Building closures, tree removals told at Metro meeting

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
AMONG BULDINGS to be razed is the Metro Customer Service Center.

AMONG BUILDINGS to be razed is the Metro Customer Service Center.

A parking lot closure and removal of three buildings on La Brea Ave. are in the works at the Metro station to be built at Wilshire Blvd. and La Brea Ave.

The plans were announced at a community meeting at the Korean Cultural Center March 19.

The parking lot at Wilshire and Detroit Ave. will be closing in early April, Metro officials said.

Buildings to be razed are the Metro Customer Service Center, Blockbuster and Lawrence of LaBrea.

A temporary alley relocation will permit vehicles to travel west to Detroit, and a temporary fence will be installed as a noise barrier.

Construction will continue from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through the summer.

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Tree removal

Kasey Shuda, Metro project manager, said the design-builder recently did a walk-through on Wilshire Blvd. between La Brea and Fairfax Ave. and determined that 11 trees can be saved, bringing the total to 90 from the original 101.

Metro will amend the Tree Removal, Replacement, and Landscape Plan and will send the updated version to the Bureau of Street Services. The Bureau will post notices on the trees to be removed.

The landscape architect firm, Mia Lehrer + Associates, has been retained by the Design-Builder to undertake the landscape plan.

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