Back in 2019, Metro began studying options for a northern extension of its Crenshaw light rail line, which currently ends at Exposition Blvd. The Northern extension would travel north from that point, along one of several possible “alignments,” to finally connect with the Red Line in Hollywood.
In the beginning, five possible routes for the extension were considered. After a number of community meetings, and a larger public outreach effort, the number of potential routes was reduced last summer to just three, including one that was a newly-proposed hybrid of serveral of the originally-proposed paths.
Now Metro is ready for the next step of the planning process, an environmental review of the three currently-proposed options for the Crenshaw Line Northern Extension. And the first step in that process will be three new community meetings, aimed at determining the scope of the review for the three alignment options.
Here are the details from Metro:
As part of the first step in the environmental review stage for the Crenshaw Northern Extension, Metro will host three (virtual) scoping meetings to present the following:
- Scoping Meeting Objectives:
- Project overview and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Alternatives
To gain further feedback and input from residents, communities, businesses, cities and stakeholders, scoping meetings will be held on the following days and times:
Thursday, April 29
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87500507019
Meeting ID: 875 0050 7019
Thursday, May 6
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82996680178
Meeting ID: 829 9668 0178
Saturday, May 8
10 AM – Noon
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84880363069
Meeting ID: 848 8036 3069
The 45-day scoping period starts on Thursday, April 15 and ends Friday, May 28.
Check out The Source Blog and video about the Crenshaw Northern Extension here.
The Crenshaw Northern Extension EIR Project will extend the Crenshaw/LAX Line north to the D (Purple) Line and continue to the B (Red) Line at the Hollywood/Highland station, with a potential terminus station at the Hollywood Bowl.
This project will connect communities in the South Bay, LAX area, South Los Angeles, Inglewood and Crenshaw corridor to Mid-City, Central Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Hollywood, and allow for further connections to points north in the San Fernando Valley via the Metro B (Red) Line.