Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunset Triangle Plaza Underway, Opening Celebration on March 4

L.A.'s First Street Plaza to Debut Sunday, March 4th!

LADOT painting polka dots on the plaza - Photo by Margot Ocañas

Streets for People (S4P) is proud to announce the opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza at Griffith Park and Sunset Boulevards in Silver Lake! Come join us on March 4th, for a community celebration as we turn a street for cars into a street for people.

Although Sunset Triangle Plaza draws its inspiration from the successful pedestrian plazas created with a painted street surface, potted plants and moveable tables and chairs in New York and San Francisco, the original concept of a pedestrian plaza in Silver Lake was developed by community members in 2006.

Sunset Triangle Plaza will be located on Griffith Park Blvd between Edgecliffe Dr. and Maltman Ave and will be temporary closed to automobile traffic for the duration of the pilot project (approximately one year). Cars will continue to be able to use Edgecliffe Dr. to travel around the plaza.

Photo by Margot Ocañas

At Sunset Triangle Plaza, the twice-weekly farmer’s market will continue to operate uninterrupted, additional parking spaces will be created along Sunset Blvd to accommodate for some of those lost, and all street furniture will be brought inside each evening to maintain its quality and cleanliness.

There has been increased demand in Los Angeles for safer and more welcoming streets for residents to play, walk, run, bicycle and rest. Sunset Triangle Plaza offers a destination for people of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to sit and relax, visit local business or engage with members of your community in a vibrant public space.

We invite you to join us at the opening celebration on March 4! Details can be found here.

Help with Finishing Touches at Sunset Triangle Plaza

On March 2nd and 3rd, Streets for People will begin filling the planters at Sunset Triangle Plaza and we could use your help! If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please email Anna at streetsforpeoplela[at]gmail.com

Date —Friday, March 2nd from 10 am – 2 pm and Saturday, March 3rd from 2-6 pm.
Location Address — Sunset Triangle Plaza (Griffith Park and Sunset Blvds), Los Angeles
Contact — Anna, streetsforpeoplela[at]gmail.com

Site Plan by Rios Clemente Hale Studios

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