Notice of a Recirculated Draft EIR

The Department of City Planning has released a Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (RDEIR) and updated Mobility Plan. The Plan reflects three new policies (policies 2.9, 2.16, 2.17) and minor changes recommended at Planning Commission on November 20, 2014. The RDEIR incorporates project revisions and additional analysis in response to comments received on the Draft EIR released last year (further details can be found in the Notice of Availability). The Notice of Availability, Recirculated Draft EIR, and Plan are available to view at:  la2b.org/documents or our Planning Dept webpage. The public comment period is February 19 – April 6, 2015.

It is important to note that the comments already received on the Draft EIR will be responded to in the Final EIR.  Therefore, if reviewers have the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR as they had on the Draft EIR, they need not submit the same comments on the Recirculated Draft EIR, as the comments will be addressed in the Final EIR.

 Please send comments to: Department of City Planning, c/o My La, 200 N. Spring Street, Room 667, MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Phone:  (213) 978-1194, E-Mail: my.la@lacity.org

Schedule Updates:

The Mobility Plan is scheduled to present at City Planning Commission (CPC) for a final time on May 14th with the Final EIR.  Prior to that on March 12th, staff will be discussing the Plan’s 5 Year Implementation Strategy at CPC. Stay tuned for future updates!

As always, please don’t hesitate to send your questions and comments to the Mobility team: My La (213-978-1194my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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Planning Commission Meeting Highlights

Thanks to everyone who took the time to make it to the meeting early this morning to provide your comments! For the many who couldn’t make it, amendments to the Plan were introduced on the floor based on comments we’ve heard since the CPC documents were released two weeks ago. Those amendments can be downloaded here: Plan Amendments for CPC Nov 2014. All these revisions and public comments made today at Commission will be reflected in the next version of the Plan.

The Planning Commission expressed general support for the Plan and asked the item to be continued so that we can go back to them with an accompanying implementation strategy that calls out specific action items to be phased over the next five years that get us to the goals and objectives called out in the Plan. The Planning Commission scheduled the Mobility Plan to come back in February with the strategy document and then back again in April when the Final EIR is expected to be completed.

As always, please feel free to contact the Mobility team with any questions. My La (213-978-1194, my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213, claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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Updated Mobility Plan Released for City Planning Commission

We’re excited to announce that the updated Plan documents are now ready for download here:

CPC Staff Report Nov 2014
Updated Mobility Plan 2035 Nov 2014 
Updated Mobility Plan Map Atlas Nov 2014
Complete Streets Design Guide Nov 2014
Draft EIR (released Feb 2014*)

*the Final EIR is currently being prepared and will be considered by the City Council prior to adoption of Plan.

 

Planning Commission is scheduled for 8:30am on November 20, 2014, City Hall, Board of Public Works Room 350, 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

 

Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Mobility Plan project. We look forward to your attendance at Planning Commission. Or if you won’t be able to attend, please feel free to share your comments and concerns with us through a letter or phone call before then. After the Planning Commission hearing, there will be additional opportunities to weigh in as the Plan gets presented to the City Council subcommittees and then finally at City Council, expected in Spring 2015.

All of our documents, current and past, can be found on the Documents page.

 

Please feel free to contact the Mobility team with any questions! My La (213-978-1194, my.la@lacity.org) & Claire Bowin (213-978-1213, claire.bowin@lacity.org)

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City Planning Commission Hearing Scheduled and Revisions to the Municipal Code on Street Design Standards

The Mobility Plan is currently scheduled for a public hearing with the City Planning Commission on November 20, 2014 and as a companion to this effort, the Planning Department proposes modifications to portions of the Los Angeles Municipal Code: L.A.M.C. 17.05 Design Standards. These revisions can be found on the main City Planning website linked here.

On November 6, 2014, two weeks before the City Planning Commission hearing, the Mobility Plan final draft and staff report will be released. The final draft will reflect changes based on comments received from the public and other city departments. The staff report will address comments received on the Plan during the draft Plan’s public comment period as well as summarize the entire process of the Mobility Plan.

There will be additional opportunities in the future to weigh in again when the Plan gets presented at City Council’s subcommittees : Planning Land Use Meeting (PLUM), Transportation Committee, and finally City Council.

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How to comment on the Draft Mobility Plan 2035 and its Draft EIR

There’s still 5 more weeks left to have your thoughts heard during the public comment period on the Draft Mobility Plan and it’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Here are the ways you can submit your thoughts and suggestions on the draft plan and draft EIR by May 13, 2014:

  • Email your comments to my.la@lacity.org (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Send us your comments via mail to: My La, Project Planner, Department of City Planning, 200 N. Spring St., MS 395, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Attend the remaining open house/public hearing in the Harbor area to give your comment in person.  Check out the community planning forum flyer.
  • Send a fax with cover sheet to: (213) 978-1477 (include your name, telephone, and contact information).
  • Comment using any of our social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, or just leave a comment on this blog post.
  • Use the Online Town Hall to comment and have a discussion with others.

We look forward to reading your comments and thank you for helping us improve the future of transportation in Los Angeles.

Plan Summary 

1.) Mobility Plan 2035 contains goals, policies, and programs that establish a vision for a balanced transportation system, accommodating all users and modes of travel.

2.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Complete Streets Manual provides technical design guidelines for engineers/planners/urban designers for creating safer, multi-modal streets.

3.) As a chapter in Mobility Plan 2035, the Mobility Map Atlas provides a collection of maps that highlight Los Angeles’ transportation landscape today and proposes where it’s headed in the future. More specifically, the Atlas contains maps that prioritize streets networks for specific transportation modes and reclassifies arterial roads according to new citywide street standards.

4.) The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is a required document that assesses the potential environmental impacts related to Mobility Plan 2035, and analyzes possible mitigation measures and project alternatives.

A hard copy of the plan is available to review at the following public libraries, just ask the front desk:

  1. Central Library, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Exposition Park Library, 3900 S. Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062
  3.  San Pedro Library, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  4.  Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
  5. North Hollywood Library, 5211 Tujanga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
  6.  Mid-Valley Library, 16244 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343
  7.  West Valley Library, 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda, CA 91335
  8. Goldwyn-Hollywood Library, 1623 N. Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  9. West Los Angeles Library, 11360 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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