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Taylor Yard Parcel G2

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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About Parcel G2:

Taylor Yard was originally a 243-acre railroad maintenance yard. Operations at the Site began in the 1930s and included engine repair, painting, parts machining, and degreasing activities. Portions of the original Taylor Yard have been sold over the years for various uses.

Parcel G2 (Site) refers to the 42-acre portion along the Los Angeles River purchased by the City of Los Angeles (City) in 2017. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is the state regulatory agency overseeing the Site cleanup. The City is the property owner. In 2018, the City entered into a California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA) Agreement with DTSC to investigate and clean up the Site.

Previous operations at the site released chemicals into the soil and groundwater. Soil, soil gas and groundwater sampling results have been obtained from numerous sampling events throughout the years. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum, and metals, including lead, are present in the soil at elevated concentrations. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are present in the soil, soil gas and groundwater. 

The City is developing a plan to cleanup the riveredge portion of the Site in an initial public access project. This area is called Paseo del Rio. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) purchased a multipurpose easement from the City and will work with the City to perform the cleanup and develop the easement for public access and habitat restoration.

The Site may become part of a larger project in the future.

What’s New:

DTSC will be mailing out a Community Survey April 2020.

The City is revising the Report of Findings is expecting to submit Spring 2020. This report will be available to the public after DTSC review. This report summarizes the sampling results from investigations at the Site. 

The City is also working on a Response Plan and expects to complete in Fall 2020. This plan will be available to the public after DTSC review. This Plan will evaluate cleanup options for the proposed land use.


Aerial View of Taylor Yards Parcel G2