Five pods of wetlands were installed at Hollenbeck Park Lake earlier this month. Photo by Daisy Escorcia.

Boyle Heights residents will have some say into what’s analyzed in an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be included in an updated version of the city’s Community Plan for the neighborhood, at a scoping meeting to be held this week at the local city hall.


At the EIR scoping meeting for the Boyle Heights Community Plan Update, area residents can learn about what is being included in the report and give input on the project.  The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Boyle Heights City Hall, 2130 East 1st Street.

The meeting is hosted by the Department of City Planning for the City of Los Angeles.

The Boyle Heights Community Plan is one of 35 community plans that make up the Land Use Element of the City’s General Plan, and serves as the blueprint for growth and development in the area. The community plan was last updated in 1998. Here’s a link to background on the Boyle Heights community plan.

Here’s a video produced by the Department of City Planning on the scoping process:

YouTube video

Photo above: The lake at Hollenbeck Park by Daisy Escorcia. 

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