Councilmember LaBonge is working to purchase a 138-acre parcel of pristine hillside adjacent to the famed Hollywood sign. The purchase would expand Griffith Park to the west, provide much needed public recreation space, preserve the view of the landmark sign and maintain a vital wildlife corridor between central Los Angeles and the western Santa Monica Mountains. To read more about this issue,click 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.
With the support of Councilmember LaBonge, many other elected officials and Hollywood community leaders, the 92-page Feasibility Study for Hollywood Freeway Central Park was released late last year. It is now being studied by stakeholders. The search for project funding is currently underway. Click here to download the study (Link is on lower left side of page in red: HFCP EDAW Feasibility Report.)