CITY HALL — The City Council has approved plans for a new park in south Glendale as city officials await news on a pending grant application for the funding.
Costa Mesa-based firm David Volz Design has already crafted plans for the proposed Maryland Avenue Mini-Park, which would be on a half-acre lot within the East Garfield neighborhood bordered by Glendale Avenue, Brand Boulevard, Chevy Chase Drive and Maple Street.
The $1.6-million park is part of the larger East Garfield Neighborhood Revitalization Project, which includes a new 30-unit affordable housing development, Garfield Gardens, and more than $1 million in public infrastructure and beautification improvements.
The City Council last week voted to amend the city's contract with David Volz Design by $208,890 so the firm can complete the additional design and draft construction documents to make the project shovel-ready.
Officials are awaiting the results of the city's $2-million grant application for a portion of a $184-million state funding pool meant to support the development of open space for underserved communities. The funds come from a $5.4-billion bond California approved by voters in 2006.