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File #: 2017-0023   
Type: Project Status: Passed
File created: 1/9/2017 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2017 Final action: 3/23/2017
Title: AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute two Easement Agreements allowing construction of a portion of the Hope/2nd Street Pedestrian Bridge to be built on, and Metro patron access across, private property owned by the Broad Museum.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Construction, Contracts, Joint Powers Agreement, Maintenance, Metro Blue Line, Metro Exposition Line, Metro Gold Line, Pedestrians, Private property, Project, Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project, Security
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - July 2014 Board Motion 77, 2. Attachment B - Conceptual Design, 3. Attachment C - Site Plan, 4. Attachment D - Draft Plat Diagram, 5. Attachment E - Conceptual Signage Plan, 6. Presentation - Hope 2nd Street Bridge
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CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MARCH 16, 2017

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: HOPE/2ND STREET PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE EASEMENT AGREEMENT

ACTION: AUTHORIZE CEO TO EXECUTE EASEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AT REGIONAL CONNECTOR STATION AT HOPE AND 2ND STREETS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the Chief Executive Officer to execute two Easement Agreements allowing construction of a portion of the Hope/2nd Street Pedestrian Bridge to be built on, and Metro patron access across, private property owned by the Broad Museum.

Issue
ISSUE

In July 2014, with Motion 77 (Attachment A), the Board of Directors directed staff to exercise a construction contract option to build a second station level and pedestrian bridge ("the Bridge") at the Regional Connector Station at Hope and 2nd Streets ("the Station") and secure a legally binding agreement between Metro and all relevant parties for access and maintenance of the Bridge onto private property.

Staff has negotiated with the Broad Museum, the Successor Agency to the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, The Related Company, and the Grand Avenue Joint Powers Authority, two Easement Agreements ("Agreements") that will ensure that the Bridge can be constructed and connected into private property currently owned by the Broad to ensure Metro patrons access through private property onto Grand Avenue. The terms of those Agreements are explained herein.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The Station design has been modified to include a second level and a pedestrian bridge across Hope Street, as pictured in the Conceptual Design, Attachment B. The Site Plan, Attachment C, shows the Bridge and surrounds. Upper Grand Avenue is approximately 20 feet higher than Hope Street. The Station and Bridge were therefore designed so that patrons could exit the Station at Hope Street or at the second level, using the six high speed elevators that will connect patrons into the mezzanine level of the S...

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