L.A. River walkway project about to begin after many delays
After years of delays, construction finally is set to begin next week on a long-awaited pathway along the Glendale portion of the Los Angeles River.
Discussed for the past decade, the so-called Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project received concept design approval from the City Council in 2006, but in recent years has met a number of roadblocks.
Those roadblocks ranged from a funding freeze during a previous state budget crisis to the sluggish approval process at a variety of public agencies that have jurisdiction along the Los Angeles River channel. But the bulk of the delay for the planned $1.6-million walkway stemmed from protracted negotiations with DreamWorks to gain access to a 15-foot strip of land along the studio's border.
--Melaine Hicken, Glendale News-Press/Times Community News
Photo: Area along Los Angeles River for new Riverwalk project. Credit: Times Community News