Pilot Parklets

We worked with LADOT on two of the pilot parklets that are now housed in the new People St program.

York Boulevard Street Porch, Highland Park

During the community design process for the York Boulevard pilot project in Highland Park, community members working with Council District 14 and Green LA’s Living Streets team selected what will become the first “street porch” in the City of Los Angeles. Located on the shady side of the street on the most active block of York Boulevard, and intentionally not attached to any particular business, the street porch will provide community social space and support all nearby businesses.

Status – In August 2012, the York Street Porch made its way through two City Council Committees and the full City Council as part of a Parklets Pilot Program, receiving unanimous support from all three bodies. After finalizing the details required to obtain a permit to allow construction to begin, installation was completed in early February 2013.

York Porch 1

El Sereno Street Plaza, Huntington Drive

For our pilot project in El Sereno, local residents working with Council District 14 and Green LA’s Living Streets team chose a central spot in the downtown business district adjacent to a busy Food 4 Less store, the local hardware store and across the street from the Barrio Action Youth & Family Center. The extra wide parking buffer adjacent to six-lane-wide Huntington Drive, and the pedestrian and retail activity in the area make this an excellent location.

Status – In August 2012, the Huntington Street Plaza made its way through two City Council Committees and the full City Council as part of a Parklets Pilot Program, receiving unanimous support from all three bodies. After finalizing the details required to obtain a permit to allow construction to begin, construction was completed in mid-February 2013.

El Sereno Plaza

 

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