Residents Ready for Another Round of Visioning Workshops in Second District

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4th St and 7th St Visioning Workshops

On Saturday, July 26, stakeholders are invited to participate in one or both workshops with an urban design architect funded by Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal 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.

This is the second series of workshops in the visioning process, which will include three community meetings for each corridor held over 4-6 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 give the city a leg up when applying for grants to MTA and other funding sources necessary for making significant improvements,” said Lowenthal. “These days many grants actually require community input, so the feedback, conceptual designs and narrative from these workshops can actually be dropped right into the grant application.”

7th Street Visioning Workshop

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Franklin Middle School Cafeteria
540 Cerritos Avenue, Long Beach, CA
(Parking in school lot off 7th Street)

4th Street Visioning Workshop

Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Long Beach Senior Center Cafeteria
1150 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA

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

 

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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