Revealed: Three Park Design Proposals for Key L.A. River Parcel

Three design proposals have been unveiled for the Taylor Yards parcel along the L.A. River.

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June 5, 2019, 11:00 AM PDT

By Camille Fink

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A recent presentation detailed three design options for the Taylor Yards G2 Parcel on the Los Angeles River in the Glassell Park neighborhood. The 42-acre parcel is located on what was a Southern Pacific Railroad rail yard, and the project is one of several major restoration projects planned for the L.A. River.

One proposal would involve inserting a channel in the parcel to create a separated island open space. Another option would extend the river bed into the parcel and create a new flood plain. The third design involves focusing on the historical aspects of the site by recreating a roundhouse along with development of a wetlands.

All three designs would also include pedestrian bridges connecting the parcel to the west side of the river and a slew of new buildings throughout the park. Construction is slated to start in 2026, and completion of the project is scheduled for 2028.

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