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Army Corps to Recommend $1-billion L.A. River Project

Matt Ball on May 29, 2014 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Rendering of the Verdugo Wash Confluence befor and after. Courtesy of LA River Rally (http://www.lariverrally.org)

Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 7.52.27 AMFederal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city’s plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has decided to recommend approval of an ambitious, $1-billion proposal to restore habitat, widen the river, create wetlands and provide access points and bike trails along an 11-mile stretch north of downtown through Elysian Park.

The city sees those 11 miles as the starting point for a project that will eventually revitalize all 51 miles of the river, from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach.

Read more via The Los Angeles Times

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