Making LA River Revitalization a Reality

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Project Updates

Preliminary Design Concepts

  • On May 18, 2019 Engineering unveiled the three Preliminary Design Concepts being considered for the G2 site. View the concepts here.

Public Outreach

  • River sediment removal activities related to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Los Angeles River Reach 5C and 6A Sediment Removal Project are complete. Restoration and demobilization activities are expected to be complete by the end of December 2018, ahead of schedule. The City of Los Angeles granted right-of-entry from September to December 2018 to allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to use Taylor Yard G2 as a haul route for their project to provide a safe path of travel and alleviate impacts to the surrounding communities.
  • The City of Los Angeles hosted a Community Discussion on Site Assessments on December 5, 2018 to provide details on the environmental history of Taylor Yard G2, sampling and analysis procedures, health and safety, and remediation next steps. Our partners at the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) also discussed their oversight role on the project and public participation process.  
  • A meeting of the Taylor Yard G2 River Park Project Advisory Stakeholder Committees was held on November 6, 2018 to discuss the habitat revitalization goals for the project.  
  • The City of Los Angeles hosted a Community Workshop on October 4, 2018 to provide a project update, the results of the community workshop and survey conducted in early 2018, an update on site assessments, water quality improvement opportunities, and preliminary design concepts.

All presentation materials from previous public meetings can be found here.

Site Assessment

  • Site Assessments fieldwork began on June 4, 2018 and completed on September 21, 2018. A total of 452 soil gas readings were taken at various depths in 228 locations throughout the site. A total of 645 soil samples have been collected from various depths at 78 locations. 14 small test pits were also excavated to more closely investigate areas of concern based on visual and geophysical observations. A draft Phase II Environmental Site Assessments Report based on the completed fieldwork and laboratory analysis of samples was submitted to DTSC on November 30, 2018 for their review.

For additional information visit Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering.