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<ul><li><p>ENCINO</p><p>Streetscape Plan and Design Guidelines </p><p>Approved by the City Planning Commission on March 27, 2003.</p><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><p>Section 1. Introduction</p><p>Section 2. Encino Streetscape Plan</p><p>Section 3. Streetscape Elements &amp; Improvements</p><p>Section 4. Document Submittal Guidelines</p><p>Section 5. Maintenance</p><p>Section 6. On-Site Improvement Standards/Design Guidelines</p><p>Section 7. Document Submittal Guidelines For On-Site Projects</p><p>Section 8. Review</p><p>Section 9. Acknowledgements</p><p>A Part of the General Plan - City of Los Angeles www.lacity.org/pln (General Plan - Other Plans/Guidelines) </p></li><li><p>PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED AREA</p><p>Sher</p><p>man</p><p> Oak</p><p>s A</p><p>ve</p><p>Lind</p><p>ley </p><p>Ave</p><p>Hes</p><p>peria</p><p> Ave</p><p>Enfie</p><p>ld A</p><p>ve</p><p>Zelz</p><p>ah A</p><p>ve</p><p>New</p><p>cast</p><p>le A</p><p>ve</p><p>Yam</p><p>outh</p><p> Ave</p><p>Zelz</p><p>ah A</p><p>ve</p><p>Santa Rita St</p><p>Magnolia Blvd</p><p>Alon</p><p>zo A</p><p>ve</p><p>Whi</p><p>te O</p><p>ak A</p><p>ve</p><p>Texh</p><p>oma </p><p>Ave</p><p>Tarza</p><p>na St</p><p>Tarzana</p><p> St</p><p>Embassy Dr</p><p>Sosh</p><p>one </p><p>Ave</p><p>Enci</p><p>no A</p><p>ve</p><p>Chi</p><p>cope</p><p>e Av</p><p>e</p><p>Anda</p><p>sol A</p><p>ve</p><p>Tarzana St</p><p>Anda</p><p>sol A</p><p>ve</p><p>Ventura Blvd</p><p>Loui</p><p>se A</p><p>ve</p><p>Addison St</p><p>Alde</p><p>a Av</p><p>e</p><p>Ames</p><p>toy </p><p>Ave</p><p>Pancho St</p><p>Oak</p><p> Par</p><p>k Av</p><p>e</p><p>Gen</p><p>est a</p><p> Ave</p><p>Gen</p><p>est a</p><p> Ave</p><p>Addison Addison </p><p>Paso</p><p>Rob</p><p>les </p><p>Ave</p><p>Balb</p><p>oa B</p><p>lvd</p><p>Balbo</p><p>a Ave</p><p>Ventura Blvd</p><p>Balbo</p><p>a Av</p><p>e</p><p>Rub</p><p>io A</p><p>ve</p><p>Hav</p><p>enhu</p><p>rst A</p><p>ve</p><p>Rub</p><p>io A</p><p>ve</p><p>Oak View Ct</p><p>Hav</p><p>enhu</p><p>rst </p><p>Ave</p><p>Moorpark Dr</p><p>Balb</p><p>oa B</p><p>lvd</p><p>Ventura Blvd</p><p>Morris</p><p>on St</p><p>La Ma</p><p>ida St</p><p>Petit</p><p> Ave</p><p>Petit</p><p> A</p><p>ve</p><p>Oak V</p><p>iew D</p><p>r</p><p>Ventura Blvd</p><p>Moorpark St</p><p>Moorpark St</p><p>Noe</p><p>line </p><p>Ave</p><p>Ode</p><p>ssa </p><p>Ave</p><p>Noe</p><p>line </p><p>Ave</p><p>Edge</p><p>rton </p><p>Ave</p><p>Libb</p><p>et A</p><p>ve</p><p>Valje</p><p>an A</p><p>ve</p><p>Swin</p><p>ton </p><p>Ave</p><p>Dickens St</p><p>Libb</p><p>et A</p><p>ve</p><p>Hur</p><p>f ord</p><p> Ter</p><p>r</p><p>Woo</p><p>dley</p><p> Av e</p><p>Moorpark St</p><p>Gav</p><p>iota</p><p> Ave</p><p>Dickens St</p><p>Glo</p><p>ria A</p><p>ve</p><p>Moorpark St</p><p>Milbank StDen</p><p>smor</p><p>e Av</p><p>e</p><p>Has</p><p>kell </p><p> Av e</p><p>Aque</p><p>duct</p><p> Ave</p><p>Firm</p><p>amen</p><p>t Av e</p><p>Dickens St</p><p>Den</p><p>smor</p><p>e Av</p><p>e</p><p>Dem</p><p>psey</p><p> Ave</p><p>Has</p><p>kell </p><p> Ave</p><p>Dem</p><p>psey</p><p> Ave</p><p>Milbank St</p><p>Moorpark StMoorpark St</p><p>Firm</p><p>amen</p><p>t </p><p> A</p><p>ve</p><p>Dickens St</p><p>Camarillo St</p><p>Col</p><p>lett </p><p>Ave</p><p>Ventura Blvd</p><p>Orio</p><p>n Av</p><p>e</p><p>Greenleaf St</p><p>Varden St</p><p>San </p><p>Die</p><p>go F</p><p>rwy</p><p>Lang</p><p>don </p><p>Ave</p><p>Sutton St</p><p>San </p><p>Dieg</p><p>o Fr</p><p>wy</p><p>New</p><p>cast</p><p>le A</p><p>v</p><p>SUBAREA A SUBAREA B</p><p>SUBAREA C</p><p>Encino:001:06.20.2002</p><p>Map of Encino Streetscape Subareas</p><p>Not to Scale</p></li><li><p>-i-</p><p>TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><p> Page No.1.0 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1</p><p>1.1 How to Use these Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.3 Streetscape Improvement Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.4 Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.5 Business Improvement Districts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3</p><p>2.0 ENCINO STREETSCAPE PLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.1 General Themes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3</p><p>Major Intersection Planting Rhythm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.2 Streetscape Subareas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5</p><p>Map of Encino Subareas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.2.1 Table 1 - Predominant Trees in each Subarea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.2.2 Table 2 - Predominant Trees in Subarea B (BID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.2.3 Sample of Flowering/Ornamental Trees in each Subarea . