Ladera Linda Community Park Project

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Construction is underway!

For any questions or concerns please email

 LaderaLindaHotline@rpvca.gov

For questions or concerns, please contact the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Department of Public Works at 310.544.5315.

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.


Following a multi-year process and extensive public outreach process, the venerable park was closed in late March. See below for ongoing updates on demolition and construction. 


Live Camera Feed of Construction Taking Place


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 28, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed the concrete slab for the community center building, and the rough electrical work for the maintenance shed. In addition, they continued to install the site storm drain lines in the middle tier at the parking lot area and reinforcing steel for the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tiers. 

This week, they will begin the structural steel framing for the community center building, place the foundation for the accessibility ramp, install an electrical conduit in the middle tier, and continue installing the underground storm drains. 

A few recent photos from the project site are below: 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov  

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 21, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor installed reinforcing steel for the building slab and roughed-in the electrical floor boxes. They continued installing site storm drain lines and electrical conduit in the middle tier. At the upper tier, they completed the wood framing of the maintenance shed.  Additionally, they began placing reinforced steel for the accessibility ramp between the middle and upper tiers.

 This week, they will begin placing the concrete for the new building slabs and continue site storm drain installation.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 14, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor installed electrical and data conduits in the building slab and formed building wall curbs. They continued installing storm drain lines and electrical conduits in the middle tier. At the upper tier, they placed concrete for the maintenance shed slab and began framing the shed. They excavated the switchback ramp footings and placed base material for the basketball court slab. This week they will continue formwork and reinforcing for the building slab with concrete to follow at the end of the week. They will also reinforce the basketball court slab and continue site storm drain installation.

 A few recent photos from the project site are below: 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update September 7, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed stub-ups for the building’s plumbing and electrical conduits. Additionally, the concrete formwork for the building slab were installed. The contractor also continued installing site storm drain lines and electrical conduit in the middle tier. At the upper tier, the contractor completed reinforcing the maintenance shed slab and began placing the base material for the basketball court slab.

This week, the contractor will place concrete for the building and maintenance shed slabs and continue work on the storm drains and basketball court. 

Live minute-by-minute pictures of construction can be viewed on the City’s website at Ladera Linda Community Park Project | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Official Website (rpvca.gov

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 31, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed concrete placement for the building column footings and began forming the wall footings. They also continued installation of the underground storm drain lines in the middle tier, backfilled the underground mechanical lines, and began installation of the underground electrical conduit between the building and mechanical area. Furthermore, they began formwork and reinforcing for the maintenance shed slab.

This week, they will form and place reinforcing for the building wall footings and stub up electrical and plumbing in the walls. They will continue site storm drain installation and maintenance shed slab reinforcing. 

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 24, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed the installation of the reinforcing steel and column anchor bolts for the building foundation. In addition, they also continued installing underground storm drain lines at the upper and middle tiers and underground refrigerant lines between the building and the mechanical equipment area. They also began building the new retaining wall for the maintenance shed. 

This week, they will place concrete for the building footings and begin forming the wall footings, as well as continue installing storm drain lines in the middle and upper tier of the site. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 17, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor began assembling and installing the reinforced steel for the building footings and continued the installation of the underground storm drain lines at the upper tier of the site. Next week, the contractor will continue to install the reinforcing steel for the footings and will start the installation of the anchors for the steel columns. In addition, the installation will continue for storm drain lines in the upper and middle tiers of the site as well. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 10, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor began assembling and installing the reinforced steel for the building footings and continued the installation of the underground storm drain lines at the upper tier of the site. Next week, the contractor will continue to reinforce the footings and start the installation of the anchors for the steel columns. In addition, installation will continue for storm drain lines in the upper and middle tiers of the site. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project please contact, James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov. 


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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update August 3, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor continued excavation for the underground footings, installed pressure tested underground mechanical lines, and connected the underground sanitary sewer lines for the new building. Additionally, site surveying was completed, and installation began for the underground storm drain lines on the upper tier of the site. This week, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of reinforced steel for the building footings, resume rough grading, and prepare for the storm drain lines in the middle tier. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this project, please contact, James O’Neill at joneill@rpvca.gov 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 27, 2022

 Last week, the construction contractor continued excavation for the underground footings and underground plumbing lines for the new building. Additionally, they began installing sanitary sewer lines in the middle tier of the site and completed the removal of the grass in the lower tier. This week, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of reinforced steel for the building footings, resume rough grading of the site, and begin work on storm drain lines in the middle tier. 

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 20, 2022

 Last week, the construction contractor began excavation for the underground plumbing lines, and footings for the new building, and that work is scheduled to continue this week.  Additionally, the contractor is scheduled to begin the installation of the underground sewer pipes in the middle tier of the site this week.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update July 13, 2022

7.13 LLCPPThe City has contracted with Gilman Construction Media to document construction of the Ladera Linda Community Park project through what we expect to be a very cool time-lapsed video. An onsite camera takes a photo every 60 seconds that will be used to create that time-lapsed video. A “live feed” link to that camera feed has been placed on the project page of the City’s website, but please note that it is simply a still photo that updates once per minute and not a live streaming video. We hope the feed allows residents to check in on the project with an “up to the minute” photo opportunity.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 29, 2022

Last week, the co6.29 LLCPnstruction contractor continued earthwork for the middle and upper tiers of the project site, including the parking lot, service road, and site ramp. Additionally, they began removing grass from the lower tier of the project site. This week, the contractor is scheduled to continue site grading and will relocate the job site trailers to the southwest to allow for completion of the parking lot grading.


