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Reservoirs EIR Available — 180 Months of Construction, Thousands of Truck Trips Outlined in Document

Updated: Nov 5, 2022

The highly-anticipated draft of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan

Environmental Impact Report, commonly known as the EIR, has been released. The

voluminous report (650 pages) was mandated by the City of Los Angeles and evaluates

the impact of constructing a major public park at the 127-acre reservoirs, surrounding

neighborhoods and wildlife, including migrating birds.

Based on comments included in the SLRCMP scoping, an overwhelming majority of

respondents are either strongly opposed to the proposed project or have serious

concerns. The top concerns are removal of the perimeter fence; noise nuisances caused

by special events and amplified music; construction noise; negative impacts on wildlife;

traffic, congestion and crime; duration of the project; disruption of the quality of life for

residents living within 500 feet of the complex. Sadly, many of Silver Lake Recreation

Complex' features, including the dog parks, walking paths, the Meadow, and the recreation

center will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for years during the multiphase construction


Silver Lake Together opposes the project as presented, but we strongly encourage our

readers to review the entire document, appendix and all, to reach their own conclusions.

The full report is daunting and we recommend starting with the executive summary and

then reviewing chapters of interest and public comments. Thanks to the Silver Lake

Wildlife Sanctuary, missing chapters 4 and 5 are now available at the end of the long list

of chapters. These are important to read. Stay tuned!

Send comments to SLRCMP Draft EIR Comments (October 6 - November 21)

Virtual Public Comment Meeting: spoken comments only, NO WRITTEN
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Telephone Dial-In: +1 (888) 788-0099 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 879 1241 9992

Read the Full Report.


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