Oro Vista Residential Project (2929 N. Amethyst)
The Oro Vista Estates Project is proposed in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The approximately 31-acre Project Site is bounded by Lincoln Park Avenue to the west and Amethyst Street to the east, Lincoln High School to the south and Eva Terrace to the north.
The Oro Vista Estates Project proposes site grading and the construction of a small lot subdivision of 310 homes. Potential project amenities include: a transportation hub to serve the surrounding community, improvements to public streets and intersections surrounding the development, improvements to the facilities of Abraham Lincoln High School, dedication of land and creation of useful open space around the perimeter of the development to create scenic buffer areas, nature trails, green belts, and rest areas, a 12,004 square-foot community center including a clubhouse/recreational area, and a 46,016 square-foot park. The City of Los Angeles is the Lead Agency for the purposes of CEQA.
UltraSystems was hired by Applicant to complete an Initial Study, Environmental Impact Report, and supporting technical studies for biological resources, jurisdictional waters, air quality/greenhouse gases, cultural resources, noise, energy.
Work Scope: UltraSystems was hired by Applicant to complete an Initial Study, Environmental Impact Report, and supporting technical studies for biological resources, jurisdictional waters, air quality/greenhouse gases, cultural resources, noise, and energy.
What were the other Issues or Complexities and how did they get resolved?
- Steep Site Topography
The project site is primarily undeveloped vacant land consisting of hillside terrain and is characterized by typical Los Angeles hillside neighborhood topography consisting of one prominent steep ridgeline that spans most of the length of the property and one secondary ridgeline that branches off mid-property.
- Existing Encroachment
The main parcel has three areas of encroachment by abutting property owners: a fence to the south behind Abraham Lincoln High School; to the west, along the top of Paradise Drive, six single family houses have encroaching yards or structures; and at the northwest corner of the property, a City street, Amethyst, encroaches on the property where it joins with Amethyst Court.