The Hoover Union Triangle Project is underway with several community meetings having been completed in March and April 2015 to identify how the community would like to use the space. Community members considered the space using board game sized layouts and completed the Triangle Challenge to envision the space on a slightly smaller scale using props. From there, participants rated the importance of the generated scheme elements. In April there was a Pop Up Park, which took the effort to the Triangle itself to create an in situ experience. Participants confirmed their interest in shade trees, seating, color and other elements of a safe and inviting park.
The project so far has been driven by the office of Councilmember Cedillo in conjunction with NANDC, USC architecture students, and local businesses. The community vision and wish list has been handed off to the Bureau of Street Services who will vet it against their construction standards. They will likely have a community meeting to present their plan in order to finalize the design by the end of 2015. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.
Funding of $200,000 for construction is from the Transfer Floor Area Ratio ordinance which allowed the transfer of air rights in order to build density in Downtown LA at the same time creating a fund for green space. The second $250,000 in funding is from a Neighborhood Improvement Fund Grant through HCIDLA. This project ranked second citywide based on a number of criteria.
Below are images of the plans so far.