Sixth Street Park, Arts, River & Connectivity Improvements (PARC) Project

The City is proposing to create approximately 13 acres of public recreational space in areas underneath and adjacent to the Sixth Street Viaduct, between Mateo Street to the west and the United States Highway 101 (U.S. 101) to the east, within the City of Los Angeles’ Arts District and Boyle Heights neighborhoods. The proposed Project generally includes components noted in the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. The proposed Project would include the following elements and activities:

  • One or more office/community/concession building(s);
  • Landscaping/planting, irrigation systems, and open space;
  • Performance area(s), public gathering/assembly areas, and public art;
  • Recreational courts and fields, which could include synthetic soccer field(s) and field lighting; basketball or other sports court(s); soccer warm-up and stretching zones and a skate park;
  • Playground area and equipment; stationary exercise equipment;
  • Water features such as splash pads;
  • Dog park and related amenities;
  • Typical park site furnishings and amenities, which could include benches, tables, bike racks, bicycle rentals, kiosks, drinking fountains, safety bollards, lighting and signage, fencing, restrooms, and equipment storage;
  • Pedestrian paths, bicycle paths and connections, internal park roadways and service roads, and related lighting and parking areas/spaces; street lighting;
  • Rehabilitation of the existing pedestrian/vehicular tunnel on the west side of the River;
  • Utility connections; Utility relocations and undergrounding in some areas may be required;
  • Retaining walls; stormwater infrastructure improvements;
  • Terracing with vegetation planters and construction of a bikeway may occur within the River channel bank adjacent to the proposed Arts Plaza, extending from Fourth Street to Seventh Street with connections to the bridge structures; terracing may also occur on the opposite River bank, or at street level within the project boundaries;
  • Connectivity improvements, which may include, but are not limited to, the use of colored concrete pavement to delineate limits of park areas; parking on adjacent streets; and pedestrian activated cross walks on Santa Fe Avenue, Mission Road, Jesse Street, South Anderson Street, and South Clarence Street;
  • Site soil would be compliant with residential soil standards and/or standards that support park use. Soil remediation activities during construction may be required;
  • Demolition activities may include demolition of existing urban infrastructure, such as buildings, pavement, and roadways
  • Right-of-way acquisition and relocation, as well as temporary construction easements. The majority of the property requirements for the proposed Project have been secured by the Viaduct Replacement Project.

The City studied the environmental effects the proposed Project in a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Draft EIR is now available for public review and comment.
Hard copies of the Draft EIR will also be available at the following locations:

  • Central Library, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  • Robert L Stevenson Library, 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
  • East Los Angeles County Library, 4837 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022
  • BH Technology Center, 1600 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Comments on the Draft EIR are due by Monday, July 26, 2021. Comments may be submitted by email to Jan.Green.Rebstock@lacity.org (please include “Sixth Street PARC” in the subject line). Please also include the name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address of a person to contact in case there are questions regarding the comments submitted. Comments may also be submitted by mail to:
Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering,
Environmental Management Group, 1149 S. Broadway, 6th Floor, Mail Stop 939, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

Public Meeting: Due to the global pandemic, a virtual public meeting in English and Spanish will be held on July 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. In-person accommodation, at a location in or near Boyle Heights, will also be made available for anyone requiring access to a screen or internet connection. Meeting information and registration will be made available at http://bit.ly/6thstreetparc. Registration will remain open until the meeting begins. Thank you for your interest!

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Availability (English) OPEN  
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Availability (Spanish) OPEN  
Sixth Street PARC Draft EIR Executive Summary (English) OPEN

May 27 2021 -July 26, 2021

Sixth Street PARC Draft EIR Executive Summary (Spanish) OPEN  
Sixth Street PARC Draft EIR Full Copy OPEN  
Sixth Street PARC Draft EIR Appendices OPEN  
     
     

Individual Chapters

Draft EIR 1.0 Introduction
Draft EIR 2.0 Project Description
Draft EIR 3.1 Aesthetics and Visual Resources
Draft EIR 3.2 Air Quality
Draft EIR 3.3 Biological Resources
Draft EIR 3.4 Cultural Resources
Draft EIR 3.5 Energy
Draft EIR 3.6 Geology and Soils
Draft EIR 3.7 Greenhouse Gases
Draft EIR 3.8 Hazards
Draft EIR 3.9 Water Quality
Draft EIR 3.10 Land Use and Planning
Draft EIR 3.11 Noise
Draft EIR 3.12 Population and Housing
Draft EIR 3.13 Public Services
Draft EIR 3.14 Recreation
Draft EIR 3.15 Transportation
Draft EIR 3.16 Utilities
Draft EIR 3.17 Mandatory Findings of Significance
Draft EIR 4.0 Project Alternatives
Draft EIR 5.0 Other Environmental Considerations
Draft EIR 6.0 Preparers
Draft EIR 7.0 References
Draft EIR 8.0 Acronyms

 

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
CEQA Basics - How to Participate    
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation (English)    
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation (Spanish) Closed April 13, 2017 - May 22, 2017
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation/Initial Study    
Initial Study Executive Summary (English)    
Initial Study Executive Summary (Spanish)    
Sixth Street PARC Scoping Meeting Presentation_5-3-17 (English)    
Sixth Street PARC Scoping Meeting Presentation_5-3-17 (Spanish)    
PARC Project NOP -IS_Ways to Provide Comments (English)    
PARC Project NOP -IS_Ways to Provide Comments (Spanish)