Creative Open Space Los Angeles – Downtown (COSLA-Downtown) is a project spearheaded by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks that is completely driven by community input. Community input isn’t an aspect of COSLA; it’s the essence of it. RAP (Rec & Parks) will be gathering input through surveys and workshops to ask stakeholders to identify ways to create a greener, more livable Downtown alternative to large, traditional park space, as well as identifying locations or areas where these creative open spaces should be. This meeting will focus on the Skid Row neighborhood specifically.
A never-been-done-before community focused approach to urban planning, Melinda Gejer, City Planning Associate with Rec and Parks, and Sara Hrynik, Student Worker with Rec and Parks, combined their discoveries of hidden and undeveloped space with eight basic uses of open space: Community Garden, Pocket Park, Green Alley, Pedestrian Street, Parklet, Farmers Market, Plaza/Town Square, and Pedestrian Amenities.
Creative Open Space Los Angeles is expected to finish the summer of 2014 and the result will be a comprehensive look at community priorities distributed to all parts of City government and every non-profit in DTLA.
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