The City proposes to build an electric bus maintenance facility (EBMF or the Project) in the Southeast Los Angeles community to support its future electric bus fleet. The EBMF will be implemented by Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). The proposed EBMF will support up to 130 Battery-Electric Bus (BEB) vehicles. The City is in the process of purchasing the properties at 740 and 800 East 111th Place (the site) to use for construction of the EBMF. The EBMF would eventually replace the existing LADOT bus maintenance facility located approximately 2 miles to the south.
Construction of the EBMF would require demolition of the existing buildings on the site. The new facility would include a two-story operation and maintenance building, bus maintenance bays, a service building, a bus wash building, the BEB parking/charging area, and a second-story parking deck with a photovoltaic (PV) system canopy. Electrification equipment, including electrical transformers, switch cabinets, and bus chargers, would also be installed.
Property acquisition would be completed in early 2023, followed by the final engineering design. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2024 and be completed by mid-2026. During operations, approximately 312 employees would be working onsite, and the facility is planned to be open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The proposed EBMF site is located on a 5.5-acre property at 740 and 800 East 111th Place in South Los Angeles. The site is zoned M1-1-CPIO (Limited Industrial-Height District 1-CPIO) and has been utilized as a logistics warehouse for solar panels. Land uses adjacent to the site include residential and commercial uses, a school, and a community center.
Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code and Article 7 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as amended, the City of Los Angeles (the City) Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (LABOE) and LADOT have prepared an Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND). Pursuant to CEQA, the City identified no potentially significant adverse impacts and proposes to adopt the MND.
Additionally, LADOT is applying for a federal grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). FTA would be the federal lead agency pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Environmental Assessment (EA) would be prepared at the direction and under the supervision of the City of Los Angeles as the local lead agency.
Related documents for the proposed project can be viewed below or by appointment at 1149 S. Broadway St. Los Angeles CA 90015. For additional information please contact Lauren Rhodes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Review Period
The Draft IS/MND for the Project will be circulated for a 30-day public review period, starting on September 16, 2022, and ending on October 17, 2022. The Draft IS/MND can be viewed at the link below. Hard copies of the draft IS/MND for the proposed Project can be view at the Alma Reeves Woods – Watts Branch Library (10205 Compton Ave, Los Angeles, 90002), and by appointment at the LABOE office (1149 S. Broadway St., Los Angeles, CA 90015). Please contact Lauren Rhodes at email@example.com to schedule an appointment to view at the LABOE office.
Virtual Public Meeting – October 6, 2022
A virtual public meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM, for interested individuals to learn more about the proposed project and the findings of the Initial Study. Individuals will have the opportunity to make verbal comments about the Draft IS/MND during the meeting.
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/ebusfacilitypublicmeeting2
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Webinar ID: 838 6617 8803
Individuals also may submit written comments about the Draft IS/MND. All comments must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2022, by mail or email to Lauren Rhodes:
EMAIL TO: Lauren Rhodes
Please include “EBMF Draft IS/MND Project Comments” in the subject line.
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|Report (Click on italicized text to view report)||Public Review Period||Review Status|
|Draft IS/MND||09/16/22 – 10/17/22||Open|
|Appendices||09/16/22 – 10/17/22||Open|
|Notice of Availability/Notice of Intent|
|Aviso De Disponibilidad y Aviso De Intención|
|Public Meeting Flyer(October 6, 2022)|
|Folleto de reunión pública virtual (6 de octubre de 2022)|
|Recording - Virtual Community Meeting (September 1, 2021)|