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File #: 2016-0850   
Type: Budget Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/20/2016 In control: Construction Committee
On agenda: 11/16/2017 Final action:
Title: APPROVE a Life of Project (LOP) budget for Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) New and Existing Public Restroom Facilities Program improvements of $7.95 million for the following: A. construction of new public restroom facilities for $5.35 million; and B. renovation of existing public restroom facilities for $2.6 million.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Accessibility, Accounting, Americans With Disabilities Act, Budget, Budgeting, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Los Angeles Union Station, Maintenance, Persons with disabilities, Program, Project, Safety, Security, Station operations, Tenants, Union Station Fire-Life-Safety, Ada Compliance And Led Lighting Project (Project)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Map of Existing & New Restrooms, 2. Attachment B - ICF Memo: CEQA Categorical Exemption for L.A. Union Station, 3. Attachment C - Summary Ten-Year Capital Plan, 4. Presentation_US Restroom Renovation
Related files: 2017-0808
Meeting_Body
REVISED
CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 16, 2017


Subject
SUBJECT: UNION STATION RESTROOM EXPANSION AND
RENOVATION PROGRAM

Action
ACTION: APPROVE A LIFE OF PROJECT BUDGET OF $7.95 MILLION FOR UNION STATION RESTROOM EXPANSION AND RENOVATION PROGRAM

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE a Life of Project (LOP) budget for Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) New and Existing Public Restroom Facilities Program improvements of $7.95 million for the following:

A. construction of new public restroom facilities for $5.35 million; and

B. renovation of existing public restroom facilities for $2.6 million.

Issue
ISSUE

The existing Union Station restroom facilities are severely deficient. The current restrooms are not code compliant per Metro's standards, not to mention the standards set by the City of Los Angeles, the State of California's Title 24, Building Code (CBC), California Amendments and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as noted in the Blackseth Union Station Site Inspection Disabled Access Report dated November 2013. The existing 30-year-old plumbing infrastructure was not designed to handle the number of patrons who pass through Union Station on a daily basis, and is well beyond its expected life-span resulting in the condition of the restrooms being Union Station's primary source of complaints from the public.

The station experiences an average of 100 full restroom closures annually due to improper use of the plumbing system by the public. The restroom closures can range in duration from 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending upon the extent of the repair. The closure of the west restrooms forces patrons, including elderly and disabled, to travel nearly 1,000 feet down the passageway to the east restroom facilities. Responding to emergency work orders generated by restroom issues is the single largest engineering staff demand. Restroom maintenance calls disrupt regular preventative maintenance and repair schedules...

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