Ladera Linda Community Park Project
The Ladera Linda Community Park project has been in progress since 2014 when an update of the Parks Master Plan was begun. That update recommended a separate Master Plan for Ladera Linda.
Ladera Linda Project Update May 2022
With hazardous material abatement completed at two of the existing buildings, those buildings were demolished earlier this week. Other site preparation work has started, and abatement and demolition at the other three buildings will continue through mid-May.
Click on the images below to view the Site Plan and the Logistics Plan.
On March 28th, 2022, Ladera Linda Community Park began construction. Below was the tentative schedule of the "closing," process.
Below is a tentative schedule:
|March 9:||Four on-site storage containers moved from Ladera Linda Community Park to City Hall|
|March 14 -18:||Movers scheduled to remove all equipment, office furniture, tables, chairs and supplies from Ladera Linda Community Park to City Hall|
|March 21- 23:||Removal of all remaining items and debris in rooms and around the park that are not moving to City Hall|
|March 27:||Last day Park is open to the public|
|March 28:||Ladera Linda Community Park officially closed.|
March 28: Construction Begins!
April 2nd: First day Forrestal Drive (north of gate) is open to the public for Preserve Parking.
On March 1, 2022 the City Council approved construction plans and a contract for the Ladera Linda Community Park Project.
Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months.
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Ladera Linda Park and Community Center Project
On September 21st, a report will be presented to the City Council on some revisions to the Ladera Linda project approvals. Staff is requesting to increase the height of the light standards and poles in order to accommodate new security camera installs. Click below for more information:
Consideration and possible action to identify a financing option for the Ladera Linda Community Center and Park Project
Ladera Linda Park and Community Center April 6 City Council Report
Second Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00 PM. Click here to view Staff Report: February 23rd Planning Commission Ladera Linda Staff Report
This Planning Commission meeting will be conducted at its normal time using the Zoom video conference platform. This meeting will still be live-streamed and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38. Visit http://rpvca.gov/FormCenter/City-Service-Requests-3/Public-Participation-and-Comment-Request-82 for information on how to participate in public comment or view this meeting.
Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 26th at 7:00 PM Click Here to View Staff Report
This Planning Commission meeting will be conducted at it's normal time using the Zoom video conference platform. This meeting will still be live-streamed and televised on RPVtv Cox 33/Frontier FiOS 38. Visit http://rpvca.gov/FormCenter/City-Service-Requests-3/Public-Participation-and-Comment-Request-82 for information on how to participate in public comment or view this meeting.
On December 10, 2020, the Community Development Department will issue a notice informing the public that the Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on January 26, 2021 to consider a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the development of the new Ladera Linda Park and Community Center. A copy of the notice is available to view below:
The proposed project includes a request to demolish existing park-site improvements in order to accommodate the construction of, but not limited to, a new community center, play areas and landscaping. The Community Development Department will be accepting public comments through January 19, 2021. For questions, please contact Deputy Director of Community Development, Octavio Silva at (310) 544-5234 or via email at email@example.com.
Please click on item #4 to access the following Ladera Linda Master Plan-related item.
Consideration and possible action to approve a second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Johnson Favaro for the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan. (Waters) (15 mins)
Recommendation: Authorize the Mayor to approve a second amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Johnson Favaro for architectural and engineering design services for the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Project thereby allowing sufficient time to complete their scope of work consisting of assisting with the CUP/CEQA process and creating construction-ready documents.
Please click on item #5 to access the following Ladera Linda Master Plan-related item.
Consideration and possible action to apply for Proposition 68 Per Capita Grant Funds for outdoor site improvements at Ladera Linda Park. (Waters) (10 mins)
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution No. 2020-__, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RANCHO PALOS VERDES AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION WITH CALIFORNIA STATE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION FOR PROPOSITION 68 PER CAPITA GRANT FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT PATHS, WALKWAYS, LANDSCAPING, AND PARK AMENITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROPOSED LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN PROJECT; and, 2) Authorize Blais & Associates to prepare the grant application, on behalf of the City, for outdoor site improvement at Ladera Linda Park at a cost not to exceed $3,780.
Potential Prop 68 Per Capita Grant Funding
City Council approved the Master Plan on August 20, 2019.
