OUR vision

Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative to help re-imagine neighborhood centers, one main street at a time. Our streets are the backbone of our neighborhoods – the places where we live, work, learn, and recreate on a daily basis. All of our great neighborhoods deserve Great Streets that are livable, accessible, and engaging public spaces for people. 

In partnership with the Mayor’s Office and City Council, a team of diverse stakeholders identified the first phase of project areas to develop community partnerships and receive targeted city services to activate the streets as public spaces. 

Our Goals

  • Increased Economic Activity

  • Improved Access and Mobility

  • Enhanced Neighborhood Character

  • Greater Community Engagement

  • Improved Environmental Resilience and Sustainability

  • Safer and More Secure Communities

What We do

Under the leadership of Mayor Garcetti, Great Streets Studio serves three primary roles:

Empowering: Making our streets the centerpieces of communities means providing communities with the tools to lead in developing visions for their streets.

Connecting: To implement the changes that communities seek, we connect residents, businesses and organizations to each other and to the tools the City provides, from infrastructure to public art grants, and everything in between.

Developing: When existing city programs or policies can’t meet the needs of our Great Streets communities, we work with our colleagues in city government to design and implement new programs.

Make It Mar Vista Small Business Saturday, Venice Boulevard

Make It Mar Vista Small Business Saturday, Venice Boulevard