CITY HALL — The City Council last week pushed forward with plans for a pedestrian walkway that will link a number of the city's downtown civic buildings to Brand Boulevard across from the Americana at Brand.
Council members approved design work done to date and instructed staffers to continue the work.
The paseo — which has been a concept for nearly a decade — will create a pedestrian connector between the new Adult Recreation Center, Central Park, a revamped Central Library and Brand Boulevard. The project will also include the reconfiguration of the alley and parking lot between Central Park and the east side of Brand Boulevard.
City officials have said the roughly $2-million project, to be financed with a $29-million redevelopment bond approved by the City Council last year, will help fulfill a longtime goal of connecting the downtown area's civic and retail centers.