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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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Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Reseda Boulevard

Five-story building to rise north of Ventura Boulevard.
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A one-story commercial building in Tarzana could make way for a mixed-use development, according to plans filed earlier today with the City of Los Angeles.  The project, slated for two parcels at 5431-5505 N. Reseda Boulevard would consist of a five-story building featuring 40 residential units - including five set aside for very-low-income households - above 2,540 square feet of ground-floor retail space.