The City of Los Angeles (City), Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review process for the proposed Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project (proposed Project). The proposed Project would redesign 116 acres of the 127-acre Silver Lake Reservoir Complex with community park amenities. The proposed Project would consist of a series of spaces (park zones) stitched together by a 2.5-mile, tree-lined promenade.
The City has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required. The anticipated timeline for the EIR process is outlined below. Check back for updates as the EIR progresses.
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Draft Environmental Impact Report
Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Availability (NOA) has been prepared to notify agencies and interested parties that the City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering has prepared a Draft EIR pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) which evaluates the potential environmental effects of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project (SCH# 2022010055).
Public Review and Comment Period: The Draft EIR public review and comment period began October 6, 2022 and was extended through December 16, 2022. All comments on the Draft EIR were due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022. The comment period is closed.
A virtual Public Comment Meeting was held on October 26, 2022, to review the environmental process, the Project, the Draft EIR and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to provide verbal comments on the Draft EIR.
Submit your comments here: (comment period has ended)
The Draft EIR can be viewed via the links below:
Draft Environmental Impact Report (individual chapters)
- Executive Summary
- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Project Description
- 3.0 Environmental Setting, Impact Analysis, and Mitigation
- Agriculture and Forestry Resources
- Air Quality
- Biological Resources
- Cultural Resources
- Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Hazards and Hazardous Materials
- Hydrology and Water Quality
- Land Use
- Noise and Vibration
- Population and Housing
- Public Services
- Recreation and Parks
- Tribal Cultural Resources
- Utilities and Service Systems
- 4.0 Other Environmental Considerations
- 5.0 Analysis of Alternatives
- 6.0 Preparers, Contributors, and Oversight
Appendices to the Draft EIR
Appendix A Scoping Report
Appendix B Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan
Appendix C Air Quality-GHG Technical Appendix
Appendix D Biological Technical Report
Appendix E Archaeological Resources Technical Report (CONFIDENTIAL)
Appendix F Supplemental Historical Report and Impact Analysis
Appendix G Energy Calculations
Appendix H Paleontological Records Search Memorandum (CONFIDENTIAL)
Appendix I Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix J Noise and Vibration Technical Appendix
Appendix K Transportation Impact Assessment
Appendix L Tribal Cultural Resources
Notice of Preparation and Public Scoping Period
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was prepared to notify agencies and interested parties that the City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project.
Download NOP document: Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Notice of Preparation
View NOP presentation video: Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan NOP Presentation
A virtual Public Scoping Meeting was held January 19, 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to review the environmental process, the Project, and to provide an opportunity for stakeholder and community input on the scope and content of the Draft EIR.
The January 19 virtual Scoping Meeting Presentation PDF can be viewed here: January 19 Scoping Meeting Presentation
Public Review and Comment Period: The City solicited comments from responsible and trustee agencies as well as interested parties as to the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR. In accordance with time limits mandated by CEQA, the NOP was circulated for a 30-day public scoping period. All comments to the NOP were due no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2022.