Making LA River Revitalization a Reality

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Project Updates

The City of Los Angeles hosted meetings of the Taylor Yard G2 River Park advisory committees on September 6 2018. Members of the Technical Advisory Stakeholder Committee and Community Leadership Committee were invited to provide input on preliminary design concepts. Engineering shared a summary of the community input received at public meetings held in January 2018 and the community survey results developed through March 2018, and described how that input was used by the design team to develop the preliminary design concepts. The committees also received a progress report on the site assessment. For more information, view a copy of the presentation provided at the committee meetings.

Public Outreach

  • We are thrilled with the turnout at two public events held to kick off planning for the Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project. On January 20th, over 200 people attended the Community Site Tours to learn about the project. Nearly 300 people then attended the Community Meeting/Preliminary Design Workshop at the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies on January 24, to share their ideas for the new park design.
  • The team launched a community survey in early 2018 designed to gather the public's ideas, preferences and vision for the park. Upon the survey closing date on March 9th, the team received over 1,300 total responses! The input collected from this survey is helping our design team understand what the public wants to see and do in the park, and design near- and long-term uses. View the Community Survey Summary Report

Environmental Site Assessment

  • We received approval from the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) to begin the environmental assessment at the G2 Parcel in early April 2018. A pre-investigation geophysical survey was completed by the end of April 2018. After the results of the survey were received, field work began in early June 2018 to assess the conditions of the site relative to the L.A. River revitalization goals of open space and habitat. Over 1,000 soil, soil gas, and groundwater samples are being collected, starting at the ground surface and extending down to 80 feet below ground surface in some locations. Onsite activities are expected to wrap up in Fall 2018, with the collected samples sent to the laboratory to be analyzed. Preliminary results are expected to be ready for public review in Winter 2019.

For additional information visit Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.