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  1. HOLLYWOOD / WESTERN STREETSCAPE GUIDELINES June 24, 2010

  2. HOLLYWOOD / WESTERN Kathryn Cerra Associates, Landscape Architects Kathy Cerra Ana Tabuena

  3. HOLLYWOOD / WESTERNPROJECT LIMITS • Hollywood Boulevard, Gower to Western • Western Avenue, Franklin to Santa Monica

  4. PROCESS • Gather information • Reach out to interested participants • Hold a community Workshop • Establish project goals • Create Draft Streetscape Plan • Meet with community to share Streetscape Plan; Revise as needed • Final Plan Review with Community • Include final comments & issue Plan

  5. STREETSCAPE GOALS • Safe sidewalks and neighborhoods • Improve “walkability” • Improve appearance • Extend Hollywood Blvd “glamour” to east of Gower

  6. HOLLYWOOD BLVD at Gower • Enhanced paving • Canary Island Palms

  7. HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARDTourist Stop

  8. HOLLYWOOD BLVD at Western

  9. HOLLYWOOD BLVD - Trees Pink Trumpet Tree OR Chinese Pistache VOTE TONIGHT Canary Island Palm

  10. HOLLYWOOD BLVD – TREES

  11. HOLLYWOOD BLVD – TREES

  12. HOLLYWOOD & WESTERN – TREES • GUIDELINE: • Plant Gower and Western intersections per plan • Retain mature trees • Retain trees at frontage owners’ requests • Replace unwanted, undesirable trees (poor health, lifting paving, creating a nuisance) • Replacements shall be 36” box size, planted per guideline details in 5’x8’ tree wells • Replacement tree: VOTE TONIGHT

  13. WESTERN AVENUE – TREES

  14. WESTERN AVENUE – TREES • GUIDELINE: • Plant per plan • Retain selected mature trees • Retain trees at frontage owners’ requests • Replace unwanted, undesirable trees (poor health, lifting paving, creating a nuisance) • Replacements shall be 26” box size, planted per guideline details in 4x10’ tree wells • Replacement tree is Chinese Flame Tree

  15. HOLLYWOOD BLVD – Tree Wells

  16. HOLLYWOOD and WESTERN Crosswalk Paving Wausau Granitex pavers are high strength concrete with exposed natural stone aggregate textured finishes. DOT’s white paving stripes will be placed to each side of paved crosswalks, per City requirements.

  17. HOLLYWOOD BLVD – PAVING

  18. WESTERN AVENUE – PAVING • Uncolored concrete • Scored at 5’ on centers • Corner paving scored at 2 ½’ on centers and rotated • New ADA ramps

  19. HOLLYWOOD and WESTERNBus Zones • GUIDELINE: • Enhanced Paving • Street Tree if possible • Bus Shelter or bench • Trash receptacle • Bus Schedule Info / Sign • Bus Safety Lighting • New bus shelter where possible (15’ wide sidewalks) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD WESTERN AVENUE

  20. CURB EXTENSIONS • Benefits of Curb Extensions: • Shortens pedestrian crossing time / distance (less wait time for cars) • Traffic calming – slows vehicles • Enhances aesthetics of the area • Defines a district appearance • May define a sidewalk café zone • Provides additional areas for water infiltration – reduces stormwater overflows and related damage • Improves air quality (added plants)

  21. CURB EXTENSIONS

  22. CURB EXTENSIONS WESTERN AVENUE

  23. CURB EXTENSION PLANTINGS

  24. HOLLYWOOD & WESTERNBus Safety & Other Lighting • Bureau of Street Lighting approved fixtures • Lamp is high pressure sodium (LED available in near future) • Two fixtures may be placed at a Bus Zone and will be maintained by City staff: • VOTE FOR ONE TONIGHT • EXISTING STREET LIGHTING: Paint Poles BLACK (to match existing Hollywood Blvd poles west of Gower) Downtown Light Coachman King

  25. HOLLYWOOD & WESTERNPedestrian Lighting Assessment • Bureau of Street Lighting conducts a special assessment district election (Proposition 218) for approximate cost of $25,000. • If 50% or more of voting property owners approve the assessment district, they will be assessed annually for capital and maintenance costs • City uses the taxes collected to purchase, install, and maintain the pedestrian lights

  26. HOLLYWOOD & WESTERNBUS SHELTERS • As feasible, replace existing City Coordinated Street Furniture program shelter and trash receptacle with this “Heritage Collection” style bus shelter • Install one new shelter at new location on Hollywood Blvd and one new location on Western Ave

  27. BENCH & LITTER RECEPTACLE

  28. SIGNAGE • PROVIDE PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED SIGNS • to show Walking Distances and times from “here” to • places of interest • Involve local artisans in designing, producing, and placing signage

  29. HOLLYWOOD BLVD Plants and Containers

  30. HANGING BASKETS • Add Hanging Flower Baskets at 101 FWY on Hollywood Blvd and on Western Ave

  31. TIER 1 MAINTENANCE:

  32. TIER 2 MAINTENANCE: SITE FURNITURE: BIKE RACKS CONTAINERS WITH PLANTINGS TRASH RECEPTACLES & BENCHES (Not City Street Furniture) NEW SIDEWALK CURB EXTENSIONS NEW PARKWAY PLANTINGS PAVING: CUSTOM CONCRETE ON SIDEWALKS, CROSSWALKS IN STREETS ART WORKS PEDESTRIAN LIGHTING ALONG ENTIRE SIDEWALK LENGTH (Requires vote for new tax assessment on property owners)

  33. TIER 2 MAINTENANCE:

  34. TIER 2 MAINTENANCE:

  35. NEXT STEPS • Final City staff reviews & comments • Final community comments • KCA revise plans as needed • September 1 or sooner: Final documents to Council Districts 4 and 13, to be used by Community and City for Grant Applications and Funding