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Use Figueroa between Downtown and Exposition Park? Plans are Afoot to Improve the Street

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A city redevelopment project to improve 3.5 miles of Figueroa Street in the downtown area is its beginning stages. It's purpose is to study how people use the street, which is home to the busiest Metro station, L.A. Live, USC and Exposition Park. In the end, how can improvements better support quality of life, economic development and mobility, especially pedestrians and bicycles, and link the communities together?

The $30 million project is funded by a Proposition 1c grant.

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The city is seeking public comment on the issue next month at two public meetings. The project is relatively new and is in the process of launching a blog. A Facebook page and Twitter account are already in play. Meeting details are below.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
St. Vincent School (Auditorium)
2333 S. Figueroa Street

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
7th+Fig (Middle Level, Adjacent to 7th+Fig Art Space)
735 S. Figueroa Street
This meeting will also be webcast at www.myfigueroa.com