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Hancock Park Gets Concrete

Cindy Chvatal-Keene, Kevin James, Councilman David Ryu and
Cindy Chvatal-Keene, President, Hancock Park Homeowners Association, Kevin James, President of the Board of Public Works, Councilman David Ryu and Nazrio Sauceda, Director of the Bureau of Street Services

After many years and much frustration, Hancock Park residents are finally getting some concrete action. With city crews working the background, CD4 Councilman David Ryu conducted a short press conference today at the intersection of Oakwood and Las Palmas announcing the first of what would be 10 possible concrete repair projects in the district.  Ryu has earmarked $300,000 from his discretionary funds and thanked Mayor Eric Garcetti for dedicating another $750,000 from the city budget for concrete street repairs.

Councilman Ryu kept his campaign promise, said Hancock Park Homeowners Association President Cindy Chvatal-Keene as she explained how the streetscape was an integral part of the neighborhood’s historic character and preservation of the concrete streets was required by the City when the neighborhood’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) was drafted.

Repairs of the intersection and installation of four ramps will be completed by end of the first week in July. At that time, Ryu’s office and the Bureau of Street Services will determine how to proceed with the remaining projects on their list and whether to use city workers or private contractors to complete the projects.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the 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. Any word on the surrounding neighborhoods that aren’t HPOZ but still have concrete? Sycamore Square, Hancock La Brea…

  2. Well I guess if you live in a wealthy nieborhood you get concrete. Here in Franklin hills no such luck.
    Our concrete streets are so bad drivers can not cross certain intersections for fear of ripping out the bottom of thier BMWs , Audis and Corvettes.
    Yes, houses here top out at 3 million but that’s not enough to get anything but Soviet Era dilapidated streets in a city who’s mayor is more concerned about the future Summer Olympics than the day to day life of its citizens.


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