Mayor, Councilman Krekorian Unveil San Fernando Valley’s First People St. Plaza in North Hollywood
Empty Alley Turned Into NoHo Arts District Public Gathering Place
WHAT: Press Conference and community unveiling of North Hollywood’s new People St Plaza in the NoHo Arts District.
WHEN: Monday, February 23 at 10AM
WHERE: In the alley west of Lankershim Blvd., just north of Magnolia Blvd.
WHO: Elected officials, community leaders and business owners.
• Eric Garcetti: LA City Mayor
• Paul Krekorian, LA City Councilmember, District 2
• John Ly: Transportation Commissioner
• Seleta Reynolds: LADOT General Manager
• Bob Akhavan: NoHo BID – NoHo Plaza’s official Community Partner
• Greg Laemmle: Laemmle Theatres
• Mary Garcia: Midtown NoHo Neighborhood Council President
“This new NoHo People St. Plaza is a perfect example of how the community and city can work together to improve the quality of life in our community,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian. “What was once an alley has been transformed into a useful public gathering place.”
ABOUT THE NOHO PEOPLE ST. PLAZA
The NoHo People St. Plaza, in the heart of the bustling NoHo Arts District, is located in the alley west of Lankershim Blvd. and just north of Magnolia Blvd. This portion of alley has been repurposed as public plaza space with tables, chairs, and umbrellas for people to enjoy. This project is the first official project of the Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation’s People St. program, which brings together community leaders and city government to make spaces into community gathering places.
Councilmember Krekorian worked closely with the NoHo BID to secure the People St. Plaza and LADOT then joined the partnership to produce the final result on Lankershim. What was formerly an underused alley is now an attractive and useable public place. The project is a model of what future People St. projects can be.
Read more about people’s street here: http://peoplest.lacity.org/
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, member of the Metro Board of Directors and the City Council’s Transportation Committee, and chairman of the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village, Valley Glen and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paulkrekorian
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