This past December, the non-profit Trust for Public Land (TPL) broke ground on a nearly quarter-acre pocket park on Carlton Way.  The new green space, funded by a $1.26 million grant from the State of California, replaces a long-vacant property between Gordon Street and Bronson Avenue.

Designs for the project come from Korn Randolph, a Pasadena-based landscape architecture firm.  According to a site plan displayed on the TPL website, the Carlton Way Pocket Park will offer amenities such as a children's playground, fitness equipment and a small plaza flanked by trees and benches.  Numerous hardscape features and seating areas are already adorned with decorative mosaic tiles, thanks to an event recently hosted by community stakeholders.

To address safety concerns voiced by nearby residents, the project will include non-climable perimeter fences, clear site lines and substantial LED lighting.  All furniture within the park will make use of skate-preventable designs and anti-graffiti coating where possible.

Completion of the new green space is expected by this summer.  It is the second pocket park to arrive in Hollywood in recent months, following the nearby Gordon Street Park, which was built by CIM Group in conjunction with the Sunset Gordon development.

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West Hollywood-based developer Faring continues to move forward with plans to construct a pair of mixed-use buildings at 7500 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, with the release this week of the project's Final Environmental Impact Report.

The project, which would replace a series of commercial buildings on either side of Sierra Bonita Avenue, is now proposed wit