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Motorpool Construction Moving on Up

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 03:02PM
LAPD Motorpool Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Framing is erected for a concrete pour on the LAPD Motorpool.

It was only back in February that the LAPD Motorpool site on Main street was cleared with the demolition of M.J. Higgins Gallery, but framing work for the new garage is now visible above the surrounding fence. The 28,000 square foot facility replaces the existing Motor Transport Division site on 1st street.

The site will hold the Main Street Parking facility, a six-level parking garage, and the Motor Transport Division, the LAPD group charged with keeping the department's vehicle fleet in good condition.

The use of the site for this purpose has been a highly controversial topic, perhaps even more so than the siting for the LAPD headquarters itself.

Previously: Fancy Parking Garage Still Parking Garage (Aug. 2005); A Different Image of LAPD Motorpool (Aug. 2005); Higgins Takedown (Feb. 2008)


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