Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Parks, Theme Parks, and a Little Theater

Big news this morning for our beloved little city:

According to the Times, the Los Angeles County Supervisors will vote today on zoning variances that would, if approved, allow for a proposed $1.6 billion dollar expansion of the beloved Universal Studios Theme Park.  The expansion calls for two new hotels, a freeway exit ramp, and a Harry Potter themed ride, as well as 2 million square feet of new office and studio space.

After obtaining City Council approval, public television Channel 35 is moving its headquarters from Little Tokyo to the historic Merced Theater at The Pueblo, reports the Downtown News.  In order to make it official, the move still required the Mayor's signature, which is expected later this week.

Finally, Curbed reports that the newly renovated Spring Street Park is, at long last, nearing completion with the inclusion of cement walkways and young trees.  Grass, benches, art, and a playground are all that remain before the development on the park can be considered truly finished.

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