City of L.A. Nearing Purchase of Taylor Yard “Crown Jewel” Parcel

August 25, 2014 § 2 Comments

Image of 100+acre park at Taylor Yard, including concrete removal, widening the existing soft-bottom river. Image from city of L.A. L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan.

Image of 100+acre park at Taylor Yard, including concrete removal, widening the existing soft-bottom river. Image from city of L.A. L.A. River Revitalization Master Plan.

Sorry to keep doing this – but I am writing full time over at Streetsblog L.A., and not much time left over for my extracurricular blogging at LACF. Check out this very Creek Freak article I posted today – about the city of Los Angeles getting close to purchasing Taylor Yard Parcel G2. This is , in my opinion, the single most important restoration site along the 51+miles of the L.A. River. I can remember Lewis MacAdams pushing for this site way back in the 1990s; Melanie Winter championing it for many many years. It looks like there’s a willing seller, and the parcel could be in public ownership, maybe by late 2014. Then, over time, it will be part of a 100+ acre park. Woot Wooooooot!!

The city is seeking public comment – see the SBLA article for details.

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§ 2 Responses to City of L.A. Nearing Purchase of Taylor Yard “Crown Jewel” Parcel

  • E. Kearney says:

    I’m enjoying the information provided. Ran into your sites as I tried to find information related to a small area of LA (a number of houses that were below street level at New Hampshire Street just off of 6th and Vermont. I used to look down at them as I walked home from school in the 1950’s and was always intrigued by the fact that they were on each side of a small creek and reminded me of a little country area. When I got back from college and tried to find them, they had literally vanished. After reading your articles, I now know why, just not when, nor their origin. Thank you for at least clearing up part of the mystery. E. Kearney
    eik2@dslextreme.com

  • That is good news. This is upstream from where the water wheel is going?

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