It’s been 12 years since the city of West Hollywood adopted a master plan for its central city park, but as 2016 comes to a close, it looks as though the second and final phase of the park’s redevelopment is now ready to get underway.
As Wehoville reports, the city hosted its final community meeting last week, and construction is slated to begin in January. While the first phase of the project focused on replacing the library and expanding the total amount of green space in the park, the second phase will bring a new recreation and aquatic center, new playgrounds, a pair of dog parks, and a memorial to victims of the AIDS epidemic.
Phase two of the project was designed by Irvine-based sustainable architecture firm LPA, Inc. By centralizing the park’s community structures in one location, the plans allow for the creation of more open space. Renderings for the aquatic center, which would be located beside the library, show that it would be accessible by a grand stairway leading up from the promenade area below, with the swimming pool and several balconies located on the roof.
The multi-use facility will also include five meeting rooms, a basketball/volleyball court with bleacher seating, a classroom for the city’s “Tiny Tot” program, and even a public access television studio.
The two dog parks—one for small dogs and one for large—will be located at the opposite end of the promenade, while the AIDS monument will be constructed in front of the library along San Vicente. Work on phase two is expected to be complete by 2020.