Community input is important to improving the Lower LA River! There are many ways to provide input and be involved in the process. The monthly Working Group meetings are open to the public, and public engagement activities occur throughout the Lower LA River. Check out the upcoming meetings and events on our calendar and/or provide input through the online survey.
The schedule and planning process for the Lower LA River Revitalization Plan (Plan) are organized around three primary phases:
- Project Organization
- Concept Plan Development
- Draft and Final Plan
The appointed Working Group has formed committees that will address issues related to economics, health, equity, safety, accessibility, connectivity, green space, transportation, water, and environment. The Working Group created three committees to focus on specific segments of the Lower LA River (City of Vernon to Rio Hondo Confluence, Rio Hondo Confluence to Compton Creek Confluence, and Compton Creek Confluence to LA River Outlet) and five Plan Element Committees to develop the components of the Plan. Three of the Plan Element Committees set up specific goals and objectives to guide how the Plan is completed in order to meet the lower LA River communities’ needs and guide the future implementation of the Plan. See the committees with links below to see the goals and objectives.
Plan Element Committees
- Community Economics, Health and Equity
- Community Engagement
- Public Realm
- Water and Environment
The Working Group meets monthly to provide input and direction for the development of the Plan, and the committees meet every other month to focus on specific topics of the Plan. Community outreach events designed to engage and gather input from the local communities started in Winter 2016 and are ongoing through Winter 2017. The Plan is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
The Plan identified over 200 opportunity areas within the Lower LA River study area. Of these opportunities, twelve have been identified to conduct feasibility studies, which includes three templates, one policy, and eight projects.
– guidelines and conceptual components to be applied throughout the study area where applicable.
- Connectivity/Complete Streets and Wayfinding/Welcoming
- Multi-Use Trail Enhancements
- Improved Crossings
– community stabilization toolkit to assist the cities with addressing issues such as gentrification and displacement.
- Community Stabilization Toolkit
– improvements to site specific destinations to revitalize the lower LA River corridor.
- Atlantic Blvd and Upper Segment Multi-Use Easement
- Cudahy River Park
- Rio Hondo Confluence
- Middle Segment Crossover and Multi-Use Easement
- Compton Creek Confluence
- Wrigley Heights River Park
- Willow Street Improvements
- Concrete Channel Enhancements
Out of these 12 Signature Concepts, six will be selected to be developed further in the upcoming months. Provide your input on these opportunities with our online survey.