Welcome to Western



Welcome to Western

How can Western Avenue be re-imagined to become a more walkable, safe, and vibrant business corridor?


Welcome to Western is a year-long public realm enhancement project that is informed by the many users of Western Ave between Melrose and 3rd Street – including neighborhood residents and property owners, small business owners, employees, and customers, drivers, transit riders, pedestrians, and cyclists, school teachers, students, and staff, and members of religious institutions and service organizations. Through robust outreach to these diverse constituents, LA-Más will facilitate a participatory planning process that will result in physical streetscape improvements that upgrade the pedestrian experience and benefit the small businesses on Western Avenue by connecting the local economy to the surrounding community.

Click here to read the Community Snapshot report, which establishes a framework for our work on Western, and lays the foundation for the future of the Welcome to Western project. 

We have assembled a Community Advisory Committee of local leaders to help provide project guidance. We hosted a Community Open-House on October 17th, and the first Design Workshop on November 8th, and received diverse feedback about Western's strengths and challenges. On December 20th we hosted a second public design workshop to collect community feedback and input on design proposals, and we shared the design proposal at KYCC's Tree Planting Event on February 3, 2018.

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Welcome to Western is a Great Streets project sponsored by Mayor Eric Garcetti and made possible by Councilmember David Ryu and Council President Herb Wesson in partnership with LA-Más and the Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC).