There are plans percolating among planners in Los Angeles to expand the green space in the city by building “caps” over parts of the Hollywood Freeway. According to the websites Curbed LA and Hollywood Unbound the plan backed by the Friends of Hollywood Central Park is moving ahead as the CRA/LA Board has approved $2 Million to fund the preparation of the Economic Impact Report (EIR).
This proposed “cap” would be a 1-mile long deck over the stretch of the 101-Freeway between Bronson and Santa Monica, through Hollywood – resulting in a 44-acre public park above. There is also a Downtown 101 Freeway cap project in the works (called Park 101). There’s not a lot of information on the current status of that project…
Read more about the Hollywood Freeway Central Park project and be sure to check out the simulated fly over of what the space would look like!
Friends of the Hollywood Central Park – HollywoodCentralPark.org
HollywoodUnbound.com – Hollywood Freeway Cap Park: CRA/LA Commits $2 Million to Fund the Preparation of the Project’s EIR
CurbedLA.com – Fly Over the Proposed Hollywood Freeway Cap Park
We love the green space, but wouldn’t want to travel the tunnel part of this stretch everyday – can you say claustrophobia? One more reason the convenience of our neighborhood wins out!
Interested in supporting the Hollywood Central Park enterprise? Check out the Love Hollywood Benefit – being held to celebrate this project and raise funds on Thursday, January 5th.