At a pair of community meetings this week, the team behind the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement project provided updates on plans for 12 acres of park space beneath the bridge across the Los Angeles River.

Building off of earlier concepts from landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates, three alternatives are now under consideration for the park's east span, which will be located in Boyle Heights.  One places a heavy emphasis on athletic fields, while a second focuses on landscaping and nature.  The third alternative is a blend of the first two.

Each option calls for features such as a concession stand, a dog park, performance space and seating areas.  Additionally, an arch from the original Sixth Street Viaduct could be reused within this section of the park.

According to a representative of the City of Los Angeles, no consensus has been reached on the design at this point in time.  Additional meetings are planned in early 2018, to present revised designs that incorporate community feedback.

The $480-million Sixth Street Viaduct, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, is expected to open in 2020.  The park below, which is budgeted at $29 million, is partially funded through a mixture of State and local sources, according to an announcement from 14th District Councilmember Jose Huizar.


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The Mansfield will feature 138 apartments and ground-floor retail space.

The wrapping has come off at the Mansfield, Korda Group's Art Deco-inspired mixed-use development on the Miracle Mile.

The project, located on a 1.45-acre site at 5100 Wilshire Boulevard, consists of a seven-story building that will contain 138 rental apartments, 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and 299 parking spaces.