Hoover Union Triangle

Hoover Union Triangle | June 9, 2015

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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.

Hoover Triangle Schematic Plan

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Hoover Union Triangle Hoover Union Triangle Presentation for Meeting 4

Notes From Meeting 4

Our Name

The early Eighth District Empowerment Congress, created by now Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas was a community-based education and mobilization program. It has been acknowledged as the model for the Los Angeles citywide neighborhood council system created by the change City Charter.

We still proudly carry the early moniker in our name as the 'Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council'.  Call us NANDC for short!

Our Community

NANDC is located in West Adams, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, with most of its buildings erected between 1880 and 1925. It was once the wealthiest district in the city, with its Victorian mansions and sturdy Craftsman bungalows home to Downtown businessmen and professors and academicians at USC. In the 1990s, three areas of West Adams were designated as Historic Preservation Overlay Zones by the city of Los Angeles, in recognition of their outstanding architectural heritage.