Community meeting and meet-the-artist Wednesday for Emergency Operations Center project

Here’s the announcement from Metro:

Held in Coordination with the Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Urban Design/Land Use Committee (HCNC UD/LUC)

Metro is designing a new Emergency Security Operations Center facility in the Los Angeles Arts District. The three-story structure with at-grade parking will serve as the Emergency Operations Center and support day-to-day Metro security operations, radio dispatch and emergency coordination.

Metro is also planning to integrate Rail and Bus Operations Centers into the facility. This will be a secured facility for authorized personnel only. The building will incorporate sustainability elements and is anticipated to be a LEED-Silver building at a minimum. Site-specific artwork will also be integrated into the project.

Meeting information:


Wednesday, January 18
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
350 Merrick St., Room 160
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(Free parking is available. Enter from the parking lot at 350 Merrick Street. State you are with the Metro community meeting and enter building through the door at the top of the ramp.)

6:30 p.m. – Open House – Light refreshments will be served.
7:00 p.m. – Presentation

This meeting will include an opportunity to learn about the building design, meet the artist commissioned for the ESOC project, learn about his approach to the artwork opportunity and to share your input. We look forward to seeing you!

The location is served by the Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Plan your trip to the meeting at or by calling 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Spanish and Japanese translation and other ADA accommodations can be requested by calling 213.995.3937 at least 72 hours in advance.

Click here for a link to the Arts District Project Area map.

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  1. […] Wednesday 1/18 – Metro and the Historic Cultural Neighborhood Council Urban Design/Land Use Committee host a public presentation by artist Jacob Hashimoto who will create artwork for Metro’s Emergency Security Operations Center (ESOC) in the Arts District at Ducommun and Center Streets. The meeting takes place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SCI-Arc, Room 160, at 350 Merrick Street, in the downtown L.A. Arts District. Additional meeting details at The Source. […]