PALMDALE – A community open house will be held in Palmdale this Wednesday to update the public on the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section of the high-speed rail project and to gather feedback regarding potential environmental issues.
Presented by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), the community open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38350 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. [View a flyer for the meeting here.]
The California High-Speed Rail Authority recently completed the Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (SAA) for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section. As part of the development of the SAA, three alignment alternatives were recommended to be carried forward for full analysis in an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).
“The Authority invites [residents] to come and learn more about the project and the range of alternatives under consideration for environmental review,” CHSRA officials said in a statement announcing the Open House.
“This is an opportunity to ask questions and provide input regarding effects to the environment, including biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, noise, community impacts, environmental justice and more. Your early feedback regarding potential environmental issues is important and will allow us to take your concerns into account as part of the project decision-making process,” CHSRA officials stated.
Wednesday’s community open house in Palmdale is one of three open house meetings this month scheduled by CHSRA.
A second Community Open House will be held in Acton, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at High Desert Desert School, located at 3620 Antelope Woods Road.
A third meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Fernangeles Recreation Center, located at 8851 Laurel Canyon Blvd. in Sun Valley.
Spanish interpretation will be offered at all meetings.
For more information, call 800-630-1039 or visit http://www.hsr.ca.gov/.