On Thursday, April 24 CD13 Councilman Mitch O’Farrell joined other community leaders and organizers in Echo Park to publicly announce the $750,000 Echo Park Sunset Blvd Streetscape Beautification project. The project was approved by the Los Angeles Board of Public Works in late 2013, and it includes various changes along Sunset Blvd between Rosemont and Everett Streets.
The changes include:
- New bike racks
- Modern trash receptacles
- New trees (Chinese Pistache and Australian Willows)
- And the removal of certain Ficus and non-Ficus trees
A large number of Ficus trees along Sunset Blvd will be saved from cut down after some opposition toward the proposals.
Sunset Blvd parking and street were partially closed off as the project’s plans were announced and displayed. Here are some pictures of today’s events:
Pictures courtesy of Echo Park Forums contributor.