Click here for the August 20th Staff Report
Click here for August 20th PowerPoint Presentation
December 17, 2019 - Contract Amendment/Conditional Use Permit (CUP) CEQA
On Tuesday, December 17th, the City Council extended the contract for Johnson Favaro, architect for the Ladera Linda Community Center Master Plan. The extension will allow the consultant to complete the current contract as well as assist in processing the entitlements and environmental document pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
LL Roof: City Council considered roof options for proposed new Ladera Linda building. Council directed staff to research and return with solar roof options. Click here for the 10-15-2019 staff report.
Over 100 people, mainly from HOAs adjacent to the park, attended the July 10th workshop at Ladera Linda.
Click here to see the PowerPoint presented that evening by the Architecture/Design firm Johnson Favaro
Staff and Johnson Favaro met in February and again in June with representatives from Homeowner’s Associations (HOA’s) adjacent to the park, individual residents, councilmembers and Los Serenos Docents. The February meetings were exploratory sessions and the meetings in June were designed to elicit feedback to a draft design.
July 10th Meeting
Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm at Ladera Linda Park MPR Room located at 32201 Forrestal Drive.
July 10th Ladera Linda Project Workshop Summary and Review of Security/Usage/Staffing
A number of concerns/issues were raised during the July 10th workshop that Staff would like to address in advance of the August 20th City Council Meeting.
The level of public engagement at the workshop, in addition to the numerous smaller meetings in February and June, was impressive. Below is a link to a workshop summary. This summary is also posted on the LL Master Plan project web page, along with both typed-up and hand-written versions of the group exercise pages and comments. The issues and differing viewpoints expressed at the workshop regarding security, the number of rooms, and Forrestal Reserve parking, will also be included in the August 20th City Council Staff Report.
Click here for July 10th Workshop Summary
Click here to see typed workshop group exercise pages
Click here to see typed workshop comment cards
Click here to see copies of hand-written group exercise pages
Click here to see copies of hand-written workshop comment cards
Concerns have also been raised about security, rentals, and staffing. Below are links to a security analysis of the project, detailed proposed park usage and rental restrictions, and proposed staffing hours with a comparison to other City facilities.
Click here for a Security Analysis
Click here for Proposed Park Usage
Click here for Proposed Staffing Hours
Potential Agreement with Johnson Favaro
The renowned architecture and design firm, Johnson Favaro was selected by the RFP Selection Committee, which consisted of City Staff and representatives from Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs) near to Ladera Linda Park. If approved by City Council, Johnson Favaro will do public outreach, develop a refined conceptual plan for Council’s consideration and develop construction-ready documents that incorporate city council direction.
Amendments to the Ladera Linda RFP
View a List of Companies (PDF) who received the Ladera Linda Community Park Architectural and Engineering Design Services RFP.
March 20th City Council approved a Park Conceptual Plan
Council directed staff to initiate a Request For Proposal Process (RFP) to:
- Find a Design team to create a final construction ready design.
- Prepare construction-ready documents
Representatives from Ladera Linda, Mediterranea, Seacliff, and Sea View HOAs will serve on the RFP selection team.
3.20.2018 Staff Report
Staff Report Attachments
- Attachment A February 21 Workshop Summary (PDF)
- Attachment B February 21 Workshop Powerpoint (PDF)
- Attachment C Public Input Summary (PDF)
- Attachment D Master Plan Correspondence Received February 21 Through March 9 2018 (PDF)
- Attachment E August 1 2017 Ladera Linda Staff Report (PDF)
- Attachment F Ladera LInda Community Building Studies (PDF)
- Attachment G Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (PDF)
- Attachment H Cross Sections (PDF)
- Attachment I Grade Elevations with Summary (PDF)
- Attachment J Ladera LInda Rental Usage Hours Policies (PDF)
- Attachment K Ladera Linda Park Security Analysis (PDF)
- Attachment L Estimate of Probable Construction Costs (PDF)
- Attachment M August Through September 2017 Notes on Individual and Small Group Meetings (PDF)
3.20.2018 Late Correspondence
Ladera Linda workshop February 21st Agenda (PDF)
See workshop FLYER (JPG)
See Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (PDF) prepared by Priority 1 Environmental
See Security Analysis of Proposed Plan (PDF) (DRAFT)
Please contact Recreation and Parks Senior Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters with any questions.