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.3 Off-Boulevard/Extended Streetscape Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10</p><p>3.0 STREETSCAPE ELEMENTS AND IMPROVEMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.1 Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.1.1 Planting Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.1.2 Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.2 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.2.1 Pedestrian Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113.2.2 Roadway Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113.2.3 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123.3 Street Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123.3.1 Ash Urns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123.3.2 Benches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123.3.3 Bicycle Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.3.4 Bollards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.3.5 Bus Shelters and Bus Benches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.3.6 Ornamental Fountains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133.3.7 Kiosks and Monuments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.3.8 Sculptures, Artwork, and Interpretive Monuments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.3.9 Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.3.10 Pots/Planters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143.3.11 Trash Receptacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.3.12 Tree Well Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.3.13 Tree Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.3.14 Aboveground Utility Vaults and Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.4 Flatwork Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.4.1 Interlocking Pavers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163.5 Roadway Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173.5.1 Planted Medians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173.6 Intersection Improvements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18</p></li><li><p>-ii-</p><p>3.6.1 Major or Secondary Intersections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183.7 Community Signage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183.7.1 Gateway Signage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183.7.2 Street Banners and Flags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183.7.3 Medallions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18</p><p>4.0 DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194.1 Site Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204.2 Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204.3 Material Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20</p><p>5.0 MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.1 Maintenance Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.2 Street Tree Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.3 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215.4 Irrigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225.5 Pruning and Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22</p><p>6.0 ON-SITE IMPROVEMENT STANDARDS/DESIGN GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226.1 On-Site Signage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226.2 Paint/Color Surface Treatments - Commercial Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . 236.3 On-Site Signage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236.4 Buffers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236.4.1 Buffers Between Vehicular Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236.4.2 Buffers Between Uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246.5 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246.6 Parking Lots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246.6.1 Parking Lot/Structure Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246.7 Utility Undergounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266.8 Additional Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266.8.1 On-Site Circulation and Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266.8.2 Building Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27</p><p>7.0 DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES FOR ON-SITE PROJECTS . . . . . . . . . . . 