Museum Plaza Plan Hinges on Parking Vote

Property owners off Wilshire Avenue will have a say next month on a proposal to eliminate about 60 parking spaces in a lot next to the Fullerton Museum Center.

Officials said the spaces must be eliminated to make way for a proposed 27,000-square-foot outdoor Museum Plaza, including a fountain, terraced eating areas and a bandstand.

City officials said the four-story Wilshire Parking Structure, across the street from the center, has plenty of spaces to make up for the loss.

At least half of about 20 area property owners who paid for the bonds that funded the parking lot must approve the space reduction.

If 50% of the owners protest, then plans for the Museum Plaza would have to be redrawn or abandoned and the parking spaces would remain, officials said.

The City Council will hold a hearing on the proposal April 21 during a 7:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 303 W. Commonwealth Ave.

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