A new project aims to green the streets of South Los Angeles while also aiding in the city’s effort to capture more of its increasingly uncommon storm water.
The Angeles Mesa Green Infrastructure Corridor, recently presented to the Park Mesa Heights Community Council’s Planning Committee, would impact multiple corridors that run parallel to or intersect with Crenshaw Boulevard, including 52nd Street, 54th Street, Victoria Avenue, and 11th Avenue.
Project features would include:
- dry wells; new trees;
- parkway planters;
- new landscaped medians;
- diversion structures from storm drains; and
- hydrodynamic separators.
Per the presentation, the new amenities are intended to improve water quality within the Ballona Creek Watershed and Santa Monica Bay, with the added benefit of bringing new green space to an area of South Los Angeles where parks are in short supply.
Construction could begin as early as Fall 2023 and be completed by 2025.
The total cost of the green infrastructure is estimated at $8.2 million, with funding through a Los Angeles County parcel tax.