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                               ELIZABETH STEWART
                                  DEBORAH HELT

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Executive Summary                                                  The Proposal
Major Elements                                                Great Streets:

The site presents a range of challenges and

Major challenges include:
  • The close proximit...
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The community of Hyde Park is struggling
to overcome issues of poverty and low edu-
cational attainment. Bas...
GREEN 12.15.07

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 Mission:                                                      Elements:
 We envision a space that enhances...

We have summarized our design ideas into three main
principles – Green Jobs, Green Space, and Great Streets....
HYDE PARK Final Site Proposal
             GREEN JOBS ::
             capitalize on existing
Urban Design Concept

                                                             Land Use
Basic Elements
2. Green Spaces
     1. Green Jobs + Green Industry
3. Great Streets.
                                    Our circulation map shows the new access point
 Benefits of the Project
 The project goals for the Hyde Park Green Industrial           • Cost savings
Phase 1      Short Term Projects

                                                             5. Targeted Neighbo...
Phase 3       Brownfields Site Clean Up
 2. Pedestrian improvements that promote walking as
 a viable form of utilitarian ...
Phase 4  Acquire Additional Parcels for
  1. Provides communities with a source of financing
     for economic development...
changes that may occur suddenly or over time. This              EZs and ECs offer significant economic incentives that
Phase 7      Construction and Landscaping
                                                            Air Quality
The cons...
for both City owned, and non-City owned recreational                  • Office and light manufacturing
 facilities. Fundin...
o Point is that they SHARE RESOURCES like                            • Local University and Community College have
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The project is a design proposal for a "green" industrial facility in Hyde Park, South Los Angeles.

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  1. 1. HYDE PARK GREEN 12.15.07
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . 4 SITE ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . 6 USER ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . 8 PLAN FRAMEWORK . . . . . . . . 11 URBAN DESIGN CONCEPT . . . . . . . 14 IMPLEMENTATION . . . . . . . . 17 PHASING . . . . . . . . . . 18 KEY CASE STUDIES . . . . . . . . 23 GREEN 12.15.07 3 HYDE PARK
  4. 4. Executive Summary The Proposal The residents of Hyde Park deserve access to well- Purpose paying jobs, and safe, green, open space. The park will include a light manufacturing facility, office space, The intention of this urban design proposal is to demonstration facilities and a building devoted to provide good jobs, enhance the environment, and job training and non-profit activities related to green generate vibrant community activity in Hyde Park. industries. Surrounding these facilities will be a large Guiding Principles green space offering a variety of potential outdoor activities for nearby residents. Green Jobs, Green Spaces, Great Streets Green standards will be applied to the project on every Hyde Park level. The site will offer the neighborhood a publicly recognizable identity as a hub of green activity in Los Hyde Park is a vibrant community located in the heart of Angeles. It could feasibly serve as a model facility to South Los Angeles. The neighborhood, a major site of illustrate the City’s goals to “green” LA, and as a vital the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles, has been chronically source of well-paying jobs with low barriers to entry for underserved by public entities and has suffered from local residents. insubstantial local economic investment and job creation In conjunction with the green industrial park, we activities. envision a surrounding ring of commercial activities Centrally-located within Hyde Park is a plot of industrial that will provide a buffer between the industrial and land surrounded by single-family residences. This site, residential uses in the site and also bring much needed the focuse of this proposal, is bounded by 5th to the east amenities to park employees and local residents. These and Van Ness to the west, and Hyde Park to the north and amenities could include a small local market that carries Southwest Drive to the south, and is cut diagonally by fresh produce, a local media outlet, and a bistro-style rarely used BNSF train tracks. Development in the area restaurant. is challenged by the close proximity of residential and industrial uses and lack of safety, among other critical issues. We propose a plan to transform the site’s under-utilized industrial parcels by creating a green industrial park. We envision a space that enhances the environment, provides quality, local employment and generates opportunities for community activity. GREEN 12.15.07 4 HYDE PARK
