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  • STAPLES Center and L.A. Live
  • GIS/GPS Technologies

    STAPLES Center and L.A. Live

    Client: Anschutz Entertainment Group

    Market Sector: Entertainment, Mixed-Use, General Real Estate

    Project Location: Los Angeles, CA

    ESA PCR prepared the EIRs for the Los Angeles Sports Complex (STAPLES Center) and the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District (L.A. Live) projects totaling 36 acres on eight city blocks located adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center Complex in downtown Los Angeles.  STAPLES Center opened in the fall of 2000 and L.A. live has since completed all three phases of development. These two projects provided for the development of over 1.5 million square feet of retail, hotel, entertainment, restaurant and office uses, 9,000 parking spaces, and 800 residential units transforming the area to an entertainment and destination venue.

    ESA PCR led the preparation effort, directed a number of specialized technical subconsultants, and swiftly led the projects through two City of Los Angeles departments and facilitated communication and coordination to ensure the projects’ success. The controversial L.A. Live project was litigated in an attempt to overturn the certification of the EIR. It was ESA PCR’s meticulous attention to detail, effective communication, and solid documentation attributed to the dismissal of the case and the EIR was upheld.

    Practices Involved:

    • Environmental Planning & Documentation
    • Air Quality
    • Climate Change
    • Acoustics
    • Historic Resources
    • GIS/GPS Technologies

  • Lytle Creek Development
  • GIS/GPS Technologies

    Lytle Creek Development

    Client: Lytle Creek Development Company

    Market Sector: General Real Estate, Residential

    Project Location: San Bernardino County, CA

    ESA PCR has been involved with the Lytle Creek Development composed of the 3,300-acre Lytle Creek Ranch North Planned Development & Specific Plan in southwestern San Bernardino County since 1996. ESA PCR has been responsible for performing a comprehensive assessment of biological resources on-site to address CEQA, NEPA, as well as the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts, including several annual focused surveys and detailed vegetation mapping and inventoried high priority natural communities of concern to resource agencies.

    In addition to biology, ESA PCR identified and evaluated cultural and paleontological resources on the Ranch property and performed archaeological monitoring during earth moving activities on the North Planned Development. ESA PCR also prepared the air quality and global climate change technical reports to address the North Planned Development.

    Practices Involved:

    • Biology
    • Air Quality
    • Climate Change
    • Archaeology
    • Paleontology
    • GIS/GPS Technologies

  • Los Angeles International Airport Projects
  • GIS/GPS Technologies

    Los Angeles International Airport Projects

    Client: Los Angeles World Airports

    Market Sector: Infrastructure

    Project Location: Los Angeles, CA

    As part of a large consulting team, ESA PCR provided environmental services in association with the LAX Master Plan since 1994.  The Master Plan represented the first major plans for new facilities and improvements to LAX since 1984 in part to support growth in passengers and cargo.  ES PCR prepared a substantial portion of the technical analyses to support CEQA and NEPA compliance.  Despite significant controversy, the Final EIR was certified in 2004 and the EIS Record of Decision was issued in 2005.

    Most recently, ESA PCR was part of a large team responsible for preparation of a Specific Plan Amendment Study (SPAS) EIR that re-evaluated certain components of the LAX Master Plan.  The Final EIR for the SPAS was published in January 2013.

    In addition to involvement in these region-defining programs, ESA PCR has provided environmental and other specialized technical consulting on several other airport-initiated projects, including:

    • South Airfield Improvement Project
    • Tom Bradley International Terminal Modernization & Upgrade
    • On-Call Los Angeles World Airports Air Quality Services
    • In-Line Baggage Screening Systems (Terminals 1-8)
    • Southwest Remain Overnight Apron Project
    • Crossfield Taxiway Project
    • LAX Central Utility Plant Replacement Project
    • West Aircraft Maintenance Area Project

    Practices Involved:

    • Environmental Planning & Documentation
    • Biology
    • Air Quality & Climate Change
    • Acoustics
    • Cultural Resources: Historic Resources, Archaeology & Paleontology
    • GIS/GPS Technologies

  • Los Angeles County’s Significant Ecological Areas Study
  • GIS/GPS Technologies

    Los Angeles County’s Significant Ecological Areas Study

    Client: Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

    Market Sector: Government, Research, Advisory

    Project Location: Los Angeles, CA

    ESA PCR performed a study of the Los Angeles County’s Significant Ecological Areas (SEA) as a major component of its 2000 General Plan Update. The project was a scientifically rigorous planning study to delineate realistic SEA boundaries and improve overall project design.

    In addition to reviewing existing resource documentation, the ESA PCR biologists facilitated 21 public workshops and garnered input from resource agencies and public interest groups. The final product included a number of reports to address the findings, as well as a GIS-linked database of information.

    The study now serves as a planning tool to guide project applicants, Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, the Significant Ecological Area Technical Advisory Committee (SEATAC), and County decision-makers in sound stewardship of the County’s biological resources.

    Practices Involved:

    • Biology
    • GIS/GPS Technologies