Skip to Content
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Streetsblog Los Angeles home
Log In
Parks

Theoretical Design for LA’s Central Park to Be Unveiled This Friday

2:14 PM PDT on June 25, 2008

101_EDAW.jpg
The 101, Today

By now most of you have read the opinion piece from last Friday's Times that called for a "Central Park" for Los Angeles.  The piece by
Vaughan Davies, director of urban planning for EDAW's LA office, is just the first step in a campaign to show Angelenos what opportunities exist in the "Big Trench" area bordering, Chinatown, Angelino Heights, El Pueblo, Boyle Heights, Civic Center and Little
Tokyo.

The next step will be this Friday sat 5 P.M. in the CALTRANS Building's plaza, when planning students from around the world present the challenges and solutions in capping the 101 Freeway and turning it into a large, urban park similar in size and character to New York's Central Park.  The students are part of EDAW's, summer intern program and have worked with staff from CALTRANS, the Los Angeles Planning Department, the Metro, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the
Southern California Assn. of Governments, City Council members and even the Mayor's Office to develop this plan.

To read more about EDAW's summer charrette program, click here.

Image: EDAW

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Los Angeles

SGV Connect 121: El Monte and South El Monte, with ActiveSGV and Libros Monte

Podcast features ActiveSGV's David Diaz on various multimodal/complete streets projects - and Pedro Gonzales on Libros Monte and Mt. SAC's El Centro: Latinx Student Program

February 20, 2024

This Week In Livable Streets

CicLAvia, Metro lower 710 Freeway widening plan, C Line construction, Alternative Traffic Enforcement at Transportation Committee, street racing, and more

February 20, 2024

Two Thoughts on Measure HLA and How Hard Some City Leaders Are Fighting Against Safer Streets

Ballooning HLA cost estimates are hard to take seriously - for example, the CAO forecasts that unprotected bike lanes will cost $1.76 million dollars per mile

February 17, 2024
See all posts