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Downtown football stadium's environmental report due soon

December 8, 2011 | 12:38 pm

Artist's rendering of Farmers Field. Credit: AEG

The environmental impact report for a proposed downtown Los Angeles football stadium could be released as soon as next month, officials with the developer, Anschutz Entertainment Group, told a City Council committee Thursday.

AEG’s executive vice president for real estate Ted Tanner said his company is on track to have the document, which is expected to be 10,000 pages and cost up to $10 million to prepare, available to the public in late January or February.

The report will provide an analysis of the $1.4-billion Farmers Field project, which includes the stadium, two parking garages and a new wing of the adjacent Los Angeles Convention Center. The document will study the project’s impact on traffic, noise and light glare, among other things.

The document’s timeline was discussed as AEG officials updated the council’s Ad Hoc Committee on the Downtown Stadium and Convention Center Renovation on the latest proposed design for the stadium. That design currently includes a removable roof that, depending on the technology, could be stored away from the stadium and take a day or more to install, AEG officials said.

Tanner said the city’s planning department will post the environmental impact report online, inaugurating a 45-day comment period. The document would need to go before the city’s Planning Commission and then the City Council for approval next spring.


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— David Zahniser at Los Angeles City Hall

Image: Artist's rendering of Farmers Field. Credit: AEG