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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Caltrans to host third public hearing on 710 Freeway property sales


By Lauren Gold, August 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES >> Caltrans will host a third hearing Thursday to collect public comment on a set of proposed rules for the sale of more than 500 state-owned properties in the path of the 710 Freeway north extension.

The agency has already identified 53 properties in Pasadena and South Pasadena that will no longer need to be demolished for the freeway project and can be sold back into private ownership. Before Caltrans can begin selling the homes it must approve a set of criteria for the sale process, a draft of which was released in June.

Thursday’s meeting will be an opportunity for locals to give input on the draft before the agency finalizes the rules this fall and begins selling the homes next year. The meeting follows two held in Pasadena and Los Angeles last month.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Los Angeles Christian Presbyterian Church, 2241 North Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles.

Caltrans has also extended the deadline for comments submitted online or by mail until 5 p.m. on Sept. 2. Comments can be submitted by emailing affordable_sales_program@dot.ca.gov or can be mailed to Caltrans Division of Right of Way and Land Surveys, ATTN: Affordable Sales Program, California Department of Transportation, 1120 N Street, MS 37, Sacramento, CA 95814.

For more information and property list, visit www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/business/710sales. Caltrans has also set up a hotline at 213-897-8184 for more information.