Category Archives: Park Attraction

New Design for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

In January, Angelenos were elated to discover that Star Wars creator George Lucas has selected Exposition Park as the future site of his Museum of Narrative Art.  An upcoming presentation to the Los Angeles City Planning Commission has unveiled new renderings for the $1-billion project, suggesting changes from the initial designs presented last year.

Slated for two city-owned parking lots on Vermont Avenue south of Exposition Boulevard, the museum would take the form of a four-story, 115-foot tall building featuring 300,000 square feet of floor area.  Plans call for a vacation of 39th Street between Vermont Avenue and Bill Robertson Lane, allowing for the construction of an underground parking garage across the site featuring more than 2,400 vehicle spaces.  The subterranean garage levels would be capped with 11 acres of public green space. continu reading

Take a Look Through Santa Monica’s Newly Opened Ishihara Park

One month ago, the City of Santa Monica celebrated the opening of Ishihara Park, a linear green space in the Pico Community.

Located along 2.35 acres of land bounded by Exposition Boulevard, Dorchester Avenue and Stewart Street, the park was built as a buffer between the light rail maintenance facility of Metro’s Expo Line and the surrounding neighborhood. Continu reading