Leaders from the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council and LA Commons, the group behind the Festival of Neighborhoods*, will be leading a walking tour of Western Avenue between Third and Melrose on Sunday, October 19.
In early June, Mayor Garcetti announced a set of fifteen streets that would be targeted to receive special attention under the Mayor’s “Great Streets” initiative. This section of Western Avenue – between Third Street and Melrose Avenue is one of the fifteen.
The Mayor’s “Great Streets” is a program to improve neighborhood gathering places and generate economic activity by revitalizing key community corridors throughout Los Angeles.
According to walk organizers, while the sidewalks and trees along this part of Western have seen better days, this multifaceted neighborhood has all the bones of a great street: a rich architectural heritage, an active arts community, countless family businesses and a mosaic of cultures spanning the globe.
The walking tour is expected to take about 90 minutes. The group will explore local businesses and thoughts on what the future of Western can look like. Bring your ideas!A Fresh Look at Western Avenue Great Streets Walking Tour Sunday, October 19 | 4p-5:30p Meet at – The Bun Shop – 151 North Western Avenue (free parking along Western) ~2 miles with pit stops
*the Festival of Neighborhoods is based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. On Sunday, October 19, Angelenos will explore the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and meet the people in the center of activity there. All neighborhood tours are free and open to the public.
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