Aerial footage from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart shows construction nearing completion on a long-awaited park in the Arts District.

The $1.6-million project, which broke ground in late 2014, is creating a half-acre green space at the corner of 5th and Hewitt Streets.  Designed by staff architects from the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, the park will feature outdoor seating, a playground, landscaping and an eight-foot mural wall.

The park sits immediately north of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, a 60,000-square-foot facility which serves as an incubator for local startups in the cleantech industry.

Construction was temporarily delayed in late 2015, when crews discovered soil contamination and historic artifacts beneath the site.