Notice of Determination
August 2023 Update:
The Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project Environmental Impact Report was certified and the Project was approved by the full City Council on August 23, 2023, along with adoption of the Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring Program. A Notice of Determination was prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to notify the public of these actions.
AUGUST 2023 UPDATE - Energy and Environment Committee Meeting
The Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project Final EIR was considered by the Energy and Environment Committee at a special committee meeting on Friday, August 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM. The audio for Committee meetings was broadcast live on the internet at https://clerk.lacity.gov/calendar. The live audio can also be accessed at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area). If the live audio is unavailable via one of these channels, members of the public are encouraged to use one of the other channels. The Committee will take public comment from members of the public in-person only; there will be no public comment by teleconference.
The Energy and Environment Committee meeting agenda can be viewed at the following link: https://lacity.primegov.com/Portal/MeetingPreview?compiledMeetingDocumentFileId=51666
The Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project Final EIR will be considered by the full City Council at a future meeting that has yet to be scheduled. The official schedule and meeting agendas for the City Council and applicable Council Committees are available at the City website: https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar.
JULY 2023 UPDATE – FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
The City of Los Angeles (City) Public Works Department, Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has prepared a
Final EIR for the proposed Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project consistent with the
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The Final Environmental Report can be viewed via the links below.
The Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project Final EIR was considered by full City Council on August 23, 2023. The official schedule and meeting agendas for the City Council and applicable Council Committees are available at the City website: https://clerk.lacity.org/calendar.
For more information about the project, please contact:
Dr. Jan Green Rebstock
Environmental Affairs Officer
Bureau of Engineering | Department of Public Works
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Final Environmental Impact Report (individual chapters)
Cover, Title Page, & Table of Contents
2.0 Response to Comments
3.0 Revisions, Clarifications, and Corrections to the Draft Environmental Impact Report
4.0 Mitigation Monitoring Program
Final Environmental Impact Report Appendices:
Appendix A Draft EIR Public Meeting Transcript
Appendix B Air Quality Emission Memorandum
The City of Los Angeles (City), Bureau of Engineering (BOE) has started the environmental review process for the proposed Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project (proposed Project). The proposed Project would redesign 116 acres of the 127-acre Silver Lake Reservoir Complex with community park amenities. The proposed Project would consist of a series of spaces (park zones) stitched together by a 2.5-mile, tree-lined promenade.
The City has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is required. The anticipated timeline for the EIR process is outlined below. Check back for updates as the EIR progresses.
Download the CEQA Basics Fact Sheet to learn more about the CEQA environmental review process.
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Draft Environmental Impact Report
Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period
A Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Notice of Availability (NOA) has been prepared to notify agencies and interested parties that the City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering has prepared a Draft EIR pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) which evaluates the potential environmental effects of the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project (SCH# 2022010055).
Public Review and Comment Period: The Draft EIR public review and comment period began October 6, 2022 and was extended through December 16, 2022. All comments on the Draft EIR were due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022. The comment period is closed.
A virtual Public Comment Meeting was held on October 26, 2022, to review the environmental process, the Project, the Draft EIR and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to provide verbal comments on the Draft EIR.
Submit your comments here: (comment period has ended)
Stakeholder Working Group Meetings:
Stakeholder Working Group(SWG) Meeting 1: October 21, 2021
(PURPOSE: Provide an update on the master plan, to introduce the SWG to our EIR team, and for an overview of the CEQA process)
Stakeholder Working Group Meeting 2: January 5, 2022
(Overview of what to expect during the Public Scoping Meeting and Comment Period)
Stakeholder Working Group Meeting 3: September 28, 2022
(PURPOSE: Inform stakeholders of EIR timeline and process, review public comment meeting format and what to expect, discuss how to review a Draft EIR)
The Draft EIR can be viewed via the links below:
Draft Environmental Impact Report (individual chapters)
- Executive Summary
- 1.0 Introduction
- 2.0 Project Description
- 3.0 Environmental Setting, Impact Analysis, and Mitigation
- Agriculture and Forestry Resources
- Air Quality
- Biological Resources
- Cultural Resources
- Geology, Soils, and Mineral Resources
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Hazards and Hazardous Materials
- Hydrology and Water Quality
- Land Use
- Noise and Vibration
- Population and Housing
- Public Services
- Recreation and Parks
- Tribal Cultural Resources
- Utilities and Service Systems
- 4.0 Other Environmental Considerations
- 5.0 Analysis of Alternatives
- 6.0 Preparers, Contributors, and Oversight
Appendices to the Draft EIR
Appendix A Scoping Report
Appendix B Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan
Appendix C Air Quality-GHG Technical Appendix
Appendix D Biological Technical Report
Appendix E Archaeological Resources Technical Report (CONFIDENTIAL)
Appendix F Supplemental Historical Report and Impact Analysis
Appendix G Energy Calculations
Appendix H Paleontological Records Search Memorandum (CONFIDENTIAL)
Appendix I Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment
Appendix J Noise and Vibration Technical Appendix
Appendix K Transportation Impact Assessment
Appendix L Tribal Cultural Resources
Notice of Preparation and Public Scoping Period
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) was prepared to notify agencies and interested parties that the City of Los Angeles (City), as the Lead Agency, through the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Project.
Download NOP document: Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan Notice of Preparation
View NOP presentation video: Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan NOP Presentation
A virtual Public Scoping Meeting was held January 19, 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to review the environmental process, the Project, and to provide an opportunity for stakeholder and community input on the scope and content of the Draft EIR.
The January 19 virtual Scoping Meeting Presentation PDF can be viewed here: January 19 Scoping Meeting Presentation
Public Review and Comment Period: The City solicited comments from responsible and trustee agencies as well as interested parties as to the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR. In accordance with time limits mandated by CEQA, the NOP was circulated for a 30-day public scoping period. All comments to the NOP were due no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2022.