Beverly Hills Mayor Barry Brucker sent a letter to Metro on Wednesday, repeating his city’s position that Metro not tunnel under Beverly Hills High School as part of the Westside Subway Extension.
The tunnels would likely need to go under the high school’s campus if the Century City station is located at Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars. A Century City station at Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars would place the tunnels under Santa Monica Boulevard.
The project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report is scheduled to be released this fall and will contain the staff’s recommendation about the station location. The decision on station and tunnel locations will ultimately be made by the 13-member Metro Board of Directors.
The letter from Mayor Brucker does not include information about seismic issues in the area that could factor into decisions made about where the subway stations and tunnels are constructed. Here’s a recent post that provides an overview of the seismic issues under study.