Completed Projects: Leimert Park Improvement Project
A nationally renowned Olmsted-planned community, Leimert Park is home to Afro-centric bookstores, restaurants and shops. The City of Los Angeles, at the request of the Council District 8, selected LANI to administer the Leimert Park Neighborhood Block Grant (NBG) Program in order to create community consensus for targeted improvements while expediting the permitting and development of these improvements. Community priorities included new facades and signage along the commercial corridor of Crenshaw Boulevard and vibrant landscaping in adjacent residential areas including the creation of lush and attractive medians featuring illuminated brick gateway markers.
The planning and design for facade, signage and landscaping improvements was completed in March 2003. Construction of the facade project was completed in Winter 2005 and resulted in the revitalization of six contiguous buildings along Crenshaw Boulevard, including exterior painting, coordinated signage and security features, greatly enhancing this vibrant retail center. LANI then worked with the former CRA/LA and Council District 8 to complete gateway markers and landscaped median project in Leimert Park.