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Heading Bullet    Sixth Street Park, Arts, River & Connectivity Improvements (PARC) Project

The City is proposing to create approximately 12 acres of public recreational space in areas underneath and adjacent to the Sixth Street Viaduct, between Mateo Street to the west and the United States Highway 101 (U.S. 101) to the east, within the City of Los Angeles’ Arts District and Boyle Heights neighborhoods. The proposed Project generally includes components noted in the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. The proposed Project may include the following elements and activities:

  • One or more office/community/concession building(s);
  • Landscaping/planting, irrigation systems, and open space;
  • Performance area(s), public gathering/assembly areas, and public art;
  • Recreational courts and fields, which could include synthetic soccer field(s) and field lighting; basketball or other sports court(s); soccer warm-up and stretching zones and a skate park;
  • Playground area and equipment; stationary exercise equipment;
  • Water features such as splash pads;
  • Dog park and related amenities;
  • Typical park site furnishings and amenities, which could include benches, tables, bike racks, bicycle rentals, kiosks, drinking fountains, safety bollards, lighting and signage, fencing, restrooms, and equipment storage;
  • Pedestrian paths, bicycle paths and connections, internal park roadways and service roads, and related lighting and parking areas/spaces; street lighting;
  • Rehabilitation of the existing pedestrian/vehicular tunnel on the west side of the River;
  • Utility connections; Utility relocations and undergrounding in some areas may be required;
  • Retaining walls; stormwater infrastructure improvements;
  • Terracing with vegetation planters and construction of a bikeway may occur within the River channel bank adjacent to the proposed Arts Plaza, extending from Fourth Street to Seventh Street with connections to the bridge structures; terracing may also occur on the opposite River bank, or at street level within the project boundaries;
  • Connectivity improvements, which may include, but are not limited to, the use of colored concrete pavement to delineate limits of park areas; parking on adjacent streets; and pedestrian activated cross walks on Santa Fe Avenue, Mission Road, Jesse Street, South Anderson Street, and South Clarence Street;
  • Site soil would be compliant with residential soil standards and/or standards that support park use. Soil remediation activities during construction may be required;
  • Demolition activities may include demolition of existing urban infrastructure, such as buildings, pavement, and roadways; and
  • Right-of-way acquisition and relocation, as well as temporary construction easements. The majority of the property requirements for the proposed Project have been secured by the Viaduct Replacement Project.

SCOPING PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: In accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) statutes and Guidelines, the LABOE has prepared a Notice of Preparation (NOP) and an Initial Study (IS) that is being circulated to agencies, organizations, neighbors, interested parties and the general public for review and comment. Comments on the IS will be accepted until May 22, 2017. Using the information obtained through the scoping period, the City will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze the environmental impacts of the proposed Project and alternatives.

Please note: the deadline to submit comments by mail or email has been extended to May 22, 2017

A public scoping meeting will be held on:
May 3, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Puente Learning Center
501 South Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

The IS is available for public review at the following locations:

  1. Central Library, 630 W 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
  2. Little Tokyo Library, 203 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  3. Robert L Stevenson Library, 803 Spence Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023
  4. Benjamin Franklin Library, 2200 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  5. BH Technology Center: 1600 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
  6. Boyle Heights City Hall: 2130 E. 1st Street Suite 241, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Please send your written comments by May 22, 2017 to:

Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, Environmental Supervisor II
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Comments may also be submitted by email to (please include ‘Sixth Street PARC Project Comments’ in the subject line).

(Click on underlined text to view report)
Review Status Public Review Period
CEQA Basics - How to Participate
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation (English)
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation (Spanish) Open 4/13/2017 - 5/22/2017
Sixth Street PARC Notice of Preparation/Initial Study
Initial Study Executive Summary (English)
Initial Study Executive Summary (Spanish)
Sixth Street PARC Scoping Meeting Presentation_5-3-17 (English)
Sixth Street PARC Scoping Meeting Presentation_5-3-17 (Spanish)
PARC Project NOP -IS_Ways to Provide Comments (English)
PARC Project NOP -IS_Ways to Provide Comments (Spanish)