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File #: 2016-0903   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2016 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 2/15/2017 Final action: 2/23/2017
Title: ADOPT the Development Guidelines for the joint development of 1.56 acres of Metro-owned property at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Site Map, 2. Attachment B - Cesar E. Chavez and Fickett Avenue - Development Guidelines
Meeting_Body
PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: CHAVEZ & FICKETT JOINT DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

ACTION: ADOPT DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE CHAVEZ & FICKETT JOINT DEVELOPMENT

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
ADOPT the Development Guidelines for the joint development of 1.56 acres of Metro-owned property at Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and Fickett Street.

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. As part of the construction of the extension, numerous parcels were acquired by Metro to build the stations and for construction staging. The properties at Cesar E. Chavez and Fickett (Site - Attachment A) were originally acquired for construction of the Red Line extension through Boyle Heights. Subsequently, the properties were used for staging of the Gold Line Eastside Extension. 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 - Attachment B) for the Site. The end result of this effort is a set of Guidelines which reflect the vision and desires of the 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 March 2017.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Site Description
The Site is along a historic commercial corridor dating back to the 1870s. Formerly known as Brooklyn Avenue, Cesar E. Chavez Avenue is a thriving, eclectic, major commercial corridor and serves as an important shopping area for the residents of Boyle Heights. Additionally, the City of Los Angeles has identified Cesar E. Chavez Avenue as ...

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