Councilmember Huizar joined with community & city partners as they celebrate the reopening of Parklet - one of the first four parklets in the City – all in CD14.
Councilmember José Huizar will join with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and the Historic Downtown Business Improvement District Tuesday to reopen one of the City’s first and most used parklets located on Spring Street in Downtown L.A. The parklet was damaged in a July 2014 early-morning crash and is one of the City’s first four parklets that opened in Council District 14 in February 2013 in Highland Park, Downtown and El Sereno.
In Downtown, Councilmember Huizar worked with DLANC, the Historic Downtown BID, the UCLA Complete Streets Initiative, the Department of Transportation, and others on opening up two parklets on Spring Street at 639 S. Spring St. and 615 S. Spring St.
Besides repairing the one parklet at 639 S. Spring St., Councilmember Huizar provided discretionary funds to upgrade both parklets, including adding bike racks.
Through legislation that Councilmember Huizar introduced, the LADOT launched the People St Program, which promotes the construction of parklets, plazas and bike corrals, with the City’s first bike corral also in Council District 14 on York Blvd in Highland Park.