Willow Street Improvements Top Agenda at Next LB CPAC Meeting

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The Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Mental Health America (MHA).

The group will hear very knowledgeable presentations about improvements in the Central Area from Brian Ulaszewski of City Fabrick, Steve Tweed of Public Works and a representative from the 7th District City Council Office. A focal point of the discussion will be Willow Street from Atlantic to the river. This will be a unique opportunity to have several of the involved experts in one place to discuss the project and answer questions.

Brian Ulaszewski – Brian is the Executive Director of City Fabrick, a non-profit urban design studio dedicated to improving the physical environment of Long Beach through design, planning, policy and engagement. Their current projects include Armory Park (at 7th and Alamitos), Walking Loops to identify and improve pedestrian safety and comfort in several areas of the city, and several other progressive urban design projects. Brian will be talking about the Walking Loops project – which includes Willow Street and other areas in Wrigley. He’ll also bring us up to date on the Amory Park Project.

Steve Tweed, Representative of Public Works – The representative will discuss the Willow Street Metro Improvement District plans regarding improvements along Willow Street from Atlantic Ave. to the river. He will also give a brie update on 3 other projects within the LB CPAC target area.

Representative of the 7th District City Council Office – The 7th District will also discuss their involvement in and the status of the plans to improve Willow Street.

The Long Beach Central Project Area Council monthly meeting is Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6pm at Mental Health America 456 Elm Avenue, Long Beach, 90802 on the corner of Elm and 5th Street. Please enter the building through the door on 5th Street.

The Long Beach Central Project Area Council (LB CPAC) replaces the Central Project Area Committee for Redevelopment which ceased to exist when the Redevelopment Agencies were eliminated by Governor Brown in 2012.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings and the group is actively recruiting new members. There are individual, business and community group categories of membership. For more information about LB CPAC, contact the President, Annie Greenfeld at 562-225-9462.

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