I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
– Thomas Jefferson


October 2013 Sustainability Planning Grant Award

FHCP and the City of Los Angeles were awarded a $200,000 SCAG Sustainability Planning Grant.  The Hollywood Central Park project is another step towards implementing the approved 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS).  FHCP’s proposal was deemed consistent with the Sustainability Program goals of improving livability, mobility, prosperity and sustainability.

July 2013 FHCP Environmental Workshop

Caltrans, Bureau of Engineering, Council District 13 and FCHP Technical Committee members and EIR consultants participated in an environmental workshop to discuss EIR and project description

March 2013 Regional Transportation Plan includes “Cap Parks”

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) amends the Regional Transportation Plan(RTP)  to include “Cap Parks”

January 2013 Friends of the Hollywood Central Park announces EIR consultant

FHCP announces the selection of FirstCarbon Solutions as EIR consultant

December 2012 FHCP Community Board Members review EIR proposals

Friends of the Hollywood Central Park Community Board Members review EIR proposals and interviews 4 EIR firms.

November 2012 FHCP releases a Request for Proposals (RFP)

Friends of the Hollywood Central Park releases a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the preparation of CEQA/NEPA documentation and environmental studies.  

August 2012 Aileen Getty Foundation

The Aileen Getty Foundation donates $1.2 million to fund the Environmental Impact Report.

March 2012 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood creates special committee

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood creates special committee within DOT to help plan Hollywood Central Park next steps.

January 2012 January 2012

The California Supreme Court ruling leaves many issues to be resolved, including the Park’s EIR funding.  FHCP Board members are working with Council Member Garcetti and the Bureau of Engineering to resolve.  Planning is underway for the FHCP 2012 DC Advocacy trip.  Meetings have been scheduled with the Administration, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Adam Schiff and others.  Contact Alfredo Hernandez at alfredo.hernandez@hfcp.org if you are interested in participating.

December 2011 Environmental Impact Report – CEQA/NEPA

On December 15, 2011 the CRA/LA Board of Commissioners approved $2 million dollars to initiate the Park’s EIR.  The City Council approved the expenditure on December 16 and it was signed by the Mayor.  However, on December 29th, the California Supreme Court upheld the legislature’s right to abolish redevelopment agencies, effective February 1, 2012 (California Redevelopment Agencies, et al v. Ana Matosantos).  Click here to read the Court’s opinion.