Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP)

September 2021 Update:  The City of Los Angeles (City) is proposing the replacement of the current Coordinated Street Furniture Program (CSFP) with the Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (STAP). The STAP would be implemented by the Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) and would install and upgrade transit shelters and associated amenities to provide shelter, shade, safety, and comfort to the City's transit riders, active transportation users, and pedestrians. The program would support public transit and shared use of the sidewalk; improve access and mobility; improve transit information and public service delivery; be a self-sustaining program through reinvestment of advertising revenues; and create a dynamic program that incorporates flexibility and collaboration with other City goals and programs. These goals would be achieved through efficient delivery of enhanced program elements and active management by the City. Construction of the transit shelters under STAP would occur over a 3-year time span, from 2022-2024 under the most aggressive schedule, but may occur over a longer period of time, upwards of 6 years (2022 to 2027). The City plans to contract with a commercial partner to provide operations and maintenance of the transit shelters for 10 years with 2 potential 5-year extensions, in accordance with the agreements with the City.

NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF (1) NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; AND (2) INITIAL STUDY AND DRAFT MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

On September 2, 2021, the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering and Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA) (the “City”) issued for public review: (1) a Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (“NOA/NOI”); and (2) an Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (“IS/MND”) under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) for the City Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (“Project”). On September 3, 2021, the City issued a NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL – (1) Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration; and (2) Initial Study/Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration – City of Los Angeles Sidewalk and Transit Amenities Program (see link immediately below),

Notice of Withdrawal

By way of this Notice of Withdrawal of the NOA/NOI and IS/MND for the Project, the City hereby withdraws those documents for agency and interested party review.  The City intends to issue new CEQA documents for this Project at a subsequent date.

The WITHDRAWN Draft IS/MND and attachments may be accessed via the links below.

For information on the STAP or the Draft IS/MND please contact Norman Mundy of BOE at: Norman.Mundy@lacity.org.

Report
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Review Status Public Review Period
Draft IS/MND WITHDRAWN N/A
Attachment A Aesthetics and Visual Impact Analysis WITHDRAWN  
Attachment B – Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis WITHDRAWN  
Attachment C – Cultural Resources Impact Analysis WITHDRAWN  
Attachment D – Land Use Consistency Analysis WITHDRAWN  
Attachment E – Noise and Vibration Impact Analysis WITHDRAWN  
Attachment F – Transportation/Traffic Impact Assessment WITHDRAWN  

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