Just more than a year ago, we celebrated the opening of Phase 2 of the Expo Line - the east-west transit line that has been a game-changer for public transportation in Los Angeles. Now, the City Planning Department is asking for your input on an update to the local community plan that will dictate how the neighborhoods near the Expo Line will be able to grow in the future.
The Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (also known as the Expo TNP) is a land use plan that is being developed by the Department of City Planning to plan for the future of neighborhoods along the Westside’s five Expo Line transit stations. The Expo TNP is intended to foster a mix of uses around the transit stations that will encourage transit use and improve mobility for everyone. Directing new housing and jobs to transit-served areas is an overarching principle of the City’s General Plan. The goal is give residents and employees greater mobility choices and reduce automobile dependence and greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to poor air quality and climate change.
The Draft Environmental Impact Report as well as a revised draft of the Specific Plan were released for public review on April 6, 2017, and the Planning Department is now seeking input on these documents from individual stakeholders, neighborhood groups and other organizations at this time. The comment period for the Draft EIR is 60 days and will end on June 5, 2017.
The Planning Department will host an Open House and Public Hearing about the plan tomorrow (May 23, 2017) from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the IMAN Foundation located at 3376 Motor Ave Los Angeles, CA 90034. All neighbors and welcome and encouraged to attend.
You can find out more about the plan for the area around the Bundy/Expo Station in CD11 at http://www.latnp.org/expo-line/expo-draft-plan/.