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

The City of Los Angeles (City) has prepared the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Sixth Street Park, Arts, River & Connectivity Improvements (PARC) Project. On March 30, 2022, the Board of Public Works approved the recommendation to certify the EIR and approve the project. On April 13, 2022, the Public Works Committee also approved and is now transmitting the recommendation to the City Council for consideration. City Council hearing date is to be determined

The Final EIR, CEQA Findings, and Mitigation Monitoring Program are available for review below. 

Sixth Street PARC Final EIR 

Sixth Street PARC CEQA Findings 

Sixth Street PARC Mitigation Monitoring Program

Sixth Street PARC Final EIR - Executive Summary (Spanish)

Sixth Street PARC Draft EIR - Executive Summary (Spanish)

For information about upcoming Board of Public Works meeting schedules and agendas, please go to:

https://www.lacity.org/government/board-public-works-meetings

If recommended for approval by the Board of Public Works, the City Council will consider the certification of the Final EIR at a future meeting that has yet not been scheduled. The official schedule and meeting agendas for the City Council and applicable Council Committees are available at the City website: https://lacity.org/government/meeting-calendars/city-council-meetingsagendas.

For additional information on the environmental review process, please contact Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, Environmental Supervisor II, City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering, at jan.green.rebstock@lacity.org. You can also monitor this BOE webpage for updates regarding the CEQA approval process.

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

The Public Review Period of the Draft EIR closed on July 26, 2021.

Public Meeting: Due to the global pandemic, a virtual public meeting in English and Spanish was held on July 14, 2021, at 6:30 PM on Zoom. In-person accommodation, at La Puerta Learning Center, was also made available for anyone requiring access to a screen or internet connection. The meeting presentation and a transcript of the meeting are available here:
Draft EIR Public Meeting Presentation
Draft EIR Public Meeting Transcript

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

May 27 2021 -July 26, 2021

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

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)