'Pocket park' under construction in Chinatown

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Construction has begun on a new pocket park in Chinatown. The new park will be on a half-acre lot.

The L-shaped lot is located behind the Chinatown Library. Because the lot is on a hillside, the park will have multiple terrace levels featuring seating, landscaping and shade structures.

Planning for the park at Yale and Ord Street began in 2010, when the project was awarded $5 million in state funds.

That money, from Proposition 84, will only cover part of the costs. The final cost is expected to be $8.5 million. The remaining money will come from city and county funds.

The City of Los Angeles purchased the park site in 2017.