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City Panel Wants to Delay Next Steps for LAPD's Parker Center

Detail of the new Police Administration Building that replaced the Parker Center | Photo by Alberto Cueto via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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Although one city council committee recommended it for approval last week, another panel yesterday sought to delay a decision on setting a timeline for the future of LAPD's famed Parker Center building, recently vacated for the new Police Administration Building a couple blocks away. An Environmental Impact Report is currently in process to look into all options--destroy, keep, give it a historical designation?--but Councilman Greig Smith wants to put the $1 million report to rest, at least for a year, citing budget concerns, according to Eric Richardson at blogdowntown.

On yesterday's post about last week's meeting on the Parker Center, one reader asked what the Los Angeles Conservancy thinks. "We're excited the city is doing a study and look forward to participating in the study," Cindy Olnick, the organization's spokesperson, told LAist.