Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 10 Sept 2012, KCET

Los Angeles State Historic Park. Photo by calvinfleming used under a Creative Commons license
When it comes to city planning, a myriad of interests have to be balanced. Just ask Claire Bowin, the city planner in charge of shepherding the creation and ultimate approval of the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan (CASP). It is a process that began in 2007 after the finalization of the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan (LARRMP).

In an open house and public hearing right before Labor Day, City Planning unveiled the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) after some delays due its relationship with the now-dissolved CRA L.A. The FEIR represents a record of all the concerns received and City Planning's response about the proposed specific plan -- an ambitious project that covers a 660-acre area bisected by the Los Angeles River within Lincoln Heights, Cypress Park and Chinatown neighborhoods. [read more]


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