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Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Selects Hargreaves Associates as Consultant to Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project

LOS ANGELES, December 20, 2018 – The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering (Engineering) has selected Hargreaves Associates for the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project and is recommending that the Board of Public Works award the contract to their team.

The project is being led by Engineering, with the support of Council Districts 13 and 4, and in coordination with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

“We are very pleased to recommend Hargreaves Associates to the Board of Public Works for this important project,” said City Engineer Gary Lee Moore. “Hargreaves has brought together a highly-qualified and experienced team that excels in the various disciplines the City and community needs. Key to their success is their expertise in community engagement, which will be an important aspect of the planning process.”

The new Plan will guide future improvements and repurposing of the reservoir site, and will seek to balance its historic character, its use as a community gathering place, its strategic location within the Silver Lake community, its visual impact, its long-term environmental value, and its potential for a unique blend of passive and recreational opportunities.

“Preparing a Master Plan for the Silver Lake Reservoir requires a highly skilled and thoughtful team to help guide a vision for our beloved open space," said Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD13). "I want to congratulate Hargreaves Associates, as well as the many other teams that applied to be part of this historic process. Also, many thanks to the hundreds of residents who took the time out of their schedules to participate thus far. The imagining is about to get underway, and I look forward to seeing our collective vision realized in the years ahead."

The selection process included a comprehensive review of proposals, an interview, and public presentations by the three finalists on December 4th.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Hargreaves Associates and their great team in helping guide a future for the Silver Lake Reservoirs that is sustainable, equitable, and reflective of this City icon," said Councilmember David Ryu (CD4). "I'm so thankful to the Bureau of Engineering for leading this search, and to the Silver Lake community members who are central to this process."

"Our staff conducted outreach nationally and internationally, to alert firms to this exciting opportunity,” added Moore. “The community and the City were extremely impressed by the caliber of the teams that applied to work on the project and we want to thank the other finalists for their great work and their interest.”

For additional project information about the project, go to: https://eng.lacity.org/silverlake_reservoirs

About Bureau of Engineering
The Bureau of Engineering is the City's lead agency for the planning, design and construction management of public buildings, infrastructure and open space projects. Projects include municipal buildings, such as police and fire stations, the convention center, and recreational and cultural facilities, as well as bridges, street and transit projects, and stormwater and wastewater systems. Open space projects include the development of parks and the restoration of wetlands. Engineering also manages permitting for construction in the public right-of-way, as well as the City's state-of-the-art online mapping system. Engineering's projects are nationally-recognized in the areas of environmental sustainability and design and fully support the City's goals of creating a prosperous, livable and safe city for all residents and businesses. For more information, please visit http://eng.lacity.org.