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The Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan was adoptedin 1999 with the intent of creating a beautiful, vibrant Main Street that would reflect the communitys identity and would connect and unify West Hollywood from its eastern boundary at La Brea Avenue to its western boundary at Doheny Drive, with distinctive gateways at both ends. Construction of the initial improvements was completed in 2001, including widened sidewalks with corner curb extensions, irrigated street trees in parkways or gap-graded (structural), pedestrian street lights and landscaped medians. Bus shelters and news rack corrals were added a few years later.As the Citys eastern gateway and with its connection to Santa Monica Boulevard, La Brea Avenue provides the opportunity to extend the communitys vision of a vibrant, unifiedMain Street north to Fountain Avenue and south to Romaine Avenue and to contribute to a distinctive eastern gateway. The La Brea Avenue Master Plan identifies streetscape improvements, complementary to those on Santa Monica Boulevard, which, together with high-quality development projects, will implement the communitys vision.The master plan was prepared with input from the Public Facilities Commission and Eastside Redevelopment Project Area PAC.The master plan includes: 1) improvements to be made by the City with grant funding, which will be available starting in Fiscal July 2011 and 2) other improvements to be made within the public right-of-way (PROW) adjacent to and in conjunction with individual development projects or using other funding sources.

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<p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN</p> <p>City of West Hollywood May 2010</p> <p>Prepared by</p> <p>Patricia Smith, ASLA, AICP with Francis Krahe Associates</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN</p> <p>CONTENTS</p> <p>1 ovERviEW &amp; ExiSTiNg CoNdiTioNS ..............................................1</p> <p>2 dESigN PLAN ..................................................................................................... 62.1 PHASE 1 CiT Y iMPRovEMENTS .................................................................................. 6 2.2 PHASE 2 dEvELoPER ENHANCEMENTS .................................................................. 12</p> <p>3 dESigN ELEMENTS .................................................................................... 183.1 STREET TREES ..........................................................................................................19 3.2 PARkWAY PALETTE ...................................................................................................20 3.3 LigHTiNg ELEMENTS ................................................................................................21 3.4 FURNiSHiNgS PALETTE ............................................................................................24 3.5 SidEWALk LAYoUT diAgRAMS .................................................................................25 3.6 BUS SToP gARdEN ExAMPLES ................................................................................27</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN iv</p> <p>OVERVIEW &amp; EXISTING CONDITIONS</p> <p>1</p> <p>overview The Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan was adopted in 1999 with the intent of creating a beautiful, vibrant Main Street that would reflect the communitys identity and would connect and unify West Hollywood from its eastern boundary at La Brea Avenue to its western boundary at Doheny Drive, with distinctive gateways at both ends. Construction of the initial improvements was completed in 2001, including widened sidewalks with corner curb extensions, irrigated street trees in parkways or gap-graded (structural), pedestrian street lights and landscaped medians. Bus shelters and news rack corrals were added a few years later. As the Citys eastern gateway and with its connection to Santa Monica Boulevard, La Brea Avenue provides the opportunity to extend the communitys vision of a vibrant, unifiedMain Street north to Fountain Avenue and south to Romaine Avenue and to contribute to a distinctive eastern gateway. The La Brea Avenue Master Plan identifies streetscape improvements, complementary to those on Santa Monica Boulevard, which, together with high-quality development projects, will implement the communitys vision. The master plan was prepared with input from the Public Facilities Commission and Eastside Redevelopment Project Area PAC. The master plan includes: 1) improvements to be made by the City with grant funding, which will be available starting in Fiscal July 2011 and 2) other improvements to be made within the public right-of-way (PROW) adjacent to and in conjunction with individual development projects or using other funding sources.