WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of West Hollywood kicked off the final phase of construction, which will complete improvements set forth in the West Hollywood Park Master Plan. A groundbreaking ceremony took place on Tuesday, January 3 at 4 p.m.
The ceremony, which was held at West Hollywood Park's South Lawn, included comments from City of West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo; Mayor Lauren Meister; members of the West Hollywood City Council; representatives from project architects LPA, Inc.; representatives from landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale Studios; and artist Philip K. Smith, III, whose work will be featured in the new Robertson Gardens area of the park.
Photos of the event are available on the City of West Hollywood's Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/weho/sets/72157675004471793.
A video of the ceremony is available on the City's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wehocity/videos/10153941522737504.
Phase II construction is anticipated to last for approximately three years. The plan features an Aquatic and Recreation Center with two rooftop swimming pools and a multi-sport court, small and large dog parks, expanded green spaces, new children's playgrounds, and an AIDS Monument — next to the already-constructed West Hollywood Library and parking structure, which were completed in 2011 as part of Phase I.
West Hollywood Park will remain open throughout construction, and every existing park facility will continue to be open until after each new improvement is completed and available. During construction, fences will ensure safety in and around construction areas and large expanses of the park will remain open for use. El Tovar Place and the adjacent surface public parking lot will be closed; however, the five-story public parking structure and Library parking structure will remain open and accessible from the San Vicente Boulevard entrance. The surface public parking lot off of Melrose Avenue, and the adjacent alley, may also be impacted by construction. The City and its partners in the project are working diligently to minimize impacts on park users, on local residents, and on surrounding businesses.
For details and updates about the implementation of the West Hollywood Park Master Plan Phase II Project, please visit www.weho.org/whparkproject.
For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood's Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.
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SOURCE The City of West Hollywood