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Reservoirs Environmental Impact Report Planning Kicks Off

Updated: Nov 20, 2021

Hargreaves Associates, prime consultant, landscape architecture and urban design for the

Silver Lake Reservoirs Complex Master Plan, has announced that ESA Associates has

been selected to consult on the environmental impact review (EIR) of the proposed master

plan. According to its website, ESA specializes in community and airport planning, natural

and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory

compliance. ESA joins nine other consulting firms working with the Bureau of Engineering

to discuss repurposing of the reservoirs complex and surrounding site as a community

gathering space — with the hope of blending urban wilderness with recreation. The

consulting firm has worked on the ongoing Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project.

The Master Plan Stakeholder Working Group will meet the new consultants at a meeting

on Thursday, October 21. The Hargreaves team will provide an overview of the EIR

process, opportunities for input, a public meeting schedule and framework and work

progress to date. According to the Los Angeles Public Library, EIRs are reports to inform

the public and public agency decision-makers of significant environmental effects of

proposed projects, identify possible ways to minimize those effects, and describe

reasonable alternatives to those projects. EIRs often take years to complete.

Learn more about the Master Plan here.

Learn more about the working group here.


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