As the city of Los Angeles edges closer to approving the construction of a new sports stadium in downtown, this post from Curbed LA offers 10 suggestions on how the stadium could and should fit into the city.
Ideas include linking it with nearby transit stops, giving ticket holders free rides on transit, and creating new parks.
"4) Make a park for South Park by converting nearby surface parking lots into park space and public plazas.
For all of LA Live's activity and buzz, it has the persistent problem of feeling totally cut off from the neighborhood it inhabits. And the entertainment complex is surrounded by a block-wide moat of parking that crushes any hope for civic vitality. Converting some of the adjacent parking into public open space would humanize LA Live's environs, provide a place to picnic for tailgaters who didn't drive to the game, and create a permanent public benefit for local residents."
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