City publicly announces Echo Park Sunset Blvd Beautification project (Pictures)

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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
  • Benches
  • 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:

Sunset Blvd No Parking Echo Park
Sunset Blvd parking temporarily closed in Echo Park.
Sunset Blvd Echo Park Trees
Councilman Mitch O’Farrell announces Sunset Blvd Beautification Project.
Sunset Blvd Beautification Project Echo Park
Sunset Blvd Beautification plans and changes.
City Announces Sunset Blvd Changes
City announces development plans for Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Blvd Beautification Echo Park
Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Maryanne Hayashi, and others pose.

Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, Maryanne Hayashi, and others pose.

Pictures courtesy of Echo Park Forums contributor.

 

One Response

  1. LAshutterbug

    You had me at “modern trash receptacles”. It was rather odd that the groundbreaking ceremony was three blocks down the street from the building area, though.

    Wish they would put more of those receptacles in the Hipster Strip. They definitely need one at Sunset & Echo Park.

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