LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
County of Los Angeles Chief Executive Office
Los Angeles County, CA
Sapphos Environmental, Inc. prepared the entitlement package, technical studies, and EIR for the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Project in the Antique Block of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park. The County of Los Angeles was the Lead Agency, while the City of Los Angeles was a responsible agency. The project adaptively reuses two historic structures, the Plaza House and the Vickrey-Brunswig Building, for a variety of public uses and programs. The project includes construction of a series of paseos, walkways, and other outdoor amenities and allows for construction of a community center building. This complex, high-profile, and controversial project required an integrated process of planning and environmental compliance. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. assisted the County with identification of funding sources and preparation of grant applications, construction monitoring, and completion of Historic American Buildings Survey documentation.