Coordination of the Environmental and Feasibility Portions of the Sports Arena and Ball Fields Project between the City of Pico Rivera and USACE, California



City of Pico Rivera Department of Public Works

$6 Million


Gather Information, Coordination and Meetings, Project Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Evaluation, Review Geotechnical and Soil Information, Project Report


DRC performed a feasibility review and study for a multi-use building on property adjacent to the San Gabriel River within the Whittier Narrows Recreation area. The City of Pico Rivera maintains a long-term lease on the property, which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns. DRC knows the Corps’ requirements to determine a project’s environmental conditions and its feasibility for development and, as such, provided excellent support to the city for a sports arena and for the area’s long-term development. DRC staff had direct involvement in the flood evaluation, preparing guidelines and securing approvals for development within the Whittier Narrows area. The environmental portion of the project included a review of certain project details to develop an initial study and an environmental assessment that led to a mitigated negative declaration. This project contract had two phases: First phase:

  • Research documentation and review the site;
  • Evaluate flood and water runoff;
  • Review geotechnical and soils information; and
  • Prepare a Phase I report.

Second phase:

  • Coordinate with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
  • Develop and send a report to the departments of Fish & Game and Fish & Wildlife for review and comment;
  • Prepare the final report; and
  • Coordinate and oversee work on the project for the city and the Corps of Engineers.