FAQ

What is El Pueblo?

El Pueblo is the oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, founded in 1781. It serves as a living museum and historic center of the city, reflecting the numerous cultures that contributed to its early history.

What is the purpose of the Los Angeles Urban Center office?

The office exists to augment ties with LA Urban Center partners, El Pueblo-area partners and the urban public that visits El Pueblo and the surrounding communities. For more information on the LA Urban Center, please see our Strategic Plan here.

How many work spaces are available at the LA Urban Center?

Two work stations are available through advance reservation. These stations are for individuals working independently. Note that these are “quiet spaces” in an open-office setting.

Who is eligible to use the station?

All USFS staff, partners and cooperators have access to the center for short-term occupancy related to the LA Urban Center projects or outreach based on the Strategic Plan.

Who is eligible to use the station?

All USFS staff, partners and cooperators have access to the center for short-term occupancy related to the LA Urban Center projects or outreach based on the Strategic Plan.

How do I reserve a desk for the day?

If you are interested in reserving a space, please visit the on-line calendar to check availability here.

If your preferred date is available, email Yassy Wilkins at ywilkins@fs.fed.us. Please include date, arrival/departure time, and a brief description of your project. Note: reservations are made on a full-day basis. You will be provided with an access code to enter the office.

When can I access the center?

Space is available weekdays (excluding holidays) between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

Is drop-in space available?

Due to anticipated high demand and security considerations at El Pueblo, no drop-in space is available.

Is it better to drive/park or take public transportation?

A major public transit hub is located across the street at Union Station. Fee-based parking is available from $7 to $15 per day. For more info, click here.

Is it possible to schedule meetings at the center?

The LA Urban Center office has access to two additional meeting spaces in the Biscailuz Building, available through advanced arrangements. Please email the Center Coordinator to submit a request that will be forwarded to building management, who will be able to confirm the request or offer an alternate time.

What services are available at the center?

Password-protected wi-fi is available. USDA employees may access the Forest Service network through their own VPN accounts. Land line phone service available; all major cellular network providers function on site. A refrigerator and microwave oven are available in a shared space. Please plan to be self-sufficient, including bringing your own office supplies.

What storage options are available?

This is a “Leave No Trace” space. Please take all personal belongings with you when leaving.