Park 101 will enhance the Downtown community by connecting fragmented districts, especially at a time when the area is experiencing exciting new growth and development. The benefits include enhancing connections between key communities north of the 101 Freeway, such as Chinatown, Union Station, and El Pueblo to the rest of Downtown Los Angeles that’s south of the 101 Freeway, including Little Tokyo, the Financial District, City Hall, and key museums, theatres, and music venues on Grand Avenue. These connections would improve transit accessibility, livability, and walkability, vastly improving the health and livelihood of the community.
Park 101 would provide the urban landscape of Downtown Los Angeles with an open green space that will provide recreational resources, potentially free programming, and activities to families, residents, businesses, employees, and tourists alike. It may also provide growth opportunities and jobs for the local economy by creating new land available for development, as well as enhance the value of surrounding properties.