Transportation consultant Brian Marchetti (left) listens
to comments from residents at LAMC scoping meeting.
building and expansion efforts took a major step forward this
month when the college held a public meeting on its Master Plan
Residents of communities surrounding the college were invited to
hear a presentation about the plan. They had an opportunity to view
conceptual plans; to hear from experts in design, traffic, land
use and planning, air and water quality, noise, recreation, and
other relevant areas.
Information and comments gathered at the meeting will be included
in a Draft Environmental Impact Report, required by law as part
of the approval process for improvement projects. The draft report
is then reviewed through a process set by law before a final report
is drafted, presented to the public and submitted for approval to
Mission Colleges governing body, the Board of Trustees.
Mission College President Adriana D. Barrera said it is difficult
to predict how long the environmental impact review process will
take, but she is hoping for board approval by next spring.
A key component of the master plan is the Public Recreation Improvement
Program project, which has been developed jointly by the college
and the County of Los Angeles. Taken together, the Master Plan for
Facilities and the Recreation Improvement Project will greatly expand
and improve recreational facilities at El Cariso Park, while allowing
for the expansion and improvement of facilities at LAMC.
closely with the county to insure that this is a win-win
situation for all involved, and I think weve succeeded,"
said Dr. Barrera. She noted that the project will result in a net
increase in the county recreation area, substantially improved recreational
amenities, and greater educational opportunities for residents of
the northeast San Fernando Valley.
The proposed Facilities Master Plan would be funded by the voter-approved
Proposition A (2001) and Proposition AA (2003). By overwhelming
majorities in both elections, voters voiced their support for the
measures, designed to revitalize and improve the nine colleges in
the Los Angeles Community College District.
College master plan, also known as the Arroyo Master Plan, appears
in an architect's rendering below.
A. Parking Structure A
Parking Structure B
Plant Facilities Relocated
Child Development Center
The Health and PE Center
Family and Consumer Studies with Bookstore
G. Sheriff/Safety Information Center
Educational Building/Central Plant
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about Proposition A / Proposition AA, visit: