Councilmember Lowenthal to Host 4th & 7th Street Visioning Workshops

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Councilmember Suja Lowenthal

Councilmember Suja Lowenthal

Councilmember Suja Lowenthal is funding an urban design architect to help stakeholders living and working along 4th & 7th Streets craft a visioning plan for both corridors. The goal is to enhance their status as community serving business corridors while making them safer and more pedestrian friendly. On Saturday, June 14, stakeholders may participate in one or both meetings being held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on Junipero Avenue.

The visioning process will include three community meetings for each corridor held over 4-5 months and produce deliverables for planning and transportation grants. In addition, 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.”

Whether stakeholders attend or not, they are encouraged to lend their voice by taking the workshop surveys at the following addresses:

7th Street Survey:

4th Street Survey:

The 4th & 7th Street Visioning Workshops are:
4th Street – Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7th Street – Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The workshops will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 370 Junipero Avenue, Long Beach 90814 Multipurpose Room. Parking available behind church off Carroll Park East. Refreshments will be served.

The vision workshops are hosted by Councilmember Suja Lowenthal and facilitated by urban design architects RSAUD & UTILE.

Stakeholders in the study areas include 4th Street Business Association (Retro Row), Alamitos Beach Neighborhood Association, AOC7, Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association, Carroll Park Neighborhood Association, Craftsman Village Historic District, East 7th Street Collaborative, North Alamitos Beach Association and Rose Park Neighborhood Association.

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