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Design team led by Mia Lehrer picked for new downtown L.A. park

Design team led by Mia Lehrer picked for new downtown L.A. park

The park planned for the corner of 1st Street and Broadway, in the heart of the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, has a design team. And a bigger budget.

A group led by landscape architecture firm Mia Lehrer & Associates has won a design competition for the 2-acre park, on the site of a former state office building adjacent to Grand Park at the foot of City Hall, city officials announced Thursday. They also upped the total budget for the park including site work and a contingency fund to $28 million. Most of that total will come from the city’s so-called Quimby funds, drawn from from real-estate development fees.


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