Councilmember Garcia Announces Major Improvements at 7th & Alamitos
2010-11-08 · By Editor
Councilmember Robert Garcia announced today a series of major improvements to the area around 7th street and Alamitos Avenue, including several projects that have already begun and many more scheduled for the next several months. The improvements include work on the medians, façade improvements, trees, banners, and new bike racks.
The projects are funded largely by the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA).
“One of my priorities since taking office has been to revitalize business corridors,” Garcia said. “Im grateful to the RDA and Development Services for supporting these important projects at this vital location.”
The 7th and Alamitos intersection is home to both the renowned Museum of Latin American Art and the new Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum.
Slated for completion over the next six months are multiple projects, including:
Armory Facade Improvement
Improvements to the National Guard Armory are underway. The City is collaborating with the State of California to repaint the building, install a new iron-rod fence, and create new landscaping. The Armory has not seen any improvements in over a decade.
Olive Business Facade Improvements
In the next few weeks, work begins on a completely new facade design for three businesses at the corner of 7th & Olive, across the street from St. Anthony High School.
New 6th & Alamitos Median
In December work will begin on re-landscaping the median at 6th & Alamitos.
New Banners, Trees, Bike Racks
There are new St. Anthony Neighborhood Banners along Olive, 5th, and 6th around St. Anthony High School and church, new trees along 7th, and new bike racks in the area.
The RDA appreciates the opportunity to work with Councilmember Garcia on revitalizing this very important section of our city,” said Amy Bodek, Executive Director of the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency. “These improvements are a great investment in our cultural and economic vitality.”
“This is such an important gateway to our city, as well as being a cultural center,” Garcia said. “I’m very excited and proud of the work we’re doing there.”