The Downtown News reports that community members are still trying to get that park built next to the Eastern Columbia building. There's a meeting on Wednesday night to get input on designs for a 35,000 square-foot park at Hill and Ninth. The group, which launched a web site earlier this year, complete with a rendering of the proposed green space, are trying to raise money themselves to buy the property and take their designs to state officials in an "effort to obtain up to $5 million in government funds for the project." CBRE executive vice president Mark Tarczynski, who represents the land for KOR, tells us the site is still listed for $8 million. But Tarczynski said believes that KOR would take $6.5 million for the plot.
· Group Pushes for New Park [Downtown News]
· Eastern Columbia Residents Also Want a Park [Curbed LA]