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Taylor Yard G2 River Park

Taylor Yard G2 No Shadow In 2017, the Los Angeles City Council approved the purchase of the Taylor Yard G2 parcel. As a key area with restoration benefits and opportunities for revitalization, the location proved to be a desirable spot.  This 42-acre parcel located at 2850 Kerr Street, within Council District 1, is adjacent to the soft-bottomed portion of the Los Angeles River.  In that same year, the City moved ahead to remediate soil contamination of the parcel to industrial standards based on the existing California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) approved remedial action plan. The parcel was part of the former Union Pacific rail yard. Prior to the City's acquisition, LASAN's brownfields program used grant funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to conduct a Phase I ESA at the site that identified suspected and known soil contamination. Redevelopment efforts, including an extensive cleanup process are being led by the City's Bureau of Engineering (BOE). The brownfields program is working with BOE and DTSC, using various grant funding for additional environmental investigations at two contaminated areas within the Taylor Yard G2 Parcel.  This hard work will result in a public park and green space which will greatly benefit human health and the environment.

 

Western / Gage Gateway Park

Western Gage Pocket Park x 400This site was transferred from the former Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA), which had previously performed Phase I and Phase II ESAs on the site, finding hazardous contamination consisting of lead and arsenic in shallow soil and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The City is planning to redevelop the site as a park, with improvements including attractive landscaping, sidewalk repairs, architectural features, lights, and street trees. LASAN's brownfields program received grant funding through the State Water Board Orphan Site Cleanup Fund to perform additional groundwater and subsurface investigations, while also developing a cleanup plan for the site. Once the site is clean, work on the park is planned to resume subsequently.

 

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