Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Greater Westwood Blvd.

We have blogged about the possibility of Westwood Blvd. becoming an official "Great Street."  Now the day seems to have arrived:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office has identified the first 15 areas to be targeted in his initiative to revitalize dozens of neighborhood streets.  The goal of his "Great Streets" program, the mayor has said, is to make streets  more pedestrian-friendly and attract businesses. The mayor's staff said Monday that $800,000 has been initially budgeted for the project...  The first 15 that will be formally announced Tuesday morning include one in each council district: ...

District 5: Westwood Boulevard between Le Conte Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard...

Full story at

Apparently, what makes a street great - absent balls of fire - is vacant stores, the most prominent feature of that stretch of Westwood Blvd.:

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