The draft EIR is a major step forward in bringing the NBA back to Inglewood.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed LA Clippers arena campus in Inglewood, a project that will achieve the most stringent environmental standards in state history for a sports venue, was released today by the City of Inglewood, kicking off a 45-day public comment period. The release of the draft EIR is a major step forward in bringing the NBA back to Inglewood and represents continued progress for the city and its residents. It comes on the heels of the project’s recent certification by Governor Newsom and the California Air Resources Board, which determined the arena will meet landmark environmental standards. The 18,000-seat arena also will be home to the LA Clippers’ team offices, practice facility, sports medicine clinic, and an outdoor plaza with community and retail and restaurant uses. The arena project will be LEED Gold certified, meaning it achieves rigorous, internationally recognized environmental standards for building performance. Other sustainability measures include A “Zero Waste” program to reduce and divert waste from landfills. A comprehensive traffic mitigation program that far exceeds any other Inglewood venue. This investment in transportation infrastructure is so extensive, it will actually IMPROVE general traffic flow in Inglewood on non-event days. It will also help reduce traffic congestion on large-event days involving games and concerts. An on-site solar energy generation system that will produce more than 1,000,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year and extensive use of “green” (i.e., renewable) energy sources.A program to plant 1,000 new trees in nearby neighborhoods.A program to purchase and install 1,000 electric vehicle chargers for residences in Inglewood and the surrounding area.330 on-site electrical vehicle chargers and 20 additional publicly available chargers within Inglewood.Smart parking systems to more efficiently direct vehicles to parking spaces, reducing vehicle emissions of the

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