Washington Boulevard Stormwater and Urban Runoff Project

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beach stormwaterIn 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 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 and store it in underground sealed storage tanks. The retained runoff will be pumped to the sanitary sewer where it will be conveyed to City of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant for treatment. 

The Project is located on Washington Boulevard from Lincoln Avenue to the west (within the City of Los Angeles), and Redwood Avenue (Culver City) to the east, see Project Map.

Staff is scheduled for the City Council Meeting in January 2019 to discuss the proposed project and the environmental finding. Staff will request approval of the final design plans and obtain authorization to advertise for construction bids. Construction is slated to begin in Summer 2019. 

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. The copy of the proposed (IS/MND) and other documents are available for viewing from December 13, 2018 through January 14, 2018 online and at: City Hall, Engineering Division, Second Floor, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 and at the Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230.  

For more information, please call Lee Torres, Senior Civil Engineer, Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division at (310) 253-6457.

Past Community Meeting

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Community Meeting was 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 Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca 90291

Future Community Meetings

Monday, January 28, 2019

The City Council will hold 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.