A massive stormwater improvement project at Penmar Park in Venice is on target for completion in early 2013, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
A spokesperson for the department told City Councilman Bill Rosendahl’s office that crews are in the final stages and that the area is starting to look like a park once again.
The $14 million Proposition O project is intended to clean stormwater runoff that flows to Venice Beach. The project has created 30 jobs, a Rosendahl spokesperson said.
“The soil has been back-filled but the fence is being maintained to allow for the top soil to settle and the new vegetation to take,” said department spokesperson Michelle Vargas.  “As that transpires, we will work on the finishing touches of the project with more electrical and mechanical work.”
Vargas said that crews are still working to make storm drain connections along Rose Avenue at Frederick Street. The department plans to clear the street by the end of October or early November, she said.
Information, the project hotline at (213) 978-0317.

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