  5. 5. Major Elements Great Streets: • Traffic calming measures like speedbumps In approaching this site, designers had to rethink how the industrial and residential uses in this space could and street striping, and measures to improve constructively and safely coexist, and what design circulation of trucks and general traffic interventions could facilitate this improvement. • Walkable amenities will enhance the pedestrian Green Jobs: experience and provide much-needed services to employees and local residents • The park will capitalize on existing industrial space, creating high-wage jobs for workers in clean, green • Revitalization and development of commercial industries. buildings will act as a viable, neighborhood-serving buffer between the industrial and residential areas • Local retail outlets surrounding the park would serve the needs of the incoming businesses and • Improvements in streetscaping, including benches, local residents. lighting, street trees, and awnings Green Spaces: • Designers plan to re-open sightlines by reconnecting 2nd street and removing fencing around the perimeter of site. This will contribute to accessibility and safety • By creating more green, open space, much needed recreational opportunities will be generated for the area’s large populations of young and old people. • Designers hope to create green demonstration areas for education and training as it relates to sustainability, and secondary projects like a community garden and green roofs to further promote the mission of the park and enhance community benefits. GREEN 12.15.07 5 HYDE PARK
  6. 6. SITE ANALYSIS The site presents a range of challenges and opportunities. Major challenges include: • The close proximity of residential and industrial uses • Safety issues, especially gang activity • Fortress-like fencing closes off site lines • Industrial parcels are under-utilized • Large tracts of valuable land are occupied by surface parking • Lack of pedestrian amenities, especially access to healthy food Major opportunities include: • There are a large number of local homeowners who are invested in the neighborhood • There are a limited number of property owners of industrial plots: 13 industrial parcels are pre-assembled • Attractive, viable, historic building stock which is viable for rehabilitation • The area is well-served by public transit, and in close proximity to bus stops • There is significant community support for change, especially change that fuels the community’s expressed desires for better local jobs and safe, green, recreational spaces for young and old people. GREEN 12.15.07 6 HYDE PARK
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  8. 8. USER ANALYSIS The community of Hyde Park is struggling to overcome issues of poverty and low edu- cational attainment. Basic demographic analyses reinforce the need for green space and expanded job opportunities for young people. According to the 2000 Census Data procured from the Center for Neighborhood Knowl- edge, educational attainment in Hyde Park peaks just after high school. Of the total adult population in Hyde Park, 85 percent do not have a college degree. and elderly residents than the City-wide average, and an only slightly higher rate of male unemployment than the The median household income in Hyde Park as of the City-wide average. 2000 Census was $31,547. Over half of the households in Hyde Park make $35,000 or less, and over 46 percent Hyde Park also has a significant set of assets upon which of Hyde Park households make less than $25,000 per year. it can build. The community has a large population of The Hyde Park area has a higher proportion of young homeowners (42%), a large under-utilized labor pool, and surprisingly significant purchasing power. In ad- dition, the neighborhood is home to several active and well-informed community groups working to imple- ment positive changes in the neighborhood. GREEN 12.15.07 8 HYDE PARK
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  11. 11. PLAN FRAMEWORK Mission: Elements: We envision a space that enhances the environment, Green Industrial Park: The park will provide a provides local employment, and generates opportunities competitive edge for the community, connect well with for community activity. the City’s strong commitment to going quot;greenquot;, and blend well with public open space and residential The right of way we selected is centrally located in Hyde Park. There is a mix of land uses within close proximity Green Job Training Center: The job-training center will to one another, but which don’t coexist well together. provide classes, community demonstrations of green Our site proposal focused on ways we could keep the technologies, and be used as a public gathering facility mix of uses and improve their relationship to one another thereby enhancing the neighborhood. Creation of Green Space: Open, green space will