River LA has been selected by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to be part of a two-year process to update the Los Angeles River Master Plan. The Master Plan Team will also include Frank Gehry, OLIN, and Geosyntec.
The LA River’s time is now. Since the mid 20th century, the Los Angeles River served to protect residents from rare flooding, but it is time for the 51 miles of the LA River to be reimagined as a multi-benefit public resource providing opportunities for positive environmental impacts, equitable access to open space, and much more.
River LA is a nonprofit on a mission to integrate design and infrastructure to bring people, water and nature together across all 51 miles of the LA River. To achieve this mission, they work as collaborators, facilitators, and conveners of LA River stakeholders to catalyze innovation and meaningful community engagement to drive the reimagination of the LA River into a 51-mile multi-benefit public resource for all of Los Angeles County. In 2014, a team comprised of River LA and both private and public sector consultants began developing the LA River Index based on 25 years of existing data to evaluate and maximize the river’s possibilities. Today, River LA is working to integrate this commitment to responsible design with Los Angeles County’s Master Plan for the revitalization of the river. Today, the River LA team is currently coordinating the public engagement efforts for the Los Angeles County’s Master Plan Update, developing partnerships to accelerate education about and connectivity to the LA River, and using technology to creatively educate and seek feedback from community residents about the LA River.
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|Infrastructure Type||Waterfront / Waterway|
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Opening||To be determined|
|Design Team||Gehry Partners, OLIN, Geosyntec|
To be determined; the United States Army Corps of Engineers currently manages the channel with Los Angeles County
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