Slauson Corridor Plans Coming Into Fruition
Last we checked in on the progress of the portion of the Slauson Corridor set to be transformed into the Towne Center to the Ladera Heights, Windsor Hills, View Park residents Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas was trying to collect input from the community on the name of the area and it should be designed. Well plans are in and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas’s website had the following to say:
- Streetscape Improvements: After additional community feedback and analysis, it was decided that the three travel lanes in each direction on Slauson Avenue will remain. This will allow meaningful improvements to be done quickly and cost-effectively, while minimizing traffic impacts. Substantial improvements, including a bicycle route, raised landscaped medians, pedestrian lighting, and improvements to the parkway including benches and landscaping, will be made in order to improve the public right-of-way and create a pedestrian-friendly environment. Public Works has selected a consultant, KOA Corporation, to design the project and will hold a meeting in early 2014 to obtain input from the community regarding the style and types of parkway improvements.
- Community Business Revitalization Program: More than half a million dollars have been allocated Community Business Revitalization Program for small business owners on the south side of the street to make improvements to their facades. The businesses will receive new paint, window and awning replacement, extra lighting and improved signage. While the opportunity was offered to the business owners on the north side of the street, they declined to participate. The program is entirely funded with grants, and the improvements are set to begin early next year.
Slauson Corridor Project gaining momentum