The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that Metro will be hosting meetings in September to provide an update to the community about the environmental study underway to bring future Metro rail service to West Hollywood.
The meetings will be an opportunity for West Hollywood residents and stakeholders to provide feedback to Metro about what community members find important and which route is preferred for the Northern Extension of the Metro K Line (formerly known as the Crenshaw/LAX Line).
With community input, Metro will ultimately select a final route for the project. Depending on the chosen route, West Hollywood may be served by a single station on the City’s eastern municipal border or could be served by as many as four underground rail stations located throughout the City.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Metro will host a virtual webinar on the Zoom platform, which will consist of a presentation followed by a Q&A session. Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87336933668.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Metro will host an in-person meeting at the West Hollywood Park Aquatic and Recreation Center’s Doheny Room, located at 8750 El Tovar Place, adjacent to West Hollywood Library. This meeting will provide an opportunity for attendees to find out the latest information about the project and to submit feedback directly to the Metro team about what destinations, route alternatives, and design considerations should be served by future rail service.
For people who are unable to attend meetings, Metro is accepting feedback by email and via its project hotline. Email comments directly to Metro at [email protected] or call Metro’s project hotline at (213) 418-3093. For more information about the project, to sign up for project updates, or to submit feedback, visit www.weho.org/metro.
Keep up with the Metro K Line Northern Extension project by visiting the Metro website at https://www.metro.net/projects/kline-northern-extension, read about the Metro K Line Open House in Baldwin Hills on Saturday, September 23 at https://www.metro.net/calendar/k-line-northern-extension-project-open-house/, and all K Line Northern Extension documents are available in the Metro Dropbox folder.
Metro is in the process of completing an environmental study to analyze the potential impacts of the future rail project and to inform its decision as it prepares to select the final route for rail between Mid-City Los Angeles, West Hollywood, and Hollywood. During its September meetings, Metro will provide an update on its work since the last community meetings took place in June 2022.
Metro will solicit additional public feedback on the project one final time to inform its work on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which it anticipates releasing in early 2024. Once the current environmental study process is complete, the Metro Board will decide on a final project definition and route known as a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA).
Of the three routes under consideration (La Brea, Fairfax, and the Fairfax-San Vicente Hybrid), the City of West Hollywood supports the Fairfax-San Vicente Hybrid alignment, which would serve more West Hollywood residents and businesses as well as more key regional destinations, healthcare and cultural resources, and job centers in nearby areas of Los Angeles.
The outcome of this Metro decision on route alignment will significantly impact mobility, accessibility, and economic development in West Hollywood. The City encourages West Hollywood residents and stakeholders to make their voices heard in Metro’s process.
For approximately six years, the City of West Hollywood has been working with West Hollywood Advocates for Metro Rail (WHAM), the All on Board Coalition, and the City of Los Angeles to build support for Metro’s K Line Northern Extension project.
For background information, including a summary of the new southern segment of the Metro K Line that opened last year and the project name change, watch a one-minute video on the City of West Hollywood’s WeHoTV YouTube channel: Finish The Line: Introducing the K Line.
For a summary of routes under consideration for the Northern Extension and why the City supports the Fairfax-San Vicente Hybrid route, watch Finish The Line: A Route to Connect More People to More Places.
To learn about the numerous benefits of the proposed rail project, watch Let’s Finish The Line: Bringing Metro Rail to WeHo.
For additional information, please visit www.weho.org/metro.