This park project includes repairing broken concrete, and installation of a new shade structure over the picnic area (if feasible).
Zoning restrictions that preserve the character and scale of Larchmont Village were unanimously approved by the City Council on Feb. 19, 2009.
The new ordinance, proposed and championed by Councilmember LaBonge, imposes a 35-foot height limit on all new development and limits the width of individual store fronts to 50 feet. The restrictions effect all property on Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Blvd. and 1st St. For more information on the ordinance, you can view the City Council file by clicking here.
The City Council approved the Windsor Square HPOZ in April, 2007. The board is in place. Click here to learn more about Historic Preservation Overlay Zones in Los Angeles.
Project completed. Station opened on Jan. 4, 2009.
The councilmember worked with city beautification staff and three Council District 4 school communities to plant street trees in neighborhoods around the schools.
Plantings at three schools are complete. To see photos from a joint tree-planting at Third Street School and Yavneh Hebrew Academy, click here.
The city has made Robert Burns Park a model of sustainability with drought-tolerant plants and a smart irrigation system that gauges soil moisture and sets watering levels accordingly. Recreation and Parks staff have installed a decomposed granite walking path and several shade trees as well as new playground equipment. Click here to read about the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
METRO has been meeting extensively with the public on plans for extending the existing subway westward.
Alternative plans - including one proposal submitted by Councilmember LaBonge - have been considered and added to the Draft EIR/EIS, currently under development. More information is available by clicking here.
The City has applied for a $416,000 grant to install landscaped traffic medians on North Larchmont Boulevard between Melrose and Rosewood avenues. The grant is available through METRO's Call for Projects program, which is a competitive process. Grant awards are expected to be announced this summer. To see the proposed project design, click here. Councilmember LaBonge is working with the Larchmont property owners to set up a Business Improvement District to maintain the median.