It looks like the big Pershing Square redevelopment might end up being collateral damage in the big (probable) Farmers Field failure. Last month City Councilmember Jose Huizar announced that LA Live/Downtown NFL stadium developer AEG would kick in $700,000 to get the project started, but it seems there were some strings attached. Downtown News reports that Huizar "acknowledged that the funds will only materialize if the Farmers Field football stadium moves forward." Another hurdle? Huizar expects fans of Ricardo Legorreta--who designed the latest Pershing Square iteration--to object to any reimagining of the space. But despite all that, the councilmember is optimistic that the project will move forward with or without AEG. "Where there's a will, there's a way," he said--words that have signaled the death of many a project before this one.
· Despite Money Concerns, Huizar Pushes Forward on Pershing Square [DN]
· Los Angeles Plans to Completely Re-Envision Pershing Square [Curbed LA]