Beverly Hills Seeks Public Comment on Metro EIR
Posted Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 7:31 pm
By Samuel Braslow
The City of Beverly Hills is looking to hear from residents on the planned Wilshire Boulevard/Rodeo Drive North Portal for the Metro Westside Purple Line Extension. The City Council is accepting comments on a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which it released on Aug. 21. The public comment period is open through Oct. 5. The Council will also hear public comments and discuss the potential environmental impact of the proposed North Portal on Sept. 16 in a Virtual Special City Council Meeting.
The Purple Line Extension will bring the Purple Line from its current endpoint at Wilshire Blvd. and Western Avenue to a new station in Westwood. The project is being completed in three sections. Section one includes three new stations (Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax, and Wilshire/La Cienega) and is expected to enter service in 2023. Section two includes stations at Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City/Constellation and is slated for completion in 2025. Section three connects the line to stations at Wilshire/Westwood and Wilshire/VA Hospital, which Metro expects to open in 2026.
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