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See LA's plans for City Hall Park, Occupy LA's old home



The three options Department of Recreation and Parks officials are shopping around.
The three options Department of Recreation and Parks officials are shopping around.
Images courtesy Department of Recreation and Parks
The three options Department of Recreation and Parks officials are shopping around.
That's bare ground underneath the stuff left behind after police raided the camp.
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Seemingly in line with the collaborative spirit of what was the Occupy LA encampment at City Hall, the city is presenting refurbishment options to the downtown community and trying to make what was once mostly a plain patch of grass better than ever. The plans are available on a Department of Recreation and Parks site labeled the "Restoration of City Hall Park."

It has already presented a set of three options to the Downtown Neighborhood Council, and according to the L.A. Times, the second choice is in the lead. That option would replace some of the grassy area with drought-tolerant plants, but maintain some room for public events.

You might recall that there was a lot of chatter about how much money it was going to cost to refurbish the lawn after a nearly two-month-long stay by Occupy LA protesters left it in tatters. The number the city settled on was big. Also, it pondered suing protesters to recoup that big number. Blogdowntown reports that the options would range from $350,000 to $1 million to execute.

Also, Blogdowntown reports the city wants to make this happen by March.

This post has been updated.

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