L.A. Freeway Cap Park Edges Towards Feasibility

For years, citizens have been calling for a freeway cap and park in Hollywood. Now, a preliminary design has been released and advocates say work could begin as soon as 2012 -- if funding comes through.
November 28, 2008, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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"The freeway conversion, backed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles redevelopment officials and local politicians, would turn the top of the freeway into a 44-acre "locals-first community park." It would serve what advocates say is one of the city's most parks-poor areas."

"'It will be built,' advocate Don Scott promised Hollywood residents as the 92-page report detailing its preliminary design concept was released Wednesday night."

"A parade of local lawmakers declared their support for what backers call "Hollywood Freeway Central Park," which would be funded with a combination of state, local, federal and private dollars."

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Published on Friday, November 21, 2008 in Los Angeles Times
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