File #: 2018-0773   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 12/6/2018 Final action:
Title: APPROVE motion by Solis, Hahn, Butts, Ridley-Thomas & Dupont-Walker that: A. Metro will fund the feasibility study and any necessary environmental clearance for a potential station at the confluence site; B. A feasibility study of a station at the confluence site shall commence immediately, with a determination of feasibility and whether to advance into environmental review made after the completion of the environmental documentation process for the Project; C. Metro staff shall participate with proponents seeking to design and implement the confluence area vision, which is set forth in the Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan; D. Metro will work collaboratively with its state, local and federal partners to secure funding for the capital improvements of the potential confluence site station, should Metro subsequently find the station would provide mobility value after consideration of a future study; E. Metro will report back in 6 months on the progress of the feasibil...
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Construction, Downtown Los Angeles, Environmental Impact Report, Environmental impact statements, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Gateway Cities subregion, Hilda Solis, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, James Butts, Janice Hahn, Los Angeles River, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Motion / Motion Response, Plan, Project, Railroad bridges, South Gate, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor
Related files: 2019-0219, 2018-0784
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DECEMBER 6, 2018

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The Los Angeles River is currently seeing unprecedented levels of investment. The recently completed Lower Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan (LLARRP) established a vision for the revitalization of the 19-mile south end of the river. Today, Los Angeles County is developing a master plan to reimagine all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River corridor and make it a destination for the county. In conjunction with these efforts, the State has dedicated $100 million in Proposition 1 bond funding and an additional $20 million through a budget appropriation for improvements to all 51 miles of the river. Much of this funding will be used to implement the LLARRP which proposes a slew of projects including a signature project at the Los Angeles River/Rio Hondo Confluence that would include a cultural center. The Los Angeles County Flood Control District with support of the First Supervisorial District have engaged a consultant team which includes subconsultant Frank Gehry, the renowned architect behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, to develop the Los Angeles River Master Plan and to plan the Confluence project .

The Confluence area and the surrounding cities make up one of the most disadvantaged and transit-dependent communities in the county with extremely low access to parks and high-quality transit. To address this, Los Angeles County voters passed Measures M and A in 2016 to enhance the county's transportation network and to increase access to parks. Measure A, which was passed with 75 percent voter approval, evaluated each community in the county through the Parks Needs Assessment and ranked the southeast cities as "Very High Need" areas.

Despite these challenges, the Confluence has already become a destination for the local community - the City of South Gate and Speaker of the California State Assembly Anthony Rendon...

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