METRO GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION (FOOTHILL GOLD LINE) FROM AZUSA TO MONTCLAIR (GLENDORA TO MONTCLAIR) PROJECT
The Construction Authority, as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, certified a Final Environmental Impact Report in 2013 (2013 FEIR). Following the certification of the 2013 FEIR, the Construction Authority identified a number of refinements to the Project. The Construction Authority has since approved four addenda to the 2013 FEIR, and a Supplemental EIR (SEIR) in 2019. The Construction Authority has prepared the current Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report in response to proposed Project Modifications. Below, in order of most current to oldest, are links to all environmental review documents for the Project. Starting on top is the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report currently under public review; with links below to the 2013 FEIR, the four subsequent addenda and the 2019 SEIR.
Environmental Reviews Currently Underway
September 25, 2020 – NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY: DRAFT 2020 SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR) FOR THE GOLD LINE PHASE 2B PROJECT (AZUSA TO MONTCLAIR)
The Construction Authority has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) for the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B Project (Project), also known as the Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Montclair. The Draft SEIR evaluates the potential for environmental impacts resulting from potential modifications to the Project and provides mitigation measures where required.
The Construction Authority is considering modifications to the Project to construct surface parking lots (instead of enclosed parking structures, as previously approved) at the Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pomona Stations. Constructing surface lots would reduce the number of available parking spaces. To accommodate the reconfigured parking conditions, the Authority proposes increasing the property size of the Glendora and San Dimas Station parking facilities, and a property location change at the Pomona Station parking facility. No changes are proposed for the location or property size of the parking facility at the La Verne Station. Changed vehicle and pedestrian access and new or relocated turnabouts are also proposed. Additional changes are proposed by the Authority that will result in a reduction of parking at the Claremont Station. Two Claremont options will be considered wherein reduced parking is accommodated either fully in a parking structure or via parking surface lot combined with leasing of additional parking spaces from available locations within 1/4 mile of the Claremont Station. Provision for parking structure or surface lot at the Claremont Station will occur within the same location and footprint identified and cleared in Addendum 2 to the 2013 FEIR. In response to these proposed changes, the Authority has prepared a SEIR to evaluate the potential for significant impacts that may result from the potential changes at the five stations. Multiple scenarios that include interim and full build terminus station conditions have been evaluated.
The proposed changes do not alter the scope of the Project as approved by the Construction Authority. The Draft SEIR has concluded construction of the Project Modifications would not have new or more severe significant impacts or require new mitigation measures.
The public review and comment period for the Draft SEIR started on September 25, 2020 and runs through November 9, 2020. For information on how to comment on the Draft SEIR during the comment period, read details below:
|Public Review and Comment Period
The Draft SEIR is being made available for public review for a 45-day comment period, commencing on Friday, September 25, 2020, and concluding on Monday, November 9, 2020. Public comments on the Draft SEIR will be received during this period. The Draft SEIR, along with other project information, is available for review and download at the links below. Hard copies or CD versions of the document can be made available upon written request to the Construction Authority and mailed to recipients for the cost of printing and shipping. A hard copy of the document will also be available for public review at the Construction Authority’s office and can be accessed by requesting an appointment with Lisa Levy Buch at the address and e-mail below. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, viewing of the document in person will only be available by pre-arranged appointment.
Please submit comments on the Draft SEIR in writing to the address or email address below by close of the comment period. All submitted comments concerning the Draft SEIR must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020.
Ms. Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications Officer
All comments received during the Draft SEIR public review period will be compiled and responded to as part of the Final SEIR. If there are any questions regarding this notice, or how to review available documents, please contact Lisa Levy Buch at (626) 305-7004 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIR
FULL REPORT: DRAFT 2020 SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR)
(NOTE: The Table of Contents is located on Page 5)
Appendices to the Draft SEIR:
- Appendix A (file size approx. 1 MB) – Travel Demand Technical Memorandum
- Appendix B (file size approx. 3 MB) – Traffic Analysis Technical Memorandum
- Appendix C (file size approx. 4 MB) – Cultural Resources
- Appendix D (file size approx. 22 MB) – Outreach Materials and NOP
Questions about the Draft SEIR? Call (626) 305-7004
Previously Approved Environmental Reviews
2019 Final SEIR: Phased Construction and Operation of the Project – APU/Citrus College Station to Pomona Station and Minor Alignment Adjustments in Glendora (June 2019)
In December 2018, the Construction Authority initiated the preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with proposed Modifications to the existing approved Glendora to Montclair Project (2013 FEIR as addended). The Draft SEIR was published on March 22, 2019 for a 45-day review and comment period, which included a public hearing/meeting on April 16, 2019. The Final SEIR was published (see below) by the Construction Authority in June 2019, and was approved and certified by the Construction Authority board of directors in July 2019.
Notice of Availability
Final SEIR (table of contents on page 5)
- Volume 1 (A-1, A-2) (file size approx. 56 MB) – Response to Comments Matrix; Comment Letter Attachments
- Volume 2 (A-3) (file size approx. 33 MB) – Comment Response References
- Volume 3 (B, C – Part 1) (file size approx. 28 MB) – Draft SEIR Public Distribution/Hearing Report; Traffic Analysis Technical Summary
- Volume 4 (C – Part 2) (file size approx. 21 MB) – Traffic Analysis Technical Summary
- Volume 5 (D, E, F, G, H) (file size approx. 29 MB) – AB52 Tribal Consultation; Noise and Vibration Assessment of Track Refinements in Glendora; Supplemental Noise and Vibration Analysis; Notice of Preparation; Scoping Meeting Summary Report
Addendum No. 4 (September 2017)
Addendum No. 3 (March 2016)
Addendum No. 2 (November 2014)
Addendum No. 1 (May 2014)
Final Environmental Impact Report (2013)
The Final EIR was published on February 14, 2013. The Final EIR was certified and the project’s Locally Preferred Alternative selected by the Construction Authority board of directors on March 6, 2013.
Volume 1: Final EIR
- Cover Page
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Project Description
- Chapter 2: Transportation
- Chapter 3: Environmental Analysis, Impacts and Mitigation – Introduction
- 3.01: Air Quality
- 3.02: Biological Resources-Ecosystems
- 3.03: Climate Change
- 3.04: Communities, Population, and Housing
- 3.05: Community Facilities and Parklands
- 3.06: Cultural Resources
- 3.07: Energy
- 3.08: Geologic Hazards
- 3.09: Hazardous Materials
- 3.10: Land Use and Planning
- 3.11: Noise and Vibration
- 3.12 Safety and Security
- 3.13: Visual Quality
- 3.14: Water Quality
- 3.15: Growth-Inducing Impacts
- 3.16: Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitments
- 3.17: Anticipated Permits and Approvals
- Chapter 4: Public and Agency Outreach
- Chapter 5: Agencies and Persons Consulted
- Chapter 6: Preparers of the Final EIR
Volume 2: Responses to Comments
- Cover Page
- Chapter 7: Responses to Comments
- Cover Page
- Appendix A – Plans and Profiles
- Appendix B – Station Plans
- Appendix C – Parcels Affected
- Appendix D – Cultural Resources Technical Report
- Appenidx E – Notice of Preparation
- Appendix F – Scoping Report
To order a copy of any of these documents, complete a public information request here.
To access previously approved Environmental Impact Reports please click here.