Thanks to all the people who attended our first set of meetings! Councilmember Jose Huizar's Pershing Square Task Force held a series of three meetings in November as well as conducted an online survey to see how DTLA stakeholders feel about Pershing Square and how they'd like to use the space in the future. We asked you to reveal the good, the bad and the ugly!
We had over 300 responses to the questions we asked and we've compiled that data below. We've also included some of the many comments we heard about what's good, what's bad and what should be changed about Pershing Square. Check out the last slide to see our thoughts about the feedback we received. There is obviously a lot of changes that need to take place to ensure that Pershing Square lives up to it's potential but we're eager and excited to have engaged in the first steps!
Stay tuned for a next series of community meetings this Spring!
Gensler Los Angeles has created "A Pioneering Perspective on Pershing Square" after conducting numerous studies and research on what the Downtown LA community wants next for Pershing Square. Although not quite a park, Downtown LA residents have expressed an interest in having more green space to relax and enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather amidst all the hustle and bustle of Downtown. Here, Gensler LA has combined the most popular requests as well as included what Pershing Square has been for the people of Los Angeles and the direction it is headed.
"The primary goal of the Gensler Los Angeles team was to challenge preconceptions and misconceptions about the role of public open space and what it can be in totality. Over the course of the past year, our Town Square team sought to create an active, participatory design process, tailored to Pershing Square’s local community and unique space. With Pershing Square as a test site, an attempt to establish the rules of the game and a neutral process that is customizable, yet strategically specific enough to yield a custom-tailored Town Square to any community."
read more of what Genlser LA has in store here: http://www.gensleron.com/cities/2013/8/27/a-pioneering-perspective-on-pershing-square.html