create a recreational, gathering place for the surrounding In order to integrate the mix of uses –industrial, neighborhood and open up the site lines which will improve commercial, and residential, we propose maintaining safety the industrial space through the creation of a green Extend 2nd Street: Reconnecting the grid will provide industrial park in order to generate jobs for the open site lines and make the site more accessible from community. With the movement toward clean both neighborhoods technologies and green manufacturing, we envision industry that can generate jobs for the community within Remove the fencing and gates: Opening up the space this up and coming sector, while thriving next to green will enhance the safety and increase ‘eyes on the street’ park space and residential neighborhoods. Neighborhood Retail: Local retail that serves the The parcels surrounding the right of way are primarily neighborhood with basic amenities such as a market, zoned for commercial use and can provide a buffer video/bookstore, café, and restaurant will increase foot- between the industry and residential land uses as well as traffic and benefit the industrial businesses provide neighborhood amenities. In summary, we envision a site where industrial, commercial, green open space, and residential land uses coexist well together. By achieving a balanced, functional mix of uses, this site can be a center of vibrant activity and create a distinct identity for the Hyde Park community. GREEN 12.15.07 11 HYDE PARK
  12. 12. Principles: We have summarized our design ideas into three main principles – Green Jobs, Green Space, and Great Streets. Green Jobs prioritizes keeping the industrial land-use of the site while making its proximity to residential uses more palatable. In order to benefit the community, we hope to create a non-toxic, green manufacturing space that: -capitalizes on existing industrial space with high-wage jobs and training for the community, -and creates economic development opportunities in growing green manufacturing sector. Green Space provides open, recreational space for the Great Streets reveals the vibrancy that can be created community, an amenity that is sorely lacking in Hyde through streetscape improvements. Our site design Park. This principle represents the community-oriented looks to the streets to: aspects of the site design which seek to: -create a vibrant, mixed-use environment, -reconnect neighborhoods, -create a commercial/retail buffer that benefits the -provide open space with activities for youth and elderly, neighborhood and green industry, -showcase sustainability and educate the public through -and promote safety through streetscape design and demonstration spaces. activity. GREEN 12.15.07 12 HYDE PARK
  13. 13. HYDE PARK Final Site Proposal 1 P GREEN JOBS :: capitalize on existing industrial space with high wage jobs and training for H community create economic development opportunities in growing green sector A S 2 GREEN SPACES :: I Reconnect neighborhoods provide open space with activities for youth and elderly showcase sustainability N and educate with public demonstration spaces 3 GREAT STREETS :: G Creation of a vibrant mixed use environment commercial retail buffer that benefits the neigborhood and industry promote safety throught streetscape design and activity HYDEPARK deb helt. bryan lobel. georgia sheridan. elizabeth stewart. sibin fan. susan wong. GREEN 12.15.07 13 HYDE PARK
  14. 14. Urban Design Concept Land Use Basic Elements Because industrial land is valuable in Los Angeles, - Remove the fences, walls, razor wire, and fortress we decided not to remove industrial land, but rather to architecture that barricade the industrial land – creating encourage green and “clean” industrial uses to keep and a visual and physical barrier between the north and create jobs in the area. Thus, we only changed some of south neighborhoods. the industrial space into open space – with the idea that - Open and green the industrial strip, creating a park the open space will compliment the green industry with with walking trails, play areas, barbeque and picnic innovative and cutting edge green landscaping. tables, public art and chess tables, community garden, Additionally, we propose changing the land use on the and spaces that serve other recreational needs and allow south side of Southwest Boulelvard and north side of for a community gathering space. Hyde Park Boulevard to serve as a commercial buffer - Knock down one industrial building and reconnect between the industrial and residential land uses. 2nd Avenue, allowing other alleys and trails to create greater access and connection between long-divided neighborhoods. - Streetscaping and façade improvements throughout the area, improving upon the attractive, albeit rundown, industrial building stock that exists. - Softening the edge between the industrial buildings and the open space through the use of xersicaping (resource efficient and native landscaping), green walls, and other design interventions to create an attractive blending of green industry and green open space for an interactive industrial park experience that serves local community needs, while showcasing green technology that is developing in the industrial buildings. GREEN 12.15.07 14 HYDE PARK
