Magnolia Boulevard Widening (North) - Cahuenga Boulevard to Vineland Avenue Project

The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering proposes to widen a 2,600-foot stretch of the northern side of Magnolia Boulevard between Cahuenga Boulevard and Vineland Avenue to improve traffic flow and reduce traffic congestion along this segment of the street. The proposed project would increase vehicular traffic safety by adding an east-bound through lane while maintaining a center turn lane.

The proposed project would reconfigure Magnolia Boulevard between Cahuenga Boulevard and Vineland Avenue to accommodate street parking on both sides, two travel lanes in each direction, and a center turn lane median. These changes would require widening the northern side of the street from Cahuenga Boulevard to Vineland Avenue by 7 feet to a width of 32 feet, within an existing 40-foot-wide alignment, and narrowing the existing sidewalks on the northern side to 7-8 feet wide. Proposed project improvements would include: concrete curbs, gutters, and sidewalks; asphalt-concrete pavement; storm drains and sanitary sewers; street trees and lighting; and traffic signals. Additionally, the road would be restriped between Cahuenga Boulevard and Vineland Avenue and the reconfigured and upgraded project alignment would meet Avenue II Street standards.

Project Location: The project would be located on the northern side of Magnolia Boulevard between Cahuenga Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in Council District 2 and in the North Hollywood – Valley Village community of the City of Los Angeles. The proposed project is on the Burbank 7.5-minute U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle (California-Los Angeles County 7.5-minute topographic map series).

Anticipated Significant Environmental Effects: Based on the analyses provided in the Draft IS/ND, the Project would result in no potentially significant impacts. Project construction would have less than significant impacts on air quality, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gases, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, transportation and traffic, and utilities and public services. Implementation of construction best management practices and standards will result in less than significant impacts on noise, biological resources, and hazards. Project operations would have less than significant impacts on air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, and noise. For all other environmental resources and issues, the proposed project would have no impacts during construction or operation.

Public Review Period:  The Draft IS/ND is being made available for public review for 64 days, commencing on August 23, 2018, and concluding on October 26, 2018.  Public comments on the Draft IS/ND will be received during this period.  The Draft IS/ND is available for review at the following locations:

Council District 2 – North Hollywood District Office
5240 N. Lankershim Boulevard, Ste 200
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 755-7676
 
Los Angeles Public Library - North Hollywood Branch
5211 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 766-7185
 
Los Angeles Public Library - Studio City Branch
12511 Moorpark Street
Studio City, CA 91604
Phone: (818) 755-7873
 
Los Angeles Public Library – Valley Plaza Branch
12311 Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone: (818) 765-9251
 

A copy of the Draft IS/ND may also be obtained by contacting Mr. Billy Ho of the Bureau of Engineering at (213) 485-5745, and can also be accessed online at: http://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/emg/projects.htm

Comments will be accepted from August 23, 2018 to October 26, 2018.  Please submit comments in writing to the address below no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2018.

Mr. Billy Ho, Environmental Specialist II
City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015
 

Comments may also be submitted by e-mail to Billy.Ho@lacity.org (please include “Magnolia Boulevard Widening (N) Comments” in the subject line) or by fax to (213) 847-0656.

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Notice of Availability Open August 23, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration Open August 23, 2018 - October 26 2018
Negative Declaration Appendices Open August 23, 2018 - October 26, 2018