</p> <p>FOUNTAIN AVENUE</p> <p>LEXINGTON AVENUE LA BREA AVENUE SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD ROMAINE STREETLA BREA AVENUE PLAN AREA</p> <p>Santa Monica Boulevard Master Plan Area</p> <p>City of West Hollywood boundaries</p> <p>Diagram of Project AreaLa Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 1</p> <p>1.0</p> <p>OVERVIEW &amp; E XISTING CONDITIONS</p> <p>Existing Santa Monica Boulevard streetscape improvements.</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 2</p> <p>OVERVIEW &amp; EXISTING CONDITIONS</p> <p>1.0</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - East Side between Fountain Av and Lexington Av</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - West Side between Lexington Av and Fountain AvLa Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 3</p> <p>1.0</p> <p>OVERVIEW &amp; E XISTING CONDITIONS</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - East Side between Lexington Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd.</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - West Side between Santa Monica Blvd. and LexingtonLa Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 4</p> <p>OVERVIEW &amp; EXISTING CONDITIONS</p> <p>1.0</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - East Side between Santa Monica Blvd. and Romaine Street.</p> <p>La Brea Blvd Elevation - West Side between Romaine Street and Santa Monica Blvd.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 5</p> <p>2 1 DESIGN PLANPhase 1 City improvement Plan The City Improvement Plan is the first phase of streetscape improvements. The City has already installed bus shelters and news rack enclosures of the same design as on Santa Monica Boulevard. With METRO Call-for-Project funding, which was approved in 2009 and will be available for funding design and construction starting in Fiscal Year 20112012, the City will undertake the following streetscape improvements, which will be compatible with those on Santa Monica Boulevard: Raised, landscaped medians Continuous landscaped, stormwater infiltration parkways Canopy street trees Pedestrian lighting Gateway lighting</p> <p>New and existing streetscape components are shown in the sketches and schematic plans that follow.</p> <p>Street tree - street light - parking space pattern.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 6</p> <p>CIT Y IMPROVEMENT PL AN</p> <p>2.1</p> <p>Sidewalk view of City improvements where existing sidewalks are 9 6 wide.</p> <p>Sidewalk view of City improvements where existing sidewalks are 15 wide.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 7</p> <p>2.1</p> <p>CIT Y IMPROVEMENT PL AN</p> <p>Aerial view of City improvements where existing sidewalks are 9 6 wide.</p> <p>Aerial view of City improvements where existing sidewalks are 15 wide.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 8</p> <p>CIT Y IMPROVEMENT PL AN</p> <p>2.1</p> <p>RAMP</p> <p>Fountain Ave</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>23.8102</p> <p>LA</p> <p>Lexington Ave</p> <p>LEXINGTON</p> <p>AVENUELexington AveP</p> <p>City Improvements - La Brea Avenue between Fountain Avenue and Lexington Avenue (assumes construction of projects currently in the City review process).La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 9</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>P</p> <p>BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>2.1</p> <p>CIT Y IMPROVEMENT PL AN</p> <p>LA</p> <p>Lexington Ave</p> <p>LEXINGTON</p> <p>AVENUELexington AveP</p> <p>G</p> <p>STREET</p> <p>DETROIT</p> <p>LA BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>City Improvements - La Brea Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard (assumes construction of projects currently in the City review