Draft Environmental Impact Report for Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair Released

Yesterday, the Construction Authority released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair. This important environmental review evaluates the impacts of the proposed 12.3-mile light rail extension, which includes six new stations (Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, Claremont and Montclair) and two new grade-separated crossings (at Lone Hill in Glendora and Towne Avenue in Pomona). The proposed extension is planned to run mostly at street level and parking is planned at each station.

Where can you access the Draft EIR?
The Draft EIR is available for review at the Construction Authority’s offices and on the Authority’s website. Hard copies are also available at public libraries in the corridor cities (Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair), and at the Pomona Planning Department while their library is temporarily closed.

Public Meetings
The Construction Authority will be hosting two public meetings to receive comments on the Draft EIR:

September 20, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Montclair Senior Center
5111 Benito Street
Montclair, CA 91763

September 24, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
Hillcrest Meeting House
2705 Mountain View Drive
La Verne, CA 91750

The public is encouraged to review the Draft EIR and provide comments by the close of the comment period on October 5, 2012. For details on comment submission please click here.

Upon completion of the public review period, a Final EIR will be prepared to include any comments received on the Draft EIR, as well as any responses to those comments. The Final EIR will also include any revisions to the Draft EIR that are necessary to address issues raised during the comment period.

We encourage you to review the Draft EIR and join us at either of the two public meetings noted above.

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