Finalists Chosen
for Silver Lake Reservoir
Master Plan

Plans To Make The Reservoir a “Community Gathering Place”

Silver Lake Reservoir

Original Article Credit:  Elijah Chiland For Curbed LA

Plans to craft a revised vision for the Silver Lake Reservoir took a step forward this week, with the selection of three firms as finalists to create a master plan for the site.

The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering announced Tuesday that the three landscape architecture firms chosen are Agence Ter, Hargreaves Associates, and Perkins Eastman.

Each competitor will discuss their qualifications for designing the project with the public at a town hall meeting in Silver Lake on December 4.

The new plan will guide redevelopment of the reservoir complex as it transfers from an emergency drinking water storage site to a community space.Silver Lake Reservoir

A master plan for Silver Lake, and the neighboring Ivanhoe Reservoir, was last adopted in 2000, before the two reservoirs were removed from LA’s water supply network. It guided the installation of walking trails around the complex and the opening of the Silver Lake Meadow in 2011.

Now local officials aim to expand on that plan, maximizing the reservoir’s potential as a public resource and “community gathering place,” according to a statement from the engineering bureau.

The three international firms chosen have all completed or are working on high-profile projects in the LA area.

 

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