Chinatown-adjacent LA State Historic Park (aka the Cornfield) has had its multimillion-dollar renovation pushed back several times now, but on the tail of the park's March 15 groundbreaking, it will really, really, for real close in April, reports the Downtown News. The renovation, estimated at $20 million, is expected to take a year to finish, and when the park reopens it will be clear that the space—which opened as a temporary park in 2005—is here to stay: on-site parking, bathrooms, about two acres of wetland space, space for farmers' markets, a citrus grove, and lots of nods to the site's railway history. Though it will be hard to have such a huge (and popular) park out of commission, the city is going to get something so much more useful in the end.
· Cornfield Park to Close for Year-Long Renovation [DN]
· Work on Full Buildout of Cornfield Park Could Start in January [Curbed LA]