Albion Dairy Demolition And Remediation & Albion Riverside Park Project (Archived)

Mitigated negative declaration/initial study (MND/IS) for Albion Dairy Demolition and Remediation & Albion Riverside Park Project proposed at the Albion Dairy site (1739 Albion Street) and the southern portion of the existing Downey Recreation Center (1772 North Spring Street) in the Lincoln Heights community of Los Angeles, CD 1. The proposed project is comprised of three distinct phases: Phase 1 – Demolition and Remediation; Phase 2 – Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs); and Phase 3 – Park Improvements. Phase 1 includes demolition of buildings on the Albion Dairy site, lead-based paint and asbestos abatement, removal of any remaining tanks/equipment, as well as remediation of contaminated soils. Phase 2 would divert a portion of the flows from adjacent storm drains to the site & construct and operate appropriate, beneficial, and feasible stormwater BMPs within the site to reduce pollutants entering the Los Angeles River. Phase 3 would include recreational, aesthetic, and educational amenities that would further develop the project site into a park to supplement the BMPs. Improvements may also include the reconfiguration of park elements at the adjacent portion of the Downey Recreation Center. Phase I of the project is funded by Proposition O, a $500 million Clean Water Bond Measure approved by voters in 2004. Mitigation measures have been included to ensure that any impacts are reduced to less than significant.

The public comment period for the initial study/mitigated negative declaration ended February 4, 2011. The initial study/mitigated negative declaration and project were considered by the Board of Public Works on March 23, 2011 and by the Energy and Environment Council Committee on April 5, 2011. The City Council adopted the mitigated negative declaration and approved the project April 12, 2011. The council file can be viewed at 
Council File 09-0571.

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Review Status Public Review Period
Notice of Intent to Adopt MND    
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Closed January 06, 2011 - February 04, 2011