West Los Angeles VA Medical Center; Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan-Public Comment Period
This Federal Register Notice announces an opportunity for public comment on the Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan for the West Los Angeles (WLA) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) campus (hereinafter referred to as the ``Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan''). The WLA campus is approximately 387 acres in the heart of Los Angeles. There are 104 buildings across the campus of which 39 are designated as historic, 12 are considered to be exceptionally high risk for a seismic event, and a number are vacant or closed. The purpose of this Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan is to support VA's ongoing efforts to revitalize the campus into a more Veteran-focused environment, notably for severely disabled, aging, female, and homeless Veterans. This master planning effort is consistent with VA's goal to help end Veteran homelessness nationwide, particularly in the Greater Los Angeles region, one of the largest homeless Veteran populations in the country. This notice solicits public comments on the Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan. At the end of the public comment period, VA will review the comments received, post summary responses into the Federal Register via a second notice, ready the Preliminary Draft Final Master Plan for environmental and historic preservation due diligence, and prepare a Final Master Plan for the WLA campus.