  15. 15. 2. Green Spaces 1. Green Jobs + Green Industry Our master plan shows designated areas of Our design interventions focus on softening the recreational activity for the green industrial park. harsh edge between the industry and the park, and The before and after photographs show possible the industry and the residential neighborhood. entrances to the park at the intersection of 2nd The before and after photos show façade Avenue and Hyde Park. The photographs show improvements, renovation of existing buildings, possible design ideas for park benches, public art, and the removal and greening of physical barriers chess tables, etc. such as walls and gates with razor wire. 1 2 green green JOBS SPACES B B B B BEFORE/AFTER BEFORE/AFTER ---- ---- GREENING RR SOUTHWEST TRACKS + 2ND BOULEVARD HYDEPARK HYDEPARK deb helt. bryan lobel. georgia sheridan. elizabeth stewart. sibin fan. susan wong. deb helt. bryan lobel. georgia sheridan. elizabeth stewart. sibin fan. susan wong. GREEN 12.15.07 15 HYDE PARK
  16. 16. 3. Great Streets. Our circulation map shows the new access point of 2nd Avenue, as well as a truck turnaround area for loading, which would come off of Van Ness and filter onto Southwest Boulevard to limit the impact of large trucks on the residential areas. The maps also show the placement of crosswalks, which are much needed to slow traffic and create a pedestrian friendly street network. Our photos and images show streetscaping ideas to include crosswalks, pedestrian lighting, street furniture, and commercial amenities to add eyes on the street and vibrancy to the area, while again serving as a buffer between industry and residential. BEFORE/AFTER 3 great ---- OPEN 2ND STREETS STREET S. VAN NESS AVE VD BL RK E PA 2ND AVE ARLINGTON HYD B 3RD AVE 4TH AVE 62ND STREET 62ND STREET B B 5TH AVE N 64TH STREET S. VAN NESS AVE ARLINGTON B VD T BL 2ND AVE WES UTH 3RD AVE SO 4TH AVE BEFORE/AFTER ---- HYDE PARK BOULEVARD HYDEPARK deb helt. bryan lobel. georgia sheridan. elizabeth stewart. sibin fan. susan wong. GREEN 12.15.07 16 HYDE PARK
  17. 17. Implementation Benefits of the Project The project goals for the Hyde Park Green Industrial • Cost savings Park are: • Reachable benchmarks • Job Creation • Increased Tax Revenue • Additional private resources and personnel for constrained public resources; • New Business Opportunities in Untapped Markets • Access to land with well-served infrastructure and • Environmental or aesthetic quality availability for redevelopment Potential Project Partners • Financial return on under-utilized or used property For a project of this size with so many elements involve, • Community and environmental stewardship there are a number of potential project partners that can participate in this partnership. These partners include the • Prevention or elimination of blight Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, Community Stakeholders, Private Developers, and a Community Development Corporation such as West Angeles CDC. Strategy These project partners will be involved at various stages Public/Private Partnership of the implementation process and will contribute different resources and time towards the project all of which We envision the implementation of our proposal as are important components to the project’s completion a public/private partnership. The scope of work for and success. our proposal requires political support, community stakeholder involvement, and a mutually benefiting partnership between public and private entities. There are numerous benefits to establishing a public/private partnership, including: GREEN 12.15.07 17 HYDE PARK
  18. 18. Phasing Phase 1 Short Term Projects 5. Targeted Neighborhood Initiative: Convince In order to make some immediate impacts for local Council Office or Mayors Office to establish a residents, we identified some short term projects that Targeted Neighborhood Initiative in the Hyde Park make a visual impact in the area but do not require large area. This initiative gives residents in disadvantaged amount of funding to implement. neighborhoods the resources to implement community 1. Bus Stop Improvements – The project area is served improvement programs under the condition that they by at least three MTA lines that currently have no amenities take responsibility for maintaining and sustaining at the existing stops. the programs themselves. The program includes a comprehensive and targeted effort from the City, LAPD, Types of Improvement: Bus Shelters, Benches, Trash Building and Safety, Bureau of Sanitation for Bulky Item Cans, Pedestrian Lighting, Signage Clean Up and Graffiti Removal. Although, this initiative reaches beyond our project area, the implications of 2. Community Garden - Creating a community garden would have a major impact on the project, as these at the site would begin to bring community members to improvements could help bring