The $14.7 million Central
Avenue Constituent Services Center will include the first "green" roof on a municipal building in the City of Los Angeles, that will be open to the public
. The irrigation system
powered by rainwater; solar panels that automatically track the arc of
the sun and a pond.
The one-acre complex, after seven years of development and planning, includes a 1,500 square-foot community center and an adjoining 7,500 square-foot city services center. It's the latest in a growing list of projects to open on the storied Central Avenue.
"This is an urban park that just happens to have a building on it," City Engineer Gary Lee Moore told the LA Times Scott Gold. "You don't want it to be a fortress. All public buildings should
be welcoming and inviting."
The facility was designed by Beverly Hills architect Paul Murdoch.