Space 134


Space 134 is a vision plan and “proof-of-concept” study for a 25-acre “freeway cap park” over and adjacent to the 134 Freeway between Central Avenue and Glendale Avenue. Envisioned to extend nearly a full mile and cover almost 25 acres over freeway trench, the Space 134 park would re-connect the community to the city’s civic, cultural, and business core with public open space and pedestrian- and bike-friendly trails. The 5-acre first phase surrounded by downtown Glendale’s class-A office towers, was also designed to serve as both a public plaza and a transit hub for future Brand Boulevard Streetcar and NoHo-Pasadena Bus Rapid Transit. Equally important, Space 134 would physically heal the divide between north and south Glendale created when the freeway construction destroyed neighborhoods in the late 1960s.

The project was entirely funded by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) through Compass Blueprint Grants.

The Space 134 Vision Plan, prepared by Melendrez (now RELM), is available online at

Alan Loomis was the City of Glendale’s Team Leader for Space 134 project.


2016 ASLA Southern California Merit Award

2014 APA / Los Angeles Urban Design Award of Merit

2013 Westside Urban Forum Design Award


Goodbye Highways” Landscape Architecture [February 7, 2017]

These are the developing stories from 2016 we’ll continue to follow this year” Glendale News-Press [January 3, 2017]

RADIO: Glendale considers building a park over the 134 freeway” AirTalk on KPCC 89.3fm [March 28, 2016]

Glendale to study possibility of building a ‘cap park’ over Ventura (134) Freeway” Glendale News Press [March 24, 2016]

Op Ed: Freeway Cap Parks can be L.A.s Highline” Los Angeles Times [March 25, 2016]

Glendale to study possibility of building a ‘cap park’ over Ventura (134) Freeway” Glendale News Press [March 24, 2016]

RADIO: A park on top of a freeway? The plans for Glendale’s Space 134” Take Two on KPCC 89.3fm [March 15, 2016]

VIDEO: Glendale City Council hopes to build 24-acre park over 134 Freeway” ABC 7 [March 10, 2016]

More details on Glendale’s “freeway cap park” emerge” [March 9, 2016]

Exploring Glendale’s Proposed Freeway Cap Park” Urbanize.LA [March 7, 2016]

A Look at the Proposed Plans for Glendale’s Freeway Cap Park” Timeout Los Angeles [March 7, 2016]

Take a Look at Glendale’s Plans For a Park on Top of the 134 Freeway” Curbed Los Angeles [March 7, 2016]

Deep in the heart of Texas, Glendale searches for inspiration for proposed park over Ventura Freeway” Glendale News Press [March 4, 2016]

VIDEO: Plan to Cap Los Angeles Freeways With Parks a ‘Chance to Mend Cities’ Backers Say” NBC4 News [February 5, 2015]

“Op Ed: ‘Capping’ freeways may be a way to provide more open space in L.A.” Los Angeles Times [December 15, 2014]

Building a park over 134 Freeway? Glendale supports proposal” Los Angeles Times [March 27, 2013]

‘Cap park’ concept for 134 Freeway gets resounding support from Glendale City Council” Glendale News Press [March 27, 2013]

A Freeway Cap Park in Glendale? City Council Hears Proposal Tonight” Streetsblog LA [March 26, 2013]

Glendale Planning a Downtown Cap Park Over the 134 Freeway” Curbed LA [March 26, 2013]

Glendale to consider concept for capping 134 Freeway for parkland”  Glendale News Press [March 26, 2013]

Glendale’s ‘Space 134’ Freeway Park Concept To Be Presented to City Council” Tropico Station [March 25, 2013]

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