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update June 22, 2022

Last week, the construction contractor completed earthwork for the new building footprint and began grading for the new parking lot and basketball court. The contractor will continue rough grading this week and will install new underground utilities within the footprint of the new building.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 25, 2022

Hazardousladera linda demolition pic material abatement and demolition was  completed on the last existing building (one of five total) this past week. Other site demolition and waste haul-off is scheduled to be performed this upcoming week, in addition to surveying and marking the corners of the new building.

 


Ladera Linda Community Park Project Update May 12, 2022

With hazardous materialbuilding LL 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 here to view the Ladera Linda Community Park Project Power Point Presentation from the March, 2nd 2022 City Council Meeting. 


Click on the images below to view the Site Plan and the Logistics Plan.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project Attachments

Ladera Linda Community Park Project began construction on March 28, 2022.  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.    

City Council approves construction plans and a contract March 1, 2022 for the 

Ladera Linda Community Park Project 

 

Click here to see staff report

Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months.

 Click here to see March 1, 2022 staff report on the financing of the Ladera Linda Community Park project.

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Ladera Linda Community Park Project

On September 21st, a report will be presented to the City Council on some revisions to the Ladera Linda Community Park 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:

Conditional Use Permit (CUP)-REVISION Notice Ladera Linda

Light and camera site plan


Consideration and possible action to identify a financing option for the Ladera Linda Community Park Project

Click here to view the Staff Report


Minor Modifications

Click here to view minor modifications regarding the Ladera Linda Park and Community Center Project


Ladera Linda Community Park Project April 6 City Council Report

Ladera Linda Park and Community Center April 6 City Council Report 

City Council April 6 Agenda

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.


February 24 Planning Commission: Notice of Decision



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:

*Amended Notice* dated December 31, 2020

Public Notice dated December 10, 2020 

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 octavios@rpvca.gov.


Please click here to access the City Council meeting 12/01/2020 Agenda.  

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.

Click here to view the Second Amendment to the Professional Agreement with Johnson Favaro Staff Report

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

Click here to view the Staff Report regarding Prop 68

Click here to view the Resolution regarding Prop 68


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). 

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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

LL workshop 7.10.19

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. 

Click here to view the Agenda

Click here to see Flyer

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.

December 18, 2018 City Council report (PDF)

Draft professional agreement (Attachment A) (PDF)

Johnsons Favaro’s proposal (Attachment B) (PDF)

Request for Proposals (Attachment C) (PDF)

Johnson Favaro’s Original and Revised Proposal Differences (Attachment D) (PDF)

Request for Proposals (PDF): See the Ladera Linda RFP (PDF). Release date July 31, 2018. Submittal Deadline: August 28th, 2018

Amendments to the Ladera Linda RFP

Amendment 1 to the RFP (PDF)

Amendment 2 to the RFP (PDF)

Amendment 3 to the RFP (PDF)

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:

  1. Find a Design team to create a final construction ready design.
  2. Prepare construction-ready documents

Representatives from Ladera Linda, Mediterranea, Seacliff, and Sea View HOAs will serve on the RFP selection team.

View the PowerPoint (PDF).

View the Agenda.

Ladera Linda workshop February 21st Agenda (PDF) 

See workshop FLYER (JPG) 

See draft LL Rental Policy (PDF) 

See Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (PDF) prepared by Priority 1 Environmental 

See Security Analysis of Proposed Plan (PDF) (DRAFT)

See LL Master Plan February 21st PowerPoint (PDF)

Please contact Recreation and Parks Senior Analyst Matt Waters at 310-544-5218 or email Matt Waters with any questions.

Usage Analysis

Analysis of Usage at Ladera Linda (PDF)

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: 

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.

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.

View the Staff Report (PDF).

Background

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:

View the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Meeting minutes (PDF).

View the Aerial View of Ladera Linda Park (PDF).

Download the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Power Point Presentation (PDF).

Download the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda Workshop Agenda (PDF).

Download the flyer (PDF).

View the Ladera Linda usage in 2015 (PDF).

View the Ladera Linda Interested Parties List (PDF).

To view the September 22, 2016 Ladera Linda workshop Video, see bottom of this page.

Infrastructure Report Card 2013

See the City of RPV Infrastructure Report Card 2013. The Ladera Linda Analysis is in the "Public Buildings" Section of the Report, pages 53 to 58 (PDF).

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.

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2015 LADERA LINDA PARK MASTER PLAN REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL AUTHORIZATION (PDF)

APRIL 21ST, 2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (PDF)

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)

JUNE 6, 2016 STAFF REPORT APPROVING RFA PROPOSAL AS LADERA LINDA DESIGN CONSULTANT(PDF)

RICHARD FISHER ASSOCIATES PROPOSAL (PDF)

The project consultant, RFA has begun preliminary work on the Ladera Linda Park Master Plan.

Neighborhood Impact

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