process).La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 10</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>P</p> <p>B</p> <p>CIT Y IMPROVEMENT PL AN</p> <p>2.1</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>LA BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>Romaine St</p> <p>City Improvements - La Brea Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard and Romaine Street (assumes construction of projects currently in the City review process).La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 11</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>Phase 2 developer Enhancements The Developer Improvement Plan is the second phase of streetscape improvements. In this phase, the Developer will be responsible for: Widening the sidewalks to at least 18 feet Expanding the stormwater infiltration parkways to 8 feet wide Planting and irrigating infill street trees and parkway plants Installing new sidewalk paving Installing infill street lights Expanding the landscaped median where they could not be installed in Phase 1 . Upllighting median trees. Installing appropriate street furniture, including seating and bicycle racks as directed by the Citys Urban Designer. Incorporating sidewalk elements that both reinforce the adjacent active ground floor uses and enhance social interaction along the sidewalk. Where there is a bus stop adjacent, working closely with the Citys Urban Designer to design and implement a Bus Stop Garden that is both integrated with the La Brea Avenue streetscape and complements the development project.</p> <p>These improvements will be made in conjunction with each development project in the Master Plan area and completed prior to issuance of a Certificate of Completion for that project. New and existing streetscape components are shown in the schematic plans that follow.</p> <p>Street tree - street light - parking space pattern.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 12</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>Sidewalk view of future improvements where new sidewalk is the minimum 18 required by the Master Plan.</p> <p>Sidewalk view of future improvements where existing sidewalks are 25 wide, similar to the western portion of Santa Monica Boulevard. One of the defining elements on Santa Monica Boulevard is the double row of trees in locations where the sidewalk is at least 24 wide. While 25 wide sidewalks are not required on La Brea Avenue, developers are encouraged to incorporate them along some of their street frontage to provide opportunities for outdoor dining and additional landscaping, including a second row of trees which may be either aligned with the street tree, as on Santa Monica Boulevard, or staggered.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 13</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>Aerial view of future improvements where new sidewalk is the minimum 18 required by the Master Plan.</p> <p>Aerial view of future improvements where existing sidewalks are 25 wide, similar to the western portion of Santa Monica Boulevard.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 14</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>RAMP</p> <p>Fountain Ave</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>LA</p> <p>Lexington Ave</p> <p>LEXINGTON</p> <p>AVENUELexington AveP</p> <p>Plan with Developer Enhancements - La Brea Avenue between Fountain Avenue and Lexington Avenue.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 15</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>P</p> <p>BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>LA</p> <p>Lexington Ave</p> <p>LEXINGTON</p> <p>AVENUELexington AveP</p> <p>G</p> <p>STREET</p> <p>DETROIT</p> <p>LA BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>Plan with Developer Enhancements - La Brea Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Santa Monica Monica Blvd Santa Boulevard.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 16</p> <p>POOL</p> <p>P</p> <p>BR</p> <p>DEVELOPER ENHANCEMENTS</p> <p>2.2</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>Santa Monica Blvd</p> <p>LA BREA</p> <p>AVENUE</p> <p>Romaine St</p> <p>Plan with Developer Enhancements - La Brea Avenue between Santa Monica Boulevard and Romaine Street.