Dodgers owner Frank McCourt unveiled plans Thursday for a historic makeover of the 275-acre Dodger Stadium site in Chavez Ravine, describing new features designed to transform the ballpark by 2012 into a year-round destination for dining, shopping and recreation that will be fan- and environment-friendly.

The $500-million project would include parking structures, a Dodgers history museum and a landscaped plaza behind center field connecting to shops and restaurants.

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