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