277.1 Site Plans for On-Site Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277.2 Photographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287.3 Material Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28</p><p>8.0 REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288.1 Shop Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28</p><p>9.0 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29</p></li><li><p> Encino Streetscape Plan &amp; Design Guidelines </p><p>1</p><p>ENCINO STREETSCAPE PLAN &amp; DESIGN GUIDELINES</p><p>Section 1. INTRODUCTION</p><p>1.1 How to use these Guidelines</p><p>The Encino Streetscape Plan expands on the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan. The StreetscapePlan provides general design guidelines for the community, thenfurther identifies the planting and landscape features desired forthe particular subarea in which a project is to be located. </p><p>This Plan is intended to be used by Applicants for streetscapeprojects, public agencies, members of Business ImprovementDistricts (BIDs), and neighborhood associations. In addition tothe guidelines set forth in the Encino Streetscape Plan,Applicants, public agencies, and other interested parties shouldreview the pertinent provisions of the Ventura/CahuengaBoulevard Corridor Specific Plan, and consult with the plannerfrom the Department of City Planning who administers theSpecific Plan.</p><p>It is intended that other city departments and public agenciesrefer to this Plan when installing hardware, street furniture andother related items in the public right-of-way.</p><p>1.2 Background</p><p>The Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan includesa proviso for the establishment of streetscape and designguidelines that define and express the character of the Encinoportion of Ventura Boulevard in a unified and attractive manner.Such guidelines are to be in the form of a Streetscape Plan andDesign Guidelines which reflect the history of the community andintegrate well with the existing building inventory. ThisStreetscape Plan reflects the input from several public hearings,the contributions of volunteer architects, and the advice of theEncino Design Advisory Committee.</p><p>1.3 Streetscape Improvement Program</p><p>The Encino Streetscape Plan is intended to enhance theaesthetics of the Boulevard environment and create a morepedestrian-friendly atmosphere. The street furniture, pavingmaterials, and lighting are to be placed in the public sidewalkareas for the community.</p></li><li><p> Encino Streetscape Plan &amp; Design Guidelines </p><p>2</p><p>A variety of design guidelines are combined in the streetscapeplan for the creation of an attractive environment for pedestrianactivity. Design features include:</p><p>Street Trees. To provide shade and to create space that isdesigned to human scale, comfort, and function. Trees have beenselected which, with maturity, will grow tall enough to notinterfere with commercial signage and which will need minimalpruning.</p><p>Lighting. To provide safety and security for pedestrians, to createcommunity character and enhance community identity. </p><p>Street Furniture, Benches and Bus Shelters. To providepedestrians, especially the disabled and elderly, with amenitiesthat encourage window shopping and browsing in comfort, and toencourage more frequent and longer visits to the area. Thisincludes all structures and temporary elements placed by publicagencies, non-profit agencies, and private parties on the publicright-of-way.</p><p>Enhanced Paving. Designated sidewalks and crosswalks will beaesthetically enhanced with special paving or stamping, asapproved by the Department of Transportation. This will be usedto highlight a major crossroad or point of interest in thecommunity.</p><p>Color. To enhance the aesthetic appearance of street amenitiesby designating colors which produce a greening effect on thestreet environment. Streetscape projects funded by publicmonies shall be painted, to the extent possible, Spring StreetGreen. Streetscape projects acquired through private fundingsources, shall be painted, to the extent possible, Ivy Green. </p><p>1.4 Goals</p><p>? To promote the integration of signage, landscaping, andarchitectural design at the conceptual stage of allproposed projects, whether on private property or on thepublic right- of-way.</p><p>? To promote awareness that parking facilities are part ofthe commercial environment and to integrate theirappearance with the planned Streetscape.</p><p>? To preserve and enhance community aesthetics byestablishing coordinated and comprehensive standardsfor signs, buffers, setbacks, lot coverage, andlandscaping. </p><p>? To promote an attractive pedestrian environment whichwill encourage pedestrian activity and reduce trafficcongestion.</p></li><li><p> Encino Streetscape Plan &amp; Design Guidelines </p><p>3</p><p>? To promote and enhance the distinct character of eachof the five Specific Plan communities by establishingdesign guidelin...</p></li></ul>