to address some of the short- and long-term improvements required to set the stage for a flourishing and vibrant 21st century for the region.
The Union Station and Civic Center investments and planning efforts are being carried out by several entities, including the City of Los Angeles ("City"), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ("Metro"), the California High-Speed Rail Authority ("Authority") and the County of Los Angeles ("County"). Planning efforts include the in-progress updates to the Central City and Central City North Community Plans, the anticipated Civic Center Master Plan, and the update to the Alameda District Specific Plan. Investments in transit infrastructure include the in-construction Regional Connector project, and the in-planning Link US and High Speed Rail station at Los Angeles Union Station. The Connect US Action Plan, completed in 2014 through a robust community-driven process, is a roadmap to active transportation improvements connecting transit, employment centers, and historic cultural communities, and to date over $30 million in grant funding has been secured to implement these projects.
Combined, these investments will be the catalytic force in creating a dense, compact, bikeable and walkable urban district centered on both public transportation and a thriving employment center - a true Transit Oriente...

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