In 2013 Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, started the Great Streets Initiative to facilitate the re-imagination of neighborhoods in LA. This gave birth to the Great Streets Challenge Grant, funding up to $20,000 to community-driven projects working to invigorate public spaces. Some of the winners of this year’s grant included:
• REvisit REseda Blvd will use custom Flex Furniture pieces as performance/display spaces to draw people into the streetscape and help them rediscover the iconic Northridge business corridor.
• Pacoima Street Values is a kit of parts that pays homage to local ‘DIY’ placemaking efforts and the existing street activity.
• FIG JAM is a free event on North Figueroa by creating vibrant connections by drawing on its past, present & future
Each applicant was instructed to propose temporary and low cost transformations for under-utilized spaces in LA. The projects will actualize this September and continue throughout February 2016.
Click here to read on all of the winning projects of the LA Great Streets Challenge.