Centinela Ave Street Plan in the Works for Del Rey - Workshop August 9th

From the Del Rey Resident's Association:

Help make Centinela Avenue more inviting!

The Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles, in partnership with community representatives from the Del Rey Neighborhood Council and Del Rey Residents Association, will be hosting an open forum on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12 pm to 3 pm at the MOA Wellness Center (4533 S. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066) to obtain community input regarding the Centinela Avenue Streetscape Plan. Those interested are welcome to drop by anytime between 12 pm and 3 pm.

Participants will take part in an interactive format where City staff will present a number of options to select key elements of the Centinela Avenue Streetscape Plan.  Input obtained from the meeting will be used to further refine the details of the streetscape plan.

The Centinela Avenue Streetscape Plan is being developed to establish a tool for the community and the City that can be referenced as a guide for future improvements along Centinela Avenue, one that is geared toward enhancing the pedestrian experience and bolstering local businesses. The segment of Centinela Avenue included in the streetscape plan will extend roughly from Jefferson Boulevard north to Washington Boulevard.

Design considerations include adding visibly identifiable crosswalk markings, sidewalk extensions (bulb-outs), along with additional crosswalks at key locations for improved pedestrian safety and overall walkability along the corridor. Other improvements to be considered include new pedestrian street lights to promote safety, providing continuous parkways or larger tree wells with groundcover to reduce storm water runoff, new District Gateway markers and public art installations to designate neighborhood entrances and create a cohesive neighborhood identity, and new sidewalk amenities like benches, trash receptacles, and bike racks to allow for improved walking and bicycling experiences.