A long-delayed project to build Great Park at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California is finally moving forward, ENR reported. Over the next 10 years, the site will be transformed into a recreation area twice the size of New York’s Central Park, planners said. “After many years of community input and after the last year of intensive planning and design, we are excited to be launching what is a $1 billion investment to establish the world’s next great metropolitan park,” said Irvine City Council Member Michael Carroll, who serves as chair of the Great Park Board.

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