Washington Boulevard Stormwater and Urban Runoff Project

  • Project TypePublic Works Stormwater/Sustainability/Street Infrastructure Project
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Project Background

In order to comply with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit (Order No R4-2012-0175) and the Marina del Rey Enhanced Watershed Management Program Plan, the City is proposing the Washington Boulevard Stormwater and Urban Runoff Project.  

Approximately 40 acres of the City of Culver City jurisdiction is within 1,409 acres of the Marina del Rey Watershed with our City’s stormwater runoff draining directly into the Marina del Rey Harbor. The goal of the Project is to reduce the pollutants from reaching the Marina del Rey Harbor and our beaches through the discharge of stormwater and dry-weather runoff.    

The Project will capture stormwater and urban runoff before it enters the storm drain system. The captured water will be stored in underground sealed storage tanks. The retained runoff will be pumped to the sanitary sewer where it will be conveyed to the City of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant for treatment. 

As a result of feedback received from two public meetings, Culver City determined that a redesign of the project was necessary. 

Project Details

Redesign of the Washington Boulevard Stormwater Project

Culver City completed a redesign that will shorten the underground storage system to be installed along Washington Boulevard. The underground storage system will only be installed between Costco's east and west driveway entrances/exits. The remaining underground storage system will be placed along the westside of Glencoe Avenue north of Washington Blvd. Due to the redesign, the City is tentatively postponing the construction to Winter 2024.


The entire project will take approximately 1 year with construction of the underground chambers and required piping along Washington Boulevard estimated to be approximately eight (8) months. The additional underground chambers will be constructed in phases on Glencoe Avenue north of Washington Blvd. Landscaped medians on Washington Boulevard east of Glencoe will be constructed by the Community Development Department at a later date. 

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines, an Initial Study (IS) determined that the project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment with mitigation incorporation. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) finding is adequate.

For more information, please call Javier De La Cruz, Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations - Senior Civil Engineer at (310) 253-6421 or javier.delacruz@culvercity.org.

Future Community Meetings

None scheduled.

Past Community Meetings

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Virtual Community Meeting held at 6:00 pm. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Community Meeting held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Coeur d' Alene Elementary School Auditorium, 810 Coeur d' Alene Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90291.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Community Meeting held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in the Auditorium, Coeur d’ Alene Avenue Elementary School, 810 Coeur d' Alene Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90291.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The City Council held a public meeting to take action on the proposed project and the environmental finding on January 28, 2018 at 7:00pm in Mike Balkman Council Chambers in City Hall. 


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