Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative to re-image neighborhood centers, one main street at a time.
We are pleased to announce that Little Ethiopia has won May Garcetti’s 2019 Great Street Challenge which will begin a project to provide the Ethiopian Community of LA with a presence that can offer resources, renovations and a collective community voice to make Little Ethiopia a Destination.
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The Great Streets Challenge, established in 2013, is a city wide program that allows communities to envision, collaborate, and build transformative infrastructure projects.
The Great Streets Challenge aims to:
Build strong partnerships between communities and the City of Los Angeles
Empower communities to develop a vision to transform their corridors.
Design streets with a community's vision of how to improve our neighborhoods for all people.
Implement projects that transform our streets into safe, accessible, and vibrant public spaces in alignment with adopted City policies.
What does it mean to be a Great Street?
Great Streets are more than just ways of getting from point A to point B. They are where you meet your neighbors, enjoy a stroll, savor coffee, or play with your friends. Great Streets represents the intersection between safety and function for all users, and the celebration of community identity, history, and place. Be a part of our initiative and help define what a 'Great Street' means for our community.
We want to hear from you!
We are competing to be one of four out of ten communities to be the winner and go into the next step - the build phase. In order to get here - we need to get as many surveys to tell the city what the community wants! Take the survey below to tell us what you want to see in Destination Little Ethiopia!