The City of Los Angeles is currently underway on a $1.77 million streetscape improvement project on Los Angeles Street in Downtown’s Fashion District.
Once complete, the upgrades will bring 20,000 square-feet of sidewalk improvements, as well as pedestrian-friendly curb extensions, bus station lighting, high-visibility crosswalks, 26 new street trees and new ADA curb ramps. As a creative community feature and nod to the local area, the tree grates will be adorned with the Fashion District BID logo on them.
With funding from Metro’s 2007 Call for Projects, the upgrade is a key part of Councilmember Huizar’s DTLA Forward initiative. The plan and design was a collaboration among the Bureau of Street Services, the Board of Public Works, the Fashion District BID and Councilmember Huizar’s office with a project scope that encompasses Los Angeles Street, between 7th Street and Olympic Boulevard.
The project will also increase pedestrian access to regionally significant bus stops and businesses and residences in the Fashion District, creating a direct link with the previously constructed Fashion District Streetscape Phase I improvements along Olympic Boulevard and Santee Alley, approved in 2001 Call for Projects, which provides similar pedestrian improvements within the Fashion District’s core area.
Project Scope - Los Angeles Street between 7th Street and Olympic Blvd
● Repair over 20,000 square feet of sidewalk along Los Angeles Street between 7th Street and Olympic Blvd
● Construct 2 curb extensions at existing mid-block crosswalks on Los Angeles Street between 7th and 8th, and 8th and 9th respectively
● Construct new ADA curb ramps and upgrade crosswalks to continental markings
● Install/upgrade pedestrian lighting at 6 bus stops (18 lights total) along the corridor
● Plant 26 new street trees (36” box) with tree grates with the Fashion District BID logo (NOTE: these replace the 12 trees removed late last year which people talked about on Facebook)