File #: 2020-0738   
Type: Oral Report / Presentation Status: Filed
File created: 10/20/2020 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 2/17/2021 Final action: 2/17/2021
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE monthly report on the Major Capital Projects in the environmental planning phase by the Chief Planning Officer.
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Alameda Corridor East, Alignment, Alternatives Analysis study approved by the Board, Arroyo Verdugo subregion, Bell, Board approved Locally Preferred Alternative, Burbank, Bus rapid transit, C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance, California Environmental Quality Act, Capital Project, Certification, Commerce, Council Of Governments, Downey, Eagle Rock, East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project, Environmental Impact Report, Evaluation and assessment, Federal Transit Administration, Gateway Cities (Southeast LA County) Service Sector, Gateway Cities subregion, Grant Aid, Hawthorne, Light rail transit, Metro Rail C Line, Montebello, National Environmental Policy Act Of 1969, New Starts Program, Oral Report / Presentation, Outreach, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pre-Development Agreement, Project, Record Of Decision, Redondo Beach, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley Service Sector, San Fernando Valley subregion, Santa Fe Springs, South Bay Cities subregion, South Bay Service Sector, Torrance, Torrance Transit Park and Ride Regional Terminal, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) Project, Westside/Central Service Sector, Whittier
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Countywide Planning Monthly Major Project Updates
FEBRUARY 17, 2021




RECEIVE AND FILE monthly report on the Major Capital Projects in the environmental planning phase by the Chief Planning Officer.


* East San Fernando Valley LRT

On December 3, 2020 the Board approved the certification of the Final EIR for the East San Fernando Valley project. This concluded the CEQA environmental clearance of the project. On January 29, 2021 the Federal Transit Administration signed the Record of Decision which concluded the NEPA environmental clearance for the project. The project is now eligible for both state and federal grant funding and early development activities such as utility relocation and right-of-way acquisition can begin.
The Program Management Department is continuing with the development of preliminary engineering design and coordination with third parties for needed permits and approvals.

Staff is also working on the scope of work and schedule for a Shared Right-of-Way Study that was directed by the Board at the December meeting and is returning this month with a report on next steps for that study.

* West Santa Ana Branch Corridor

The West Santa Ana Branch project continues to work on environmental documents addressing the first round of Federal Transit Administration comments on the Administrative Draft submitted in late November 2020. Staff continues to coordinate with various third parties as necessary including Union Pacific Railroad, cities, Caltrans, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and various utility providers.
Staff is working on developing the community engagement strategy before releasing the Draft Environmental document. The project will be seeking Board approval to execute Master Cooperative Agreements (MCAs) with the cities of Bell, Downey and Paramount at the Planning & Programming Com...

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