Leimert Park Charrette: Beginning to Shape the Future of Our Community

 

With the upcoming installation of a Metro Train Station in the Leimert Park Village, the train has left the station for community involving in deciding just what our community will look like come 2020. The goal is the implement business and economic development strategies that will result in the revitalization of the Leimert Park Village Plaza and surrounding areas.  Towards that goal the "20|20 Vision Planning Charrette" took place on Saturday January 25, 2014 at the Vision Theatre. That meeting comes on the heel of a planning survey in which over 300 respondents, the majority of which who live in this community, gave their input.  The Charrette (a fancy word for the collaborative session in which a group plans activities) is one of the first meetings by which members of the public can have input into the community redevelopment process.   

The six objectives to be addressed between now and August of 2014 are:

Objective 1:  Create Building Design and Cultural District Guidelines

Objective 2:  Develop Pedestrian Oriented Infrastructure and Façade Enhancement Parameters 

Objective 3:  Propose Transit Oriented Development Concepts for the Public Parking Lots in the Village area

Objective 4:  Asset Map Leimert Park Village Development and New Business Opportunities 

Objective 5:  Develop a "Leimert Park Village" Brand Marketing and Business Development Strategy 

Objective 6:  Create an Integrated Fund and Resource Development Strategy

 

To put it mildly, change is gonna come!  Stakeholders are jockeying for positions with some allegations that "obstructionist politics" have impeded past development.  To be successful with this endeavor, it will be important that "the politics sync with the economics". Comparisons were made to other redevelopment projects from Old Town Pasadena to South Park in Downtown.  Leimert Park was designed by an eminent landscape architecture firm, the Olmsted Brothers, and in it's heyday was a model city served by three train lines. It is expected with community input and cooperation, Leimert Park can be returned to its glory days.

Handouts with various links were handed out at the Charrette.  The four most prominent links for information would be:

Leimert Park Village Organization

www.leimertparkvillage.org

Leimert Park Village/Crenshaw Corridor Business Improvement District

www.villagecorridorbid.org

Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Council (ECWA)

www.ecwandc.org

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

www.culturela.org

Other links for information include:

Crenshaw Corridor Specific Plan

http://cityplanning.lacity.org/complan/specplan/pdf/CrenshawSP.pdf

West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert New Community Plan

https://sites.google.com/site/westadamsncp/

Concerned parties should monitor the Leimert Park Beat and the above websites for information about future public meetings and participate.

 

 

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/afropix7/sets/72157640173002944/

Views: 818

Comment

You need to be a member of Leimert Park Beat to add comments!

Join Leimert Park Beat

Comment by AJea L on January 28, 2014 at 3:52pm

Thank you Paula <3...

Comment by Yvonne Hill on January 26, 2014 at 9:45pm

Thanks, Paula!

Leimert Park Beat is the news and social network for Leimert Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Stay informed. Join now!

 

• Got news you think everyone should know? Blog it.

• Have a show or attending a benefit? Put it on the calendar.
• Video of the big game? Embed it.
• Photos of your business or the school play? Upload them.

WHAT STORIES WOULD YOU SUGGEST? Let me know.

With your help, LeimertParkBeat.com raised money to hire reporters, graphic artists and community members to cover our area.
Read the stories - Urban Economy 411, Redevelopment Hell and One of these don't belong.

Latest Activity

Ivory Shehee posted a photo

Kobe Brant speaks at Trayvon Martin peace walk at Crenshaw High School 7/19/2014

Kobe Brant speaks at Trayvon Martin peace walk at Crenshaw High School 7/19/2014
3 hours ago
Ivory Shehee posted videos
3 hours ago
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop · Sensei LATIF in Leimert Park Village ☾"back" July 5th thru the month of Ramadan☽ at The World Stage - Art, Education & Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

July 5, 2014 at 12pm to July 26, 2014 at 2pm
                               Support yOur Stage SOS Save yOur Stage"It takes a Village" -  African proverb"Jazz state of mind" - Duke" At The 'Village'  'Stage' " - Jeannette Lindsay, Producer/Director…See More
5 hours ago
Ivory Shehee shared their video on Facebook
7 hours ago
DojO- posted an event

KEYNOTE MUSIC CENTER "The Ultimate Musical Experience" at Duna Csárda

July 23, 2014 from 7pm to 8:30pm
DOLORES PETERSEN Presents @ Duna Csárda | Hungarian Restaurant & BakeryKeyNote Music Center:Owners -Mr. Bobby Banks, educator & producer - pianistMrs. Elaina Banks, artist performer - vocal, violin & drumsAdministrator -Ms. Lucy Blanco - vocalist…See More
12 hours ago
Ivory Shehee posted photos
yesterday
Profile IconLeimert Park Beat via Facebook
Thumbnail

19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 26 and 27

University Park Family

Central Avenue Jazz Festival…

FacebookSaturday · Reply
Friends of Angeles Mesa Library posted an event

Friends of Angeles Mesa Public Library at Baldwin Hills Mall: Farmers Market

July 19, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Hello Community!!!!The Friends of Angeles Mesa Public Library will have a  book sale Saturday, July 19th 10a-2p.   There will be GREAT gently used books, videos, books on tape, and other forms of media- hot off the library shelves.  Prices range from .25 cents -$4.  Please bring your recyclable bags for the books you purchase:)All proceeds from the  book sale are given to the Friends of Angeles Mesa Public Library to fund educational programs, cultural programs and activities for children,…See More
Saturday
Lauren Munar and Nasim M Thompson are now friends
Friday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

Palms-Rancho Park Library Book Sale

Looking for great and affordable Summer reading material?



The Friends of the Palms- Rancho Park Library are holding their quarterly book sale. Amazing selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Books start at $.25 cents!



All proceeds benefit the library. Come support your library!



Saturday, July 26, 10:00am-3:00pm.



Location:

2920 Overland Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90064…

See More
Friday
enhager left a comment for Nasim M Thompson
"Welcome to the neighborhood!"
Thursday
Dawn Wiley's event was featured

PROBATE BASICS WORKSHOP at 5670 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, 90043

July 19, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Thursday
Terri Dixon's 2 events were featured
Thursday
Jade Stevens is now a member of Leimert Park Beat
Thursday
Terri Dixon promoted Terri Dixon's event GET ON THE BUS TOUR: FABULOUS HOMES DESIGNED BY PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS
Thursday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop · Sensei LATIF in Leimert Park Village ☾"back" July 5th thru the month of Ramadan☽
"Happi 1st Birthday! - Prince son of Yummi & Kurisu & Grandson of "Grammy 'D' & "Pooh"-rinsu's Jiich Jo- God Bless - Arron Jenkins, Yolanda Poe, Robyn Carmona, Reggie Gooden, Ann Mack, Linda Morgan,…"
Thursday
Ivory Shehee's 3 photos were featured
Thursday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce its latest youth play,  “SHREK THE MUSICAL” (book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) will be opening on July 25th at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. 

Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Director Dorothy Dillingham Blue's production of this modern classic is sure to delight audiences aged 3 to…

See More
Thursday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce its latest youth play,  “SHREK THE MUSICAL” (book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) will be opening on July 25th at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. 

Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Director Dorothy Dillingham Blue's production of this modern classic is sure to delight audiences aged 3 to 103! Further, many in…

See More
Thursday
Profile IconLatest Events - Culver City Times

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Theatre Palisades Youth is excited to announce its latest youth play,  “SHREK THE MUSICAL” (book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori) will be opening on July 25th at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. 

Originally produced on Broadway by Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Director Dorothy Dillingham Blue's production of this…

See More
Thursday

© 2014   Created by enhager.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service