Pilot Streets

August 24, 2010 Pilot Project Meeting

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location – RailLA Venue

The Jewel Box/City National Plaza, 525 S. Flower Street, Downtown LA (Above Drago Centro)

To receive updates, please RSVP at livingstreetsla{at}gmail.com

Image Courtesy of Urban Design Studio, Los Angeles Planning Department

Join L.A. City Planning Commission President Bill Roschen, Living Streets LA, Pacoima Beautiful, Niall Huffman, and ACCION Westlake, the new WestlakeCommunity Design Center to find out about creative pilot projects in the works to transform L.A.’s streets into people friendly places. Come share your ideas and get involved!

Bring Life to LA Streets!

Objective: To assist communities in transforming their vision of their streets – to temporarily reclaim zones of wasted, unused, and under-utilized street space. As pilots, temporary closures and greening initiatives and its success can be evaluated to assess short-term adjustments and determine if pilot closures can become long-term community investments. The time is ripe to create Living Streets in L.A….let’s work together to identify a few good streets whose current gray can be painted and peopled for healthier pedestrian, bicycling, recreational and commercial activity!

Information for Presenters

Project Selection Criteria:
Following are some recommended guidelines for selecting locations for Living Streets Pilot Projects:

  • Excess area is available within the street right of way that is not needed for traffic lanes
  • Neighborhood surrounding the site lacks adequate public space
  • Community support exists or could be obtained for public space at the location
  • The site is near other uses that can attract people to the new space

Pilot Proposal Presentation

We want to hear from you! Come prepared on August 24 to share the following information about your pilot project in 10-15 minutes:

Discuss

  • Proposed concept, including preliminary ideas of uses and economic development opportunities for the Living Street
  • Community outreach efforts to date (businesses and community organizations that support the idea, etc.)
  • Status of any discussions with State, City, Council District and or city staff and other elected officials
  • Describe your community participation “strategy” – how your group would go about implementing the project
  • Identify and describe the key lead person responsible for maintenance once the project has been completed

Visually Present

  • Aerial photo of proposed Living Street and adjacent buildings
  • Map with at least a ½ mile radius from proposed Living Street, marked with parks, community facilities, transit stations, landmarks, etc.
  • Images of similar projects that inspire your group
  • Optional – preliminary design ideas generated to date