Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Architecture & Urban Design

New parklet in the works for Highland Park

possible parklets

HIGHLAND PARK — Things have  not go well for the York Boulevard parklet. Last July, a hit-and-run driver smashed into parklet’s benches and planters that had created a public gathering space on the 5000 block of York. The damaged parklet was fenced off for several months ... Read More »

L.A.’s other First Street Bridge prepares for change

first street bridge

ECHO PARK —  The First Street Bridge that spans the L.A. River, connecting Boyle Heights and Downtown, is a grand structure and city historic landmark. That bridge reopened five years ago after an extensive renovation.  But there’s another, lesser known First Street Bridge that crosses over a tangle ... Read More »

Will the Silver Lake saddle ever get built?

Early rendering of Silver Lake saddle

SILVER LAKE —  City officials and community leaders were scheduled to gather this morning to dedicate more than $1 million in street improvements in Sunset Junction. But one of the highlights of that improvement project remains missing: a $125,000 public artwork in the shape of a ... Read More »