September 19th 2017 City Council Meeting
Council approved extra services proposal from Richard Fisher and Associates to do additional work on the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan including site and building security, sightlines, neighborhood impact, noise, building dimensions etc… A review of traffic studies, an analysis of park usage, and an update of park rental policies are also planned. Council also directed Staff to perform a Phase 1 Environmental Review of the Site.
August 1st 2017 City Council Meeting
The RPV City Council considered the recommended design for Ladera Linda Park on August 1st. The recommended design is the result of extensive Public outreach, particularly from residents living near to Ladera Linda. After extensive discussion and public comment, Council directed staff to expand the consultant's scope of work to consider traffic, parking, usage, security, and to perform additional public outreach.
Access the August 1st PowerPoint: LL Master Plan August 1st PowerPoint (PDF)
Access the August 1st Agenda (listed under Regular Business item 4): August 1st City Council Meeting Agenda
See the Recommended Design: Recommended Ladera Linda Park Design (JPG)
See Staff Report and Attachments:
- August 1st Ladera Linda Master Plan Staff Report (PDF)
- Concept A-1 Cost Estimate (PDF)
- Ladera Linda Master Plan April 26 Workshop Minutes(PDF)
- Attachment B. LL Master Plan Presentation (PDF)
- Summary of Community Comments to concepts A&B (PDF)
- Ladera Linda Master Plan emails (PDF) (Comment period)
- LL MP Correspondence after comment period (PDF)
- City council Staff report October 18, 2016-Ladera Linda Master Plan (PDF)
Please contact Recreation and Parks Senior Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters with any questions.
April 26th Workshop
Over 60 people attended the April 26 Workshop and offered their opinions and insights. Dozens of emails were submitted after the meetings.
See below to access the two alternative draft park designs and proposed building layout, that were presented at the meeting. If the image is too small please use the zoom-in function. After reviewing all the comments, a recommended design will be presented to the City Council.
- LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN CONCEPT A (PDF)
- LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN CONCEPT B (PDF)
- LADERA LINDA PARK EXISTING SITE PLAN AERIAL (PDF)
- FLOOR PLAN STUDY DRAFT 2017 (PDF)
Large scale blow-ups of the proposed park designs and building diagram are available at City Hall.
Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Workshop, Wed. April 26th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladera Linda Parks' multi-purpose room (MPR).
See the April 26th Workshop PowerPoint (PDF). See the workshop agenda (PDF). 60 people shared their thoughts and opinions on design concepts for the park and community center! See the workshop flyer (PDF).
For more information contact Matt Waters via email.
Ladera Linda Master Plan presented to City Council on October 18th:
An update of the Ladera Linda Master Plan was presented to the RPV City Council on October 18, 2016. City Council receive and filed report.
The 2014 and 2015 Ladera Linda workshops provided general direction to staff and identified particular park elements that were supported by the community (new community center, walking paths, nature center, Sheriff/Ranger drop in office) as well as other elements that were not supported ( pool, gymnasium, dog park.) Below is information about the Ladera Linda Master Plan including the Public Forum held September 22, 2016:
To view the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda workshop Video, see bottom of this page.
Infrastructure Report Card 2013
The 2015 Council- approved Parks Master Plan recommended a new community center at Ladera Linda. Public attendees at two Ladera Linda Public Workshops in 2014 and 2015, expressed strong support for a new center.
On September1st, 2015 Council authorized staff to create and distribute a Request for Proposal, to hire a consultant to conduct a park master plan design project. A revised RFP was issued on April 21, 2016.
City Staff reviewed the 5 submitted proposals and selected two finalists: Gonzalez Goodale Architects and Richard Fisher Associates (RFA). A panel of staff and a representative from the Ladera Linda Home Owner Association interviewed the finalists. RFA was the unanimous selection.
The City Council approved a professional service agreement to RFA on June 6th, 2016.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH RICHARD FISHER ASSOCIATE (RFA)
The project consultant, RFA has begun preliminary work on the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan.
Staff and RFA have discussed the importance of emphasizing Council's directive that, "less is more," in park projects and to capture the residents' support for a low-key neighborhood sized community-based project.
For more information please contact Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters.
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Ladera Linda Park Master Plan Public Workshop September 22nd, 2016