Last month, the folks behind the construction of a new football stadium in downtown L.A. lined up a naming-rights deal for a stadium that remains a long way from being built.
The process of building the stadium has now taken a tangible step in the right direction.
AEG has notified Los Angeles Director of City Planning Michael LoGrande of its intention to commence the formal procedure of producing a complete Environmental Impact Report relating to the construction of the venue that would be known as Farmers Field.
“AEG wants to go beyond the minimum requirements of law and requests the opportunity to jointly conduct with the Planning Department additional workshops with the community, not just on the technical analyses and legal requirements, but on how to meet the needs of the community and assure that the Project is environmentally responsible,” William F. Delvac of Armbruster, Goldsmith & Delvac writes on behalf of AEG in a letter to LoGrande, a copy of which was forwarded to PFT by AEG.
Delvac explains that AEG expects the most scrutiny to focus on transportation and parking issues, “as it should be.” Delvac says that AEG hopes to have a draft Environmental Impact Report “in public circulation before the end of the year.”
In concluding the letter, Delvac quotes the late John Wooden: “Be Quick But Don’t Hurry.”
More than 15 years after the NFL left Los Angeles, there’s really no rush. But once the labor situation is resolved, all indications suggest that this thing will start moving.