City of West Hollywood holds ribbon cutting for La Brea Streetscape Project

WeHo officials dedicate the new landscaping. Photos by Joshua Barash.

WeHo officials dedicate the new landscaping. Photos by Joshua Barash.

The city of West Hollywood held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for the La Brea Streetscape Project. The project includes design, installation and construction of streetscape improvements to a .375 mile segment of La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood.

These improvements include 3 new median islands, added green space to the area, used drought tolerant plants in the medians and parkways, stormwater infiltration parkways, 40 new trees, and 20 new pedestrian level lights. The project makes La Brea Avenue a greener, more complete street that can support more alternative modes of transit.

Metro provided $862, 500 in funding through Call for Projects for the $1.4M project.

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2 replies

  1. It’s not bad (for a change) but MUCH more could have been done, at a relatively low cost. 1) Implement much better sidewalks. The City could have installed pavers (decorative pavement) rather than just using the same plain ugly cement & concrete. The re-paved (and slightly widened) sidewalks still do Not create pedestrian-friendly environment. 2) The islands (center-medians) are too short. Way too short! The left turns have more than enough space for “precious” cars, yet the City decides to shorten the length of each island (with the exception of the one south of Santa Monica Blvd). So, all in all – not a bad project, definitely better than before (thank you for that!) But still – much more can be done to provide walkability and attractiveness to La Brea. (not even mentioning that Bike lanes were omitted completely).

  2. Hope these are not the same trees as were planted on Santa Monica B. After 13 years I’m still waiting for the wonderful tree canopy as promised. Instead we have a bunch of half dead trees except where the fichus still exist next to the movie studio.