We are excited to share with you the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works has announced the beginning of a two-year process to update the Los Angeles River Master Plan (LARMP)! This is the first time since 1996 all 51 miles of the LA River will go through this public process at once.
As part of our work, we will now lead the coordination of community engagement and outreach for this LARMP update. We are excited to join other great organizations to support the County in this effort, including Geosyntec, OLIN, and Gehry Partners.
What is the Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan Update?
The Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan Update is a County-led effort to address the current and future needs of more than one million people who rely on the iconic waterway for flood protection, recreation, transportation, open space, wildlife habitat and economic stimulus.
When was it last updated?
The County’s Master Plan was last updated in 1996. This update will build upon that version, as well as other Los Angeles River plans prepared since then.
How is the County’s LA River Master Plan different from other master plans?
The County’s plan is unique in that it addresses all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River instead of any one segment or reach. The update will build upon the plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1996, as well as Los Angeles River plans prepared by a wide range of municipalities, agencies, and organizations since then.
What else do I need to know?
This planning process will not be a one-size-fits-all model. The update will address all 51 miles of the Los Angeles River and study the unique community needs and characteristics of the one million people who live along the river. To learn more now, check out the County’s Press Release (Spanish Version) about the LARMP update.