LA County unveils plans to divide Marina del Rey into distinct districts


From the LATimes, by Matt Stevens, February 25, 2014:

The county this month unveiled a much more ambitious blueprint that would divide Marina del Rey into distinct districts.

One area, on the northeast end, would focus on visitors and tourists with new nightclubs and restaurants. The design emphasizes second-story and rooftop public spaces with views of the water. A new civic center on the site now occupied by the library would consolidate the visitor's center, harbor administration offices and library into one central building.

The overarching goal is to make the marina more walkable, especially along the water. The marina is now dotted by large parking lots and it's difficult to walk the perimeter of the waterway. Officials want to widen existing promenades and look for ways to better connect the area's various walkways along the water.

"I call it the crown jewel of L.A. County that really needs polishing," county Supervisor Don Knabe said. 'The ultimate goal has always been … to have a boardwalk entirely around the water."

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