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.