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Broadway Streetscape Renderings Published

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, December 04, 2009, at 02:09PM
Broadway Streetscape Rendering Melendrez / Bringing Back Broadway

A rendering of proposed Broadway streetscape, looking north from an intersection toward a transit station.

A refined Broadway streetscape plan was unveiled to more than 100 Downtown residents and stakeholders last week. Designed by Melendrez, the plan takes a toned-down approach to colors and textures, allowing the focus to remain on the buildings.

Those who were not able to make the meeting may be interested to see renderings that were posted on the Bringing Back Broadway site this week, showing two streetscape vignettes and a proposed scheme for seating.

The final streetscape plan will be delivered to the Broadway effort in the upcoming months, but the proposed changes aren't likely to make it to the street until 2014. The project's environmental studies will be done in concert with the streetcar project, and construction would likely go along with the rail line's tracks.

On the street, the plan proposed taking Broadway's existing six lanes and narrowing them down to just three, one southbound and two northbound. While the design is still being tweaked, traffic studies done for the project say that the lane configuration is doable, and both LADOT and Metro are said to be on-board.

A PDF of the renderings can be found on the Bringing Back Broadway website (3.3mb PDF).


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