in additional the site on a regular basis. There are local organizations investment dollars. that assist communities with the temporary land lease, the implementation, and the training to maintain The completion of these projects makes a visual impact community gardens, namely the Los Angeles Community in the area and also is consistent with the larger scope of Garden Council and the UC Cooperative Extension’s the proposed project. Common Ground Garden Program. Funding Sources – MTA Call for Projects, Neighborhood 3. Streetscape Improvements – Matching Grant from the Board of Public Works, Types of Improvements: Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Community Coordinated street trees, furniture, signage, sidewalk Garden Council, CDBG Funds. and street repaving. MTA Call for Projects – Funding Uses 4. Traffic Calming Measures – The amount of traffic that cuts through Southwest and Hyde Park Boulevard at 1. Transportation Enhancement Activities (TEA) that high speeds, does not contribute to a pedestrian friendly improves the interface between transportation systems environment. Traffic calming measures in this area and their users and/or improves environmental/ would create a safer environment for local residents. community linkages. Types of Improvements: Stop Signs, speed humps, landscaped medians, pedestrian crossing signals. GREEN 12.15.07 18 HYDE PARK
  19. 19. Phase 3 Brownfields Site Clean Up 2. Pedestrian improvements that promote walking as a viable form of utilitarian travel, pedestrian safety Before construction on the site can occur, the site needs enhancements, and an integral link within the overall toxic remediation. The entire site, a railroad yard, would transportation system. require assessment and clean up. 3. Signal synchronization and bus speed Funding for Phase 2 and 3 - Brownfields Economic improvements on arterial streets, including other low Development Initiative, Section 108 Funds, Community cost measures to improve traffic flow on regionally Development Block Grants significant major arterials. Eligible Activities for CDBG/Section 108/BEDI Funding Neighborhood Matching Grants - Funding Uses -Economic Development The Community Beautification Grant, a competitive annual matching grant of up to $10,000 is awarded -Land Acquisition to community groups to fund neighborhood beautification projects. The grant program is -Site Preparation and Assessment administered by the City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, and Office of Community Beautification. -Demolition and Clearance of Property Remediation -Acquisition and Construction of Public Facilities Phase 2 Land Acquisition and Assembly -Rehabilitation of Public Real Property CDBG Funding must meet one of the program’s following Our project proposal rests on land acquisition and national objectives land assembly. The acquisition of such a large parcel of land would require the efforts of both public and 1. Benefit low and moderate income persons private entities to purchase, land swap and even use eminent domain for certain under-utilized parcels 2. Prevent or eliminate slums or blight in order to assemble the land. Establishing a LAND TRUST in order to compile this large tract of land 3. Address conditions that present a serious and would allow both private and public partners to work immediate threat to the health and safety of the towards the end result. The land bank would limit community. public knowledge of the land acquisition process and stop the increase of land prices. Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program Supports economic development projects, local governments can use Section 108 Loan Guarantees. GREEN 12.15.07 19 HYDE PARK
  20. 20. Phase 4 Acquire Additional Parcels for 1. Provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, public facilities and Commercial Development large scale physical development projects and other brownfields redevelopment activities. If possible, the next phase would focus on acquiring other key parcels surrounding the industrial project 2. Must meet the basic requirements of the CDBG area/green space. These properties would serve as program. neighborhood and industrial amenities such as coffee shops, restaurants, and small stores. They also serve 3. Can apply at any time on a noncompetitive basis as the buffer between the industrial use and neighborhood for Section 108 loan guarantees. The Section 108 homes in the community. In addition, these Program requires local governments to pledge commercial/retail uses bring additional foot traffic to the area. annual CDBG funds along with additional security as collateral for the loan guarantee. 