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 for the Azusa/Glendora to Montclair Project (Project) 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, a Supplemental EIR (SEIR 1) in 2019 for the phased construction and operation of the project, and SEIR 2 in January 2021 for station area parking modifications. See the Previously Approved Environmental Reviews section below for more information on these environmental reviews. In October 2021, the Construction Authority initiated SEIR 3 to review potential project modifications in the city of San Dimas. See Environmental Reviews Currently Underway for more information on this current environmental review.
Environmental Reviews Currently Underway
October 2021 – Supplemental Environmental Impact Report 3
The Construction Authority has initiated the preparation of a third Supplemental Environmental Impact Report in response to potential Project Modifications to the Glendora to Montclair project in the City of San Dimas. Details on the potential Project Modifications and potential scope of SEIR 3 can be found in the Notice of Preparation (NOP). To review the NOP, click here.
Providing Comments/Virtual Public Scoping Meeting: A virtual Public Scoping Meeting is being hosted by the Construction Authority to discuss the potential Project Modifications to the Glendora to Montclair Project that include a proposed change to the parking location for the San Dimas Station parking facility (see details in background section below). During the meeting, the Construction Authority will seek input regarding the scope and content of SEIR 3 that will be prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the Project Modifications.
VIRTUAL PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Click here to register to attend the scoping meeting and enter your name and email address. By registering, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting on-line and a phone number to join by phone. You can enter a nickname if you do not wish to enter your real name; but a valid email address is required in order for the meeting link and phone number to be sent to you.
To request special accommodations or Spanish interpretation, please contact the Authority by Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM at (626) 471-9050.
Para adaptaciones especiales o si necesita interpretación en español, comuníquese con la Autoridad de Construcción antes del viernes 22 de octubre al (626) 305-7012.
Questions about the Virtual Scoping Meeting – Call: (626) 471-9050.
BACKGROUND: The Construction Authority will evaluate potential Project Modifications in the city of San Dimas. On June 17, 2021, the City of San Dimas in cooperation with the Construction Authority approved a binding letter of intent to consider relocating the San Dimas Station parking facility to property owned by the City. The city prefers not to displace the City Yard that is located within the currently approved parking facility location (SEIR 2 certified in January 2021) and expressed a desire instead to locate parking for the Project on an existing parking lot west of the future San Dimas Station. The proposed site is currently used as the San Dimas Park & Ride Lot for Foothill Transit and located south of the project right-of-way (ROW) between San Dimas Ave. and Monte Vista Ave.
For this SEIR 3, the Construction Authority is considering relocation of the parking facility in the City of San Dimas from the approved location in SEIR 2 to this requested location (see map below). The proposed new parking location would be redeveloped to accommodate the same number of parking spaces as planned at the currently approved parking location. The Construction Authority also proposes new roadway and pedestrian access changes to the San Dimas Station.
No modifications are proposed for the parking facilities at the Glendora, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont, and Montclair Stations.
Graphic: Potential San Dimas Parking (Under Review; Not Approved)
(click to enlarge)
A copy of the Notice of Preparation for the SEIR can be found by clicking here.
How to Submit Written Comments During the Scoping Period
Whether or not you participate and provide comments during the virtual Public Scoping Meeting, written comments will be accepted if received on or before November 19, 2021. Please submit written comments to the following address:
Lisa Levy Buch, Chief Communications Officer
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
406 East Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, California 91016-3633
Questions about the Virtual Scoping Meeting or SEIR? Call (626) 471-9050.
Previously Approved Environmental Reviews
2021 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report 2 (Certified in January 2021): Evaluating Station Area Parking Modifications at Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona and Claremont (January 2021)
The Final SEIR 2 was certified, and the project modifications approved, at the January 13, 2021 Construction Authority board of directors meeting. Here is a link to the Final SEIR 2 document:
Final SEIR 2 (table of contents on page 3)
2019 Final SEIR 1 (Certified in July 2019): Phased Construction and Operation of the Project – APU/Citrus College Station to Pomona Station and Minor Alignment Adjustments in Glendora (June 2019)
Notice of Availability
Final SEIR 1 (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.