ABOUT THE GREAT STREETS CHALLENGE

The Great Streets Challenge is a program of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative, in partnership with the Departments of City Planning and Transportation, to envision, collaborate on, and build transformative street infrastructure projects. The Great Streets Challenge aims to:

  • Build strong partnerships between communities and the City of Los Angeles.

  • Design streets with a community’s vision of how to improve our neighborhoods for all people.

  • Implement projects that transform our streets into safe, accessible, and vibrant public spaces in alignment with adopted City policies.

The 2016 winners will receive outreach funding and professional technical assistance from a team of consultants with expertise in urban planning, economic development and cultural activation. The community partners will lead discussions about priorities and values. The consultant team and City will provide expertise and resources to guide projects to implementation.

Read the press release announcing the 2016 Great Streets Challenge winners.

“Our streets belong to the people who use them every day, and the Great Streets Challenge empowers Angelenos to reimagine public spaces in their own neighborhoods. These grants will allow community groups to bring a vision to life — transforming streets across Los Angeles into vibrant, walkable spaces that reflect the unique character of their communities.”

-Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti


Our Community Partners

Grant Housing & Economic Development Corporation and Watts Re:Imagined Wilmington Ave. between 103rd St. and Imperial Hwy. (CD15) Project goal: To lead a radical and positive transformation in Watts aligned with citywide plans for sustainability, public health and green space, infrastructure investment, transit oriented development (especially affordable housing), and support for private investment focused on the under-served community.

Grant Housing & Economic Development Corporation and Watts Re:Imagined
Wilmington Ave. between 103rd St. and Imperial Hwy. (CD15)

Project goal: To lead a radical and positive transformation in Watts aligned with citywide plans for sustainability, public health and green space, infrastructure investment, transit oriented development (especially affordable housing), and support for private investment focused on the under-served community.

Pacoima Beautiful Parthenia Blvd. and Van Nuys Blvd. (CD6)   Project goal: To transform a median at the intersection of Van Nuys and Parthenia in Panorama City into a new public space. This project will show how our streets can be reimagined to create safer and more socially and economically vibrant communities.

Pacoima Beautiful
Parthenia Blvd. and Van Nuys Blvd. (CD6)
 

Project goal: To transform a median at the intersection of Van Nuys and Parthenia in Panorama City into a new public space. This project will show how our streets can be reimagined to create safer and more socially and economically vibrant communities.

Pico Great Street Collaborative Pico Blvd between Fairfax Ave. and Cochran Ave. (CD10)  Project goal: To make the Pico Blvd Great Street a walkable and bikeable “destination” for the neighborhood and beyond, with vibrant public gathering spaces and thriving local businesses.  

Pico Great Street Collaborative
Pico Blvd between Fairfax Ave. and Cochran Ave. (CD10) 

Project goal: To make the Pico Blvd Great Street a walkable and bikeable “destination” for the neighborhood and beyond, with vibrant public gathering spaces and thriving local businesses.

 

Proyecto Pastoral 1st St. between Mission Rd. and Gless St. and 4th St. between Gless St. and Clarence St. (CD14) Project goal: To improve safety conditions in a high traffic area by improving street crossings and signage and by engaging residents to build a strong culture around safety.  

Proyecto Pastoral
1st St. between Mission Rd. and Gless St. and 4th St. between Gless St. and Clarence St. (CD14)

Project goal: To improve safety conditions in a high traffic area by improving street crossings and signage and by engaging residents to build a strong culture around safety.

 

South Robertson Community Foundation Robertson Blvd. between Cadillac Ave. and Kincardine Ave. (CD5 and CD10) Project goal: To improve our local business district by creating an improved balance between residents and businesses, while enhancing the environment in which the businesses can operate. This will be achieved through a commitment to complete streets solutions, pedestrian first policies, sustainable transportation options, and a multi-modal traffic grid.  

South Robertson Community Foundation
Robertson Blvd. between Cadillac Ave. and Kincardine Ave. (CD5 and CD10)

Project goal: To improve our local business district by creating an improved balance between residents and businesses, while enhancing the environment in which the businesses can operate. This will be achieved through a commitment to complete streets solutions, pedestrian first policies, sustainable transportation options, and a multi-modal traffic grid.

 

Thai Community Development Center Hollywood Blvd. between Western Ave. and Harvard Blvd. (CD13) Project goal: To facilitate a safe, clean, highly walkable cultural destination for the Thai Town/East Hollywood neighborhood by activating a community space. Our project helps us build upon the placemaking and economic development activities that we have been engaged in for over two decades in the area.

Thai Community Development Center
Hollywood Blvd. between Western Ave. and Harvard Blvd. (CD13)

Project goal: To facilitate a safe, clean, highly walkable cultural destination for the Thai Town/East Hollywood neighborhood by activating a community space. Our project helps us build upon the placemaking and economic development activities that we have been engaged in for over two decades in the area.

West Angeles Community Development Corporation Crenshaw Blvd. between W. 52nd St. and W. 63rd St. (CD8) Project goal: To create a safe, highly livable, and engaging Crenshaw Corridor, accessible to seniors, youth, families, residents, visitors, and persons of all abilities. It can become a corridor that connects the greater Park Mesa Heights/Hyde Park Neighborhood to existing amenities, public transportation, and local businesses.  

West Angeles Community Development Corporation
Crenshaw Blvd. between W. 52nd St. and W. 63rd St. (CD8)

Project goal: To create a safe, highly livable, and engaging Crenshaw Corridor, accessible to seniors, youth, families, residents, visitors, and persons of all abilities. It can become a corridor that connects the greater Park Mesa Heights/Hyde Park Neighborhood to existing amenities, public transportation, and local businesses.

 

 
 

What OUR PARTNERS Receive

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How the challenge works

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