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Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has decided to recommend approval of an ambitious, $1-billion proposal to restore habitat, widen the river, create wetlands and provide access points and bike trails along an 11-mile stretch north of downtown through Elysian Park. ------------ FOR THE RECORD May 29, 2:29 p.m.: A shareline on an earlier version of this article said the Army Corps plan would revamp all 51 miles of the L.A. River. It affects 11 miles of the river. ...

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