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Action: Repurpose single-use spaces, such as power-line easements, rail rights-of-way, or flood infrastructure, to serve multiple functions such as multi-use trails or habitat, and prioritize spaces that are in high and very high park need areas.

With little vacant land and relatively high property values and construction costs, LA County cannot afford to have spaces that serve only a single purpose.

Multiple uses of space are necessary to ensure benefits outweigh costs.

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specific, tangible ways to reach the goal

  • Develop master agreements with utilities for easements to maximize use of ground space under overhead or above buried utility lines for parks, open space, and trails, and prioritize agreements in high and very high park need areas.
  • Discuss options to create multi-use space with private rail companies.
  • Foster opportunities for urban agriculture to encourage access to local healthy foods.
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