A note regarding the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Renovation Project Environmental Impact Report and the Exposition Park Master Plan
The State of California Office of Exposition Park Management (OEPM), as the Lead Agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), intends to prepare a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to the certified 2003 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Renovation Project Environmental Impact Report (2003 EIR) (State Clearinghouse No. 1990011065) for the proposed Exposition Park Master Plan (proposed project).
An SEIR is needed to address changes to the project not discussed in the certified EIR.
The 2003 EIR has been amended four times as the use has evolved to address architectural modifications, parking and pedestrian circulation improvements, and relocation of a soccer field.
As the use of the park has evolved, improvements to open spaces need further refinement to accommodate a level of use not anticipated at the time of the EIR and amendments.
The improvements to the Coliseum have been largely completed but have created an unforeseen impact on the surrounding open space and pedestrian and vehicular areas that are best addressed in a Master Plan.
An SEIR would expand the extent of the project site for the Coliseum renovation project within its overall context of Exposition Park.
The proposed Exposition Park Master Plan would overlap with the original Coliseum renovation project site and the Coliseum District Specific Plan established in Addendum No. 1 to the 2003 EIR.
Furthermore, it would relocate existing VIP Game Day parking spaces for Coliseum events to within the Coliseum District Specific Plan boundaries.
You can view the Environmental Documents here.