One of the most anticipated projects in Downtown is the potential redesign of Pershing Square. This week, area residents and workers can learn the latest and offer their opinions on what should happen in the park in the heart of the Financial District.
Fourteenth District City Councilman José Huizar is hosting three public meetings with the Pershing Square Task Force to get input on how the park should be improved.
The first is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 a.m. at Perch restaurant, at 448 S. Hill St.; the second is slated for Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel at 506 S. Grand Ave.; the final meeting will take place Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Pacific Room on 526 W. Sixth St.
More meetings focusing on potential programming and design will take place in January and March.
Though Huizar and many Downtown residents want changes to come to Pershing Square, it is unclear where the money will come from.
Anschutz Entertainment Group in February pledged $700,000 in seed money for improvements. That money, however, was contingent on AEG’s plans for a Downtown NFL stadium, the future of which has been thrown into question.