Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Downtown Parks & Civic Center Plans Meeting - TONIGHT!

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council- DLANC &
Historic Downtown LA Business Improvement District- HDLA BID

Sponsors Re-imagining Downtown
Creating a Master Plan for the Civic Center and its

Tuesday July 8th 6:45 pm Historic Los Angeles Theatre Lobby
615 S. Broadway - parking at Pershing Square or Red Line Subway Stop One Block away at 5th and Hill
Refreshments provided

• The Grand & Civic Center Grand Avenue Park- Bill Witte of The
Related Group will give an update on these two projects.
A joint powers project including the Community Redevelopment
Agency/City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and The
Related Group. This $3 billion project will include Frank Gehry
designed buildings which include 2600 housing units of condominiums,
apartments, affordable housing, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a grocery
store, bookstore, fitness club, restaurants and entertainment venues
and numerous retail outlets. 3.6 million square feet of development

• The Civic Center 16 acre park- Bill Witte- The Related Group
LA's new version of Central Park will be a $100 million plus project
will be a grand commons connecting The Music Center Plaza to the
steps of City Hall for city-wide celebrations and international

• Park 101- EDAW Design Group-
An International design forum with 24 participants has created a
master plan that caps the 101 Hollywood Freeway from Alameda to
Grand Avenue, from Temple to Cesar Chavez. This proposed project
would unite Chinatown, El Pueblo, Union Station, the Civic Center,
Bunker Hill and the Arts District with 100 acres of green space and
development opportunities.

• LA Police Department Headquarters-
This 2 acre site is opposite the LA Times Building from First to
Second Street along Spring and from Main to Spring Street along 2nd
Street opposite Higgins Building all activated by a restaurant,
auditorium and plaza fronting First Street.

• Vista Hermosa- Park at Belmont Learning Center
This $14 million open space consists of 10 acres adjacent to the
Edward R. Roybald Learning Center (Belmont Learning Center) in the
City West neighborhood at 1st and Beaudry. The complex will serve
2,800 students and cost $350 million. Walking and hiking trails,
water features, a playground, soccer field shared by LAUSD and the
Dept. of Recreation & Parks are part of the complex. The Mountains
Recreation and Conservation Authority have operational authority.

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