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Malibu approves Legacy Park project

August 12, 2009 5:00:16 AM PDT
A new multi-million dollar park, dubbed an "environmental cleaning machine," will soon be coming to Malibu.The Malibu City Council signed off on a $6.3 million construction contract Monday for the Legacy Park Stormwater and Environmental Restoration Project.

The council unanimously awarded the contract to LH Engineering Company, Inc.

The park will be the centerpiece of a $50 million-plus commitment to clean water. It will transform 15 acres in the middle of the city into a central park that planners say will capture, clean, and disinfect more than 2 million gallons of stormwater and urban-runoff a day.

"The City of Malibu is excited to get this vital clean-water project under way so that children and adults can soon enjoy the health and recreational benefits of additional open space and a clean ocean," said Malibu Mayor Andy Stern.

The council's move should provide for a September groundbreaking, with construction scheduled to be completed by October 2010.

City News Service contributed to this story.

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