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: 1229

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 Ellett 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

DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

The 'new' World STAGE · DwighTrible Presents: "Autumn Jazz Concert Series +" · Dec 2017 Schedule · "Good safe holidays &amp; New Yr." at The World Stage Art, Education and Performance Gallery "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

November 22, 2017 at 9pm to December 31, 2017 at 12am
s'  Best Of :: Music & Nightlife  …See More
10 hours ago
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE "new" World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Jan. 2018 "Happi New Yr." [back Jan. 6th]~
"Celebrate the holidays w/ "BIG" RALPH GIBSON Quartet @ Biltmore Hotel's Rendezvous Lounge  Fri., Dec. 22nd  7 & 9PM "Beloved 'big' brotha of The 'new' World STAGE"…"
11 hours ago
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

"Big" RALPH GIBSON "Saxophone Colossus!" @ The Millennium Biltmore Hotel - Rendezvous Lounge at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel - Rendezvous Lounge

December 22, 2017 from 7pm to 10:30pm
flier by Crystal BlackCreek Carlisle Onyinyechi-Chipo …See More
22 hours ago
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

Ladies Love Laughter @ The 'new' World STAGE · Sat., Dec. 16th, 2017 9PM [This Weekend - ToNite] at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery non-profit 501(c)(3) "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

December 1, 2017 at 9pm to December 17, 2017 at 12am
Long-standing Leimert Park Village Event...Held every 3rd Saturday of each & every month...(Unless indicated otherwise) ¿Hear?. "Ladies Love Laughter"❤ . "Come out,,, , check out,,, laugh out,, LOUD  The best time, only 10$" -  "I'm so EXCITED…See More
yesterday
DojO- commented on DojO-'s event LIVE Reggae at World Stage in Leimert Park Village by Raw Vibes Entertainment 12/15 8PM [TONIGHT]
"LPR/The World Stage present Live IJahKen & Ladee Dred Yeshemebet   Leimert Park Rasta's Facebook: Event pg."
Saturday
DojO- updated an event
Friday
DojO- updated an event
Thumbnail

THE "new" World STAGE Saturday _]azz \/\/orkshop w/ Coordinator Billy McCoy ♪ Jan. 2018 "Happi New Yr." [back Jan. 6th]~ at The World Stage - Art, Education and Performance Gallery "The heart of L.A.'s African-American cultural community." - L.A. Times

November 26, 2017 at 11am to December 31, 2017 at 2pm
"The Teach i'z Back..." -  Daylight Savings ends - Sunday, November 5, 2017 Autumn Leaves - Cannonball Adderley Quartet w/ Miles Davis.The Jazz Workshop:  …See More
Friday
Sasha Biscoe is now a member of Leimert Park Beat
Wednesday

© 2017   Created by enhager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service