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File #: 2016-0890   
Type: Program Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 1/18/2017 Final action: 1/26/2017
Title: ADOPT the Development Guidelines (Attachment C) for the joint development of the 1.08-acre Metro-owned property at the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line Station.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Boyle Heights, Children, City of Los Angeles, Demand, Exclusive Negotiation Agreement, Guidelines, Joint development, Kiosks, Landscaping, Maps, Mariachi Plaza Station Jd, Metro Gold Line, Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Outreach, Program, Request For Proposal, Safety, Zoning
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Site Map, 2. Attachment B - Letter to Los Angeles City Planning Department, 3. Attachment C - Mariachi Plaza Development Guidelines
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2017


Subject/Action
SUBJECT: MARIACHI PLAZA DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

ACTION: APPROVE DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR MARIACHI PLAZA

RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT the Development Guidelines (Attachment C) for the joint development of the 1.08-acre Metro-owned property at the Mariachi Plaza Gold Line Station.

Issue

ISSUE

In November 2009, the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension opened and began providing Eastside residents light rail transit service including four stations in Boyle Heights. One of the stations, Mariachi Plaza, located at 1st Street and Boyle Avenue, has various vacant parcels of land that were acquired by Metro to build the station and for construction staging. These properties have potential for transit oriented development and create an opportunity for civic engagement and visioning. Over the course of the past year, the Joint Development staff undertook a robust community outreach and engagement process with the objective of preparing Development Guidelines (Guidelines) for the Mariachi Plaza Development Site (Site, see Attachment A). The end result of this effort is a set of Guidelines which reflect the vision and desires of Boyle Heights residents and stakeholders. If adopted by the Board, the Guidelines will be part of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for joint development of the site to be released in February 2017.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Background
In November 2014, the Joint Development staff recommended awarding an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) to explore the feasibility of developing a 120,570-square-foot mixed-used commercial project on the Mariachi Plaza joint development parcels (see Attachment A - Parcels A and B) and a privately held adjacent parcel. There was significant opposition to this proposal by the Boyle Heights residents, stakeholders and the greater community at large. In March 2015, staff recommended not moving forward with the ENA and reinitiating ...

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