Koreatown park proposal scaled back but moving forward

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A plan to put a park on a triangle-shaped plot of land in Koreatown has been scaled back a bit. A motion by Los Angeles City Councilmember Herb Wesson Jr. explains that the original plan—which would have involved closing part of the street between Normandie Avenue and Irolo Street—has been found “infeasible.”

The motion, first spotted by Urbanize LA, makes a new suggestion: Bumping out the curb to the middle of the street, and reducing Normandie to a one-way street from Irolo to San Marino (about a half block). The resulting linear park wouldn’t require any additional funding, according to the motion.

The park project is one of two slated for the area. The other is Olympic Gateway, which would create an eye-catching marker for the neighborhood via an array of colorful lights strung between the southwest, northwest, and northeast corners of the intersection of Olympic and Normandie.

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