Space 134 vision plan freeway-to-park
Client: City of Glendale Location: Glendale, CA
Here LA team members conceptually designed a 25+ acre park over the 134 Freeway in the heart of Downtown Glendale. Restitching the city that was torn apart by the freeway, Space 134 is envisioned as both a destination and a community-serving asset. The project was expanded to include a ‘green loop’ connecting to an enhanced Verdugo Wash adjacent to the freeway. ‘Inspiration stations’ positioned along the green loop, play upon the City’s rich tech, animation, and creative sectors. Our community engagement for the project included a ‘pop-up’ park, complete with a soundtrack where passer-bys could block out the freeway sounds with pleasant park sounds. A mobile mural truck asked community members to envision and paint their ideal park. We led the process to produce a Vision Plan, costing, and implementation strategy. Project completed while at previous firm.