On Avalon Phase 1: Strategic Roadmap
How can design interventions and programming promote a safer and more vibrant Avalon Boulevard?
To enhance the safety, experience, and vitality of Avalon Blvd between C & I Street, we are launching a project that includes short term pilot projects that will inform a permanent design installation on the street. To provide an experience that is tactical and tangible, our pilot projects will be physical in nature. Our hope is that these short-term trials will feature low cost solutions that have the potential for high-impact and long-term change. Avalon Blvd is the commercial core of Wilmington. Although this corridor continues to serves this role today, its popularity is not as widespread as it once was. To celebrate the gems that currently exist, especially the numerous small businesses, this project will provide a strong foundation for basic issues such as safety, lighting, and beautification.
We are currently in the first phase of this project. The first phase includes three months of pilot projects, starting in June, and features solution oriented design interventions. Simultaneously, LA-Más will curate cultural programming to unpack the value and successes of each pilot projects and provide opportunities for community feedback
This project is commissioned by Councilman Joe Buscaino of Los Angeles Council District 15.