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Next Western Avenue Design Workshop is Wednesday

Neighbors looking over design ideas for the “Welcome to Western” Community meeting held last month. The next meeting is Wednesday evening.

The next design workshop for Western Avenue is this Wednesday, from 3-6 pm, at the Mesón Cafe, 459 N. Western Ave. Residents and neighbors are invited to stop by anytime. The workshops, hosted by design firm LA-Más, are part of the City’s Great Streets Initiative and the Western Avenue effort is called “Welcome to Western.”

This is the second workshop conducted by LA-Más and they will be presenting more refined designs based on community feedback from their open house held in October and earlier design workshop conducted last month.  At this latest workshop, they will be  focusing on potential sites for improvement to make Western Avenue a more walkable small business corridor.

About 40 neighborhood residents came by to see initial design concepts and share their opinions about which they preferred to see on Western Avenue at the first workshop,  held on the sidewalk outside of the Nat King Cole Post Office on Western Avenue in November.  LA-Más also displayed the design boards outside of the Anderson Munger Family YMCA and collected some more feedback from people as they entered and exited that facility.

The  infographics below, created by LA-Más, summarize the priorities expressed by the community.  Not surprisingly, many people want more trees and green space.

If you’re interested in what being considered for Western Avenue or learning more about how urban designers are trying to improve streets, stop by the next design workshop.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Mesón Cafe at 459 N. Western Avenue
Stop by anytime between 3-6pm

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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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  1. Please, please, please…street trees – shade trees and irrigation and approximately 30′ on center. I do not see this in the initial information or workshop results. That is by far and away the most important factor that will transform this street for the least cost and the biggest bang for the buck over a thirty year period. All of the other stuff will not endure, not be maintained, or become obsolete. Street trees, watered and maintained, are forever.


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