Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Resurfaces This Saturday

October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

CASP flier - click to view meeting details at the city website

This Sunday is the city of Los Angeles’ annual community meeting regarding the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (called CASP.) The meeting takes place at 10am on Saturday October 15th 2011 at Goodwill, 342 N. San Fernando Road, LA 90031 (near the Lincoln Cypress Metro Gold Line Station.) Meeting details at the city’s CASP website.

In March 2009, Creek Freak reviewed the initial draft CASP, which I liked at the time. I vaguely recall being disappointed with city vagueness and backpedalling at the last CASP community meeting on October 23rd 2010. Community folks, especially including SEACA (Southeast Asian Communty Alliance) have raised concerns about the plan, especially regarding its lack of support for affordable housing. In February 2011, the city put out a call for community folks to apply to part of a CASP Community Advisory Committee… which (unless Google, I and the city’s CASP website missed something) doesn’t seem to have materialized. Some of the CASP delays so far can be attributed to an aborted attempt to link the CASP with the creation of a new Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area, and the subsequent state move to dissolve CRAs.

Well, now the city has published the CASP draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report) and EIR comments are due by November 21st 2011.

Come on down Saturday and see what’s in the CASP now.

What the CASP planned bikeways looked like before the city spent a million (?) dollars and two and a half years studying them. Each time this map gets studied, some lines disappear.

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