NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA.com) — Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday named more than a dozen streets across the city of Los Angeles that will undergo a makeover under his Great Streets urban renewal program.
Garcetti first announced the initiative last October, as part of a partnership with the Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to focus on specific improvements for defined corridors throughout the city.
Under the program, the mayor’s office chose one “Great Street” in each of the city’s 15 council districts to receive improvements aimed at making them more pedestrian-friendly and livable. The thoroughfares range from San Pedro’s Gaffey Street to the San Fernando Valley’s Van Nuys Boulevard, and from Venice Boulevard in Mar Vista to Cesar Chavez Street in Boyle Heights.
Garcetti discussed the chosen streets during a morning news conference at Lum-Ka-Naad Thai Restaurant, located at 8910 Reseda Blvd. in Northridge.
The mayor told KNX 1070’s Dick Helton the effort takes a practical approach toward revitalizing some of LA’s most heavily-trafficked thoroughfares.