4. Eligible applicants may apply for up to five times Phase 5 Infrastructure Improvements their CDBG entitlement amount, minus any outstanding Section 108 commitments and or The conversion of this space will require significant principal balances on section 108 loans. infrastructure improvements. Types of Improvements: Brownfields Economic Development Initiative Preparation of site, underground utilities, resurfacing streets curbs, and creating driveways The BEDI provides communities with funds for the clean up and economic redevelopment of brownfields. BEDI Funding Phase 4 and 5 – EDA Funds and Enterprise/ funds are used to support and enhance the financial Empowerment Zone viability of projects assisted with Section 108 loan guarantee funds by helping ensure that the project is Economic Development Administration offers funding financially successful and able to repay the related 108 from the Economic Adjustment Assistance Program and loan guarantee. BEDI grant funds may be used for any Public Works and Economic Development Program whose eligible activity under the Section 108 program including funds are flexible so long as the outcome of the project property acquisition, economic development, public provides communities with economic development facilities and program related activities. opportunities. Economic Development Administration - Economic Adjustment Assistance Program The Economic Adjustment Assistance Program provides a wide range of technical, planning, and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic GREEN 12.15.07 20 HYDE PARK
  21. 21. changes that may occur suddenly or over time. This EZs and ECs offer significant economic incentives that program is designed to respond flexibly to pressing may be used for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment. economic recovery issues and is well-suited to 1. Federal grant funds are available for brownfields help address challenges faced by U.S. regions and redevelopment activities. communities. 2. Brownfields located in EZs and ECs are eligible for Economic Development Administration - Public Works the Brownfields Tax Incentive. The tax incentive and Economic Development Program reduces the cost of cleaning up of contaminated, Public Works and Economic Development investments abandoned sites, in economically distressed areas help support the construction or rehabilitation of by permitting clean up costs to be immediately essential public infrastructure and facilities necessary to deducted for tax purposes, rather than require the generate or retain private sector jobs and investments, expense to be capitalized. attract private sector capital, and promote regional 3. Businesses locating EZs and ECs can also take competitiveness, including investments that expand and advantage of tax exempt bond financing, Section upgrade infrastructure to attract new industry, support 179 Expensing, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit technology-led development, redevelop brownfield sites and the Welfare to Work Tax Credit. and provide eco-industrial development. Renewal Communities, Empowerment Zones (EZ) and Enterprise Communities (EC) Phase 6 Coordinated Site Design and Community Design Overlay and Streetscape Enterprise and Empowerment Zones provide local economic incentives for both clean up and Improvement Plan redevelopment for sustainable community economic development initiative. The entire project area is The design of the project, the surrounding streetscape located in an empowerment zone. The developer could improvements, and the commercial development should potentially receive $10 million in economic incentives. have a consistent look and feel that are complimentary to the surrounding neighborhood as well as to each other. In Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities All design should be coordinated in order to reflect the residents are working together to create economic uniqueness of the industry at this location as well as the opportunities for their neighborhoods and to build identity of the community. public/private partnerships for sustainable community development. The Design Guidelines need to be created with Stakeholders, Developers, and Council Office participation in order to Many EZs and ECs identified brownfields redevelopment have standards that are cost effective and aesthetically as a critical element of their local revitalization strategy. attractive. GREEN 12.15.07 21 HYDE PARK
  22. 22. Phase 7 Construction and Landscaping Air Quality The construction of the open space and the building Previous bonds have included funds to improve air quality, stock can have different timelines. There are several namely for diesel emission reduction incentive programs. sources of funding available for parks in urban areas. Proposition 84 does not include any funds specifically for Funding: Prop 84, Prop K, prop O, Prop 40, Prop 12. air quality programs. However, funds available to promote conservation in local planning and for urban greening projects State Proposition 84 –The Safe Drinking Water, Water could have air quality benefits. In addition, Proposition 1B Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal (the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Protection Bond Act of 2006 Port Security Bond Act of 2006) includes $1.2 billion for air quality improvements. The $5.4 billion bond measure provides critically needed funds to ensure the availability of safe drinking water, Prop K – LA for Kids improve local water supply