Final 4th & 7th Street Visioning Workshops to Be Held Saturday
2014-09-16 · By Editor
Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal invites residents and businesses along 4th Street and 7th Street to attend the 3rd and final visioning workshop planned for each corridor on Saturday, September 20th. Stakeholders will hear recommendations from urban design architects RSAUD/UTILE based on their feedback from two prior workshops.
The 7th Street Visioning Workshop is being held at the Museum of Latin American Art, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach 90802. Parking is free.
The 4th Street Visioning Workshop is being held at the Long Beach Senior Center cafeteria from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. The Senior Center is located at 1150 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, 90802. Parking is free.
To view prior workshop presentations or take the latest online survey for each corridor, please go to www.longbeach.gov/district2/.
The goal of the workshops is to enhance the corridor status as community serving business corridors while making them safer and more pedestrian friendly. The visioning process includes three community meetings for each corridor held over 4-5 months and included online surveys intended to produce deliverables for planning and transportation grants. In addition to funding the workshops, Lowenthal has set aside $100,000 in one-time infrastructure funding to assist stakeholders in each corridor in getting started on their vision. The borders for both visioning plans are Alamitos Avenue and Redondo Avenue.
“Ultimately, these plans will inform city staff of the community’s top priorities and provide the basis for grant applications to MTA and other funding sources necessary for making significant improvements,” said Lowenthal. “The infrastructure funding is intended to be seed money for a demonstration project or element that spurs community support for more of its kind along the corridor.”