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 17</p> <p>3 DESIGN ELEMENTSThis section describes the individual elements of the plan, including: Street trees Parkway and median design and plant palette Lighting components Paving pattern Street furnishings Sidewalk layout diagrams Bus stop garden examples.</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 18</p> <p>STREET TREES</p> <p>3.1</p> <p>STREET TREES</p> <p>Jacaranda mimosifolia (Jacaranda) at corners and in medians</p> <p>Ulmus parvifolia Drake (Drake Elm) midblockLa Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 19</p> <p>3.2</p> <p>PARKWAY PL ANT PALET TE</p> <p>2nd and 4th Street Plant Palette. The PLANTS FOR PARKWAYS are, MEDIANS ILLUSTRATIVE DROUGHT-TOLERANTcurb extension planting areaANDfor the most part, very shady. Curb Adjacent Plants: 2-foot tall owering succulents or perennials</p> <p>Center Accent Plants: 3-foot tall owering succulents or perennials</p> <p>Walkway Adjacent Plants: low-growing succulents, perennials or grasses</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 20</p> <p>LIGHTING ELEMENTS</p> <p>3.3</p> <p>THROUGH COORDINATION WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON, FIXTURES TO INCREASE FIXTURE EFFICIENCY FIXTURES TO INCREASE FIXTURE EFFICIENCY STANDARD MEDIAN LIGHT RETROFIT EXISTING ROADWAY RETROFIT EXISTING ROADWAY FIXTURES TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY</p> <p>- Retrofit existing lamp with updated lamp technology (replacing existing lamp with Metal Halide or warm white LED source) - Increased lamp efficiency provides same light output with fewer watts - New lamps use existing globe and lamp holder saving money on new materials. Only new lamp and ballast need to be provided.</p> <p>- Retrofit existing lamp with updated lamp technology (replacing existing lamp with Metal Halide or warm white LED source) - Increased lamp efficiency provides same light output with fewer watts - New lamps use existing globe and lamp holder saving money on new materials. Only new lamp and ballast need to be provided.</p> <p>Retrofit Cobra Retrofit existing pedestrian globes Head fixtures</p> <p>Retrofit existing pedestrian globes</p> <p>Palm</p> <p>IMPROVED IGHT</p> <p>RETROFIT FIXTURES PROVIDE IMPROVED COLOR AND QUALITY OF LIGHT</p> <p>ight with good color rendering with poor color rendering Light</p> <p>White light with good color rendering</p> <p>Palm</p> <p>RETROFIT LIGHTING AND MEDIANSCity of West Hollywood20 FEB 2009</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 21</p> <p>4-1 1-1</p> <p>Franc</p> <p>3.3</p> <p>LIGHTING ELEMENTS</p> <p>STANDARD MEDIAN LIGHTING EXAMPLES: UPLIGHTING AND LIGHTS ON TREES</p> <p>NEW LIGHTING ELEMENT NEW LIGHTING ELEMENTGATEWAY LIGHTING</p> <p>-SERIES OF DECORATIVE ELEMENTS ADDEDELEMENTS ADDED TO STREETSCAPE -SERIES OF DECORATIVE TO STREETSCAPE - CREATE ICON / IDENTITY PIECE FOR NEIGHBORHOOD NEIGHBORHOOD - CREATE ICON / IDENTITY PIECE FOR - ENGAGE PEDESTRIAN CULTURE - ENGAGE PEDESTRIAN CULTURE - CREATE HARMONY OF CONCEPT THROUGHOUT THROUGHOUT - CREATE HARMONY OF CONCEPT</p> <p>- VISUAL ELEMENT -FOR WAYFINDING OR TO MARK IMPORTANTMARK IMPORTANT P VISUAL ELEMENT FOR WAYFINDING OR TO PLACES - COLORED LIGHT TO ENLIVENLIGHT TO ENLIVEN THE NIGHTTIME EXPERIENCE - COLORED THE NIGHTTIME EXPERIENCE</p> <p>LARGE SCALE - gateways SCALE - gateways LARGE</p> <p>MEDIUM SCALE - intersections MEDIUM SCALE - intersections and crosswalks and crosswalks</p> <p>SMALL SCALE - throughout SMALL SCALE - throughout</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 22</p> <p>NEW LIGHTING ELEMENTS ELEMENTS NEW LIGHTINGCity of West Hollywood 4-1 1-2 City of West Hollywood20 FEB 2009 20 FEB 2009</p> <p>4-1 1-2</p> <p>LIGHTING ELEMENTS</p> <p>3.3</p> <p>VARIETY OF SCALES TO SHOW HIERARCHY OF PLACE- CLUSTERED LIGHT ELEMENTS - STATIC COLORS (NOT CHANGING) - FAMILY OF COLORS PER CLUSTER - STAINLESS POST WITH LENS- CLUSTERED LIGHT ELEMENTS - STATIC COLORS (NOT CHANGING)</p> <p>VARIETY OF SCALES TO SHOW HIERARCHY OF PLACE</p> <p>- QUANTITY AND FREQUENCY PER CLUSTER - FAMILY OF COLORS RELATED TO SCALE- STAINLESS POST WITH LENS - QUANTITY AND FREQUENCY RELATED TO SCALE</p> <p>O STREETSCAPELARGE SCALE - Only at prominent locations - GATEWAYSLARGE SCALE - Only at prominent locations</p> <p>ORHOOD</p> <p>MEDIUM SCALE - At regular intervals for wayfinding - CROSSWALKS</p> <p>SMALL SCALE - Used throughout - MEDIANS throughout - WALKWAYS - MEDIANS- WALKWAYS