reliability, strengthen flood protection, and preserve California’s natural landscapes, The Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program including parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, bays, ocean and (RCFP) is responsible for the acquisition, development, coastline. improvements, restoration, and maintenance of City parks, open spaces, recreation, and community facilities Sustainable Communities and Climate Change and other youth related projects. A majority of the Reduction funding is through Proposition K, an annual real property • Local and regional parks. tax assessment on City residents over a 30-year period. • Urban water and energy conservation projects. The Program’s primary purpose is to combat the inadequacies and decay of the City’s youth infrastructure, • Incentives for conservation in local planning. which has resulted in serious unmet needs for park, recreation, childcare, and community facilities. As a result, this program performs such services as Parks and Natural Education Facilities feasibility studies, site and building design, construction • State park system—acquisition, development, and documents (plans and specifications), construction/ restoration. project estimating, bid and award services, and construction and project management for both new and • Nature education and research facilities. existing facilities. Services are performed using City personnel, or through consultants managed by City staff. In summary, the Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program participates in the decision-making process GREEN 12.15.07 22 HYDE PARK
  23. 23. for both City owned, and non-City owned recreational • Office and light manufacturing facilities. Funding for Specified Projects is designated in o Tenants include: the original Proposition K ballot measure, as approved by the voters of the City of Los Angeles, as well as through Energy Conservatory: firm that a biennial open and competitive Call for Projects process. manufactures and sells diagnostic tools to measure building performance issues Phase 8 Maintenance and Operation Techfluent: IT system and network integration company The final phase of implementation is maintenance and operations. The developer must seek a tenant within the Interior Tropicals, Inc.: Interier green industry to lease the space. In determining the landscaping company developer and leasing businesses, a Community Benefits Agreement would be required for the both the developer And 7 non-profits including fundraising and leasing businesses to provide local jobs, prevailing consultants, technical assistance to wages and maintenance agreements. supportive housing groups, promoters of sustainable development for Midwest • PEEC named one of Top Ten Green Buildings Key Case Studies of 2000 by American Institute of Architects, also a pilot site for U.S. Green Building The following case studies provide some insight to the Council LEED rating system, awarded cutting proposed project. These two examples are located in edge project of the year by City Business urban areas and integrate a mix of light industrial and Magazine other uses. Also, both are examples of clean industrial manufacturing. Civano Industrial Eco-Park (Economic revitalization, CORE Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center: (RELEVANT EXAMPLE CONCEPT GREEN BUSINESS COLLABORATION) still in FOR LAND USE) development… • 2801 21st Avenue South, $6 million • CORE CONCEPT: Civano seeks to bring together construction costs businesses with certain core capabilities to share resources • 64,000 sq. ft., Generated 140 jobs o Ie. makers of electric vehicles, circuit boards, steel fabricatorsdesign firms. • Constructed on an inner-city Brownfields site GREEN 12.15.07 23 HYDE PARK
  24. 24. o Point is that they SHARE RESOURCES like • Local University and Community College have transportation and water treatment campuses nearby, both have sustainable • Project received $600,000 loan from State of AZ technologies programs and both have expressed Department of Commerce interest in SATELLITE CAMPUS. IMPLEMENTATION partners + agencies 1 Community Redevelopment Agency, Community identify for sale Development Corporation, City of Los Angeles, properties Private Developer, LANI, HOPE, Neighborhood Councils strategies + alternatives 2 purchase Public + Private Partnership, Land Assembly, underutilized Land Swap, Site Acquisition, Community Design Overlay, Targeted Neighborhood Initiative parcels funding sources 3 assemble parcels Community Development Block Grants, Enter- prise + Empowerment Zone, Section 108 Funds, + acquire land Brownfields Economic Development Initiative, Economic Development Administration Funds projects to learn from 4 rezone + establish Oakland Green Jobs Corps + GRID Alternatives, commercial design The Green Institute Phillips Eco Center in Minneapolis, Franklin Industrial Eco-Park in Youngs- overlay ville, NC, Civano Industrial Eco-Park in Tucson, AZ HYDEPARK deb helt. bryan lobel. georgia sheridan. elizabeth stewart. sibin fan. susan wong. GREEN 12.15.07 24 HYDE PARK