The Paseo del Rio at Taylor Yard is the first project of the newly-constituted 100 Acre Partnership, made up of the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks), the City of Los Angeles and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA).
The Paseo del Rio at Taylor Yard will include a one-mile public use greenway spanning both the G1 and G2 parcels, an entry plaza on G2, and a water quality improvement element on G2. These elements will provide open space and increased habitat along the Los Angeles River.
Planning for the project, including community engagement, began in 2021.
The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering will lead the effort to create the design for the G2 parcel and has hired a design team consisting of Tetra Tech, Oyler Wu Collaborative, Hargreaves Jones, Sustainable Landesign, ProjectLine, Alliance Group Consulting, Calvada, FMF Pandion, and GPA.
The design of the portion of the greenway on the G1 parcel will be led by State Parks.
MRCA is leading the community engagement process for the entire Paseo del Rio project and has hired Lee Andrews Group.
We hope that you will join the conversation as we proceed on Paseo del Río at Taylor Yard. Your feedback will be key.
If you were not able to join us at our Community Workshops on Thursday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 19th, please visit https://www.100acrepartnership.org/ to take the Questionnaire online.
Please note that our Questionnaire will be available until February 3rd.
Funding for the project is from three separate grants awarded by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. MRCA received a grant for $1.36 million to fund community engagement, project planning and design of the Paseo on the G2 parcel. State Parks received a $2.8 million grant to fund community engagement, project planning and design, and construction for the Paseo on the Bowtie Parcel. The City received a grant for $5.84 million to fund environmental review, project planning and design, and construction of the Paseo at the G2 parcel. The City will also be assisting in the site assessment and environmental review for the Paseo at the State-owned Bowtie Parcel.With matching funds from the City of Los Angeles (City) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks), these grants will support the design and construction of the project on the east side of the Los Angeles River in Cypress Park.
On February 16, 2021, LA Sanitation and Environment approved Proposition O funding in the amount of $16.4M for the Taylor Yard G2 Water Quality project. The Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) is contributing to this project by reimbursing Proposition O $4M in Proposition 1 Grant funding awarded by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. This grant will include the implementation of additional public access and habitat restoration improvements at the G2 site.
100 ACRE PARTNERSHIP
The newly-constituted 100 Acre Partnership, made up of State Parks, the City, and the MRCA, will support efforts to complete, over time, the planning, remediation and development of all 100 acres of open and recreational space along the LA River at Taylor Yard. Along with implementation of the Paseo del Río Project, the 100 Acre Partnership is also committed to securing funding for much-needed improvements to sports fields and amenities at Río de Los Angeles State Park, with the active recreation amenities operated by the City's Recreation and Park Department.
The Paseo del Río project is anticipated to be the first of many projects at Taylor Yard undertaken by the Partnership. The Partnership partners signed a Letter of Intent in early 2020, outlining goals and expectations for working together to plan, coordinate, and deliver projects together; a formal MOU is now being drafted among the partners. The common goals of the partnership are included in the Letter of Intent, which is available on the partnership website: www.100acrepartnership.org.
Taylor Yard was previously a rail yard owned by Union Pacific Railroad. Part of the former rail yard is now divided into three open space parcels that total 100 acres and include the completed 40-acre Río de Los Angeles State Park, which opened in 2007, the 18-acre Bowtie parcel owned by State Parks, and the 42-acre G2 site owned by the City, with an easement owned by the MRCA.