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File #: 2017-0743   
Type: Project Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/23/2017 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 2/14/2018 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER: A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR); B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file a Notice of Determination with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse; C. ADOPTING the: 1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and 2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP); and D. APPROVING Alternative 3 as the Preferred Alternative.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Active Transportation Program, Bicycling, Bikeways, Board approved Contract, California Environmental Quality Act, Certification, City of Los Angeles, Construction, Downtown Los Angeles, Draft EIS/EIR was published, Economic benefits, Environmental Impact Report, Grant Aid, Guidelines, Hazardous materials, Intersections, Los Angeles Union Station, Los Angeles Union Station Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements, Maps, Master Transportation Plan For Union Station (Project), Mitigation, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, Nonmotorized transportation, Notice Of Determination, Notice Of Preparation, Off peak periods, Outreach, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrians, Program, Project, Public health, Public Transportation, Safety, Senate Bill 743, Street closure, Tour buses, Union Station Master Plan, Vehicle miles of travel, Walking
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Notice of Determination, 2. Attachment B - Project Map, 3. Attachment C - Summary of Outreach, 4. Attachment D - Funding Table, 5. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0091
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Subject
SUBJECT: LOS ANGELES UNION STATION FORECOURT AND
ESPLANADE IMPROVEMENTS

Action
ACTION: CERTIFY FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND RELATED ACTIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. CERTIFYING the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR);

B. AUTHORIZING the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to file a Notice of Determination with the Los Angeles County Clerk and State of California Clearinghouse;

C. ADOPTING the:

1. Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and

2. Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP); and

D. APPROVING Alternative 3 as the Preferred Alternative.

Issue
ISSUE

The Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) Forecourt and Esplanade Improvements (Project) include pedestrian and bicyclist improvements on Alameda Street, Los Angeles Street and the Union Station Forecourt that were identified in the Union Station Master Plan Implementation Program that was presented to the Metro Board in October 2014. After considerable internal and external stakeholder outreach and technical study, staff is recommending that the Board: adopt and certify the Final EIR with Alternative 3 as the Preferred Alternative; adopt the Findings of Fact and Statement of Overriding Considerations and the MMRP; and authorize the CEO to file a Notice of Determination (Attachment A). The Project, alternatives, and the environmental process are described in the Statement of Overriding Considerations. The Final EIR, Findings of Fact/Statement of Overriding Considerations, and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program are available at https://www.metro.net/about/union-station/la-union-station-forecourt-and-esplanade/.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

The project will reconfigure the public right-of-way in front of Union Station and the LAUS forecourt to expand pedestrian and bike facilities on Alameda and Los ...

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