Mia Lehrer + Associates has been selected to design a new park in the buffer zone between the future Expo maintenance yards and surrounding neighborhood. Fourteen proposals were received in response to the RFP. Mia Lehrer + Associates was chosen based on their experience with innovative public engagement processes and civic design, and their sensitive, insightful analysis of the project site. Their previous projects include the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, Annenberg Community Beach House, and the Santa Monica Village. The recommendation to select Mia Lehrer + Associates was approved by Santa Monica City Council on September 11, 2012.