Aliso Creek - Limekiln Creek Restoration Project

An Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) is available for review for the proposed project located in the City of Los Angeles, in the Northridge Community at 8956 Vanalden Avenue, west of Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5). The 11.8-acres project site is located at the confluence of the concrete-lined Aliso and Limekiln Creek flood control channels, both owned and maintained by Los Angeles County Department of Public Works (LACDPW). The project consists of implementation of best management practices (BMPs) as part of water quality improvements including pretreatment devices; diversion and treatment of all dry weather and a portion of wet weather flows; construction of biofiltration basins; restoring vegetation, and subsurface irrigation. The project also provides open space and educational opportunities.

Although the initial study identified potentially significant noise and cultural resources impacts, mitigation measures were applied in those areas to reduce the impacts to levels less than significant.

The Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study is available for review at the following locations:

  • Northridge Library (9051 Darby Ave., Northridge, CA 91325 (818) 886-3640)
  • Wilkinson Multi-Purpose Senior Center (8956 Vanalden Ave., Northridge, CA. 91324 (818) 701-1001)
  • Council District 12 District Office (9207 Oakdale Av., Suite 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 882-1212)
  • Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, Environmental Management Office (LABOE, EMG) (1149 S Broadway, Suite 600: Contact: Shokoufe Marashi at (213) 485-5759)

The 30-day public review period starts October 6, 2016 and ended November 4, 2016.
Comments were received by deadline & emailed to and/or by mail to:

City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
Attn: Shokoufe Marashi
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015.

The Final IS/MND is pending consideration by the Board of Public Works. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 200 North Spring Street, Room 350, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Agendas for upcoming meetings of the Board of Public Works are available at this webpage:

Please note that the date, time and location of the meeting(s) at which these items will be considered are subject to change.

The Final IS/MND will be considered by the City Council after the hearing by the Board of Public Works (date to be determined). The official electronic website posting location for the schedule and agendas for the meetings of the Los Angeles City Council and Council Committees is: The meeting calendar and agendas for the meetings of the City Council and Council Committees can be viewed at:

If you have any questions, please contact Shokoufe Marashi at (213)485-5759 or via email:


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Review Status Public Review Period
Notice of Intent to Adopt MND Open N/A
Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study Closed October 6, 2016 - November 4, 2016
Please refer to the link for NOD Closed  

Final Initial Study Appendices

The Board of Public Works considered IS/MND on February 27, 2017 and referred to City Council who adopted MND on May 3, 2017.