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Beverly Hills News – Community Meeting On Purple Line Subway Extension Tonight At La Cienega Park

Posted: Monday, March 16, 2015 – 1:27 PM

By Laura Coleman

This evening at 6:30 p.m. at the La Cienega Park Community Center, the City of Beverly Hills is holding the first of two meetings to hear what residents have to say about potential impacts from construction of the La Cienega Metro Station as part of the Purple Line subway extension.

“We hope to get a great turnout at the meetings, particularly from the residents and businesses close to the station,” said Mayor Lili Bosse. “It is important to hear their concerns and recommendations as their input will really help us craft an agreement with Metro that will allow the La Cienega station construction to proceed as smoothly as possible as we ensure that we do everything we can to alleviate impacts to the quality of life for our residents and our business community.”

The City Council will soon review a potential agreement between the City and Metro to coordinate construction activities for the Wilshire/La Cienega station and will be fully made aware of resident comments. Metro has already begun the construction work to relocate the utilities in preparation for construction of the Wilshire/La Cienega Station which is expected to begin in 2017-18.

During the meeting, City staff will provide an overview of how the La Cienega Station will be constructed and what to expect during construction including permit conditions related to construction work hours/days, traffic, parking, and utility service. Construction for the Purple Line from La Cienega to Century City is not being reviewed at this meeting.

The City will host its second meeting to discuss the issue at the La Cienega Park Community Center on Thursday, March 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Residents unable to attend, are invited to send comments directly to the city via email at transportation@beverlyhills.org or call (310) 285-2467.

Tonight’s meeting is from 6:30-8 p.m. 

The La Cienega Park Community Center is located at 8400 Gregory Way. Free, two-hour parking is available at the La Cienega Tennis Center, located across the street from the Community Center at 325 S. La Cienega Blvd. Limited street parking is also available.

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