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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Only in L.A.....street medians are "parks"

L.A. River-adjacent developer wants to develop condos on a promised trail corridor, but will landscape the street median

Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy opposes L.A. Councilman's plan for 120 condos with no wildlife corridor and trail

5/19/2010
excerpted from
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-me-0519-trail-20100519,0,4427501.story

In Silver Lake, a feud over an open-space corridor
All agree the trail is needed; the question is where. A conservation group wants it to stretch alongside a proposed condo development on Riverside Drive; a councilman wants it along the L.A. River...

The Silver Lake-Echo Park-Elysian Valley Community Plan, approved by the city of Los Angeles in the early 1980s, set aside that parcel as part of an envisioned 5-mile trail between Elysian Park and Griffith Park for hiking and horseback riding...

...Land-use consultant Jim Ries says that the developers will install a 900-foot landscaped median on Riverside Drive — as requested by LaBonge's office and as a goodwill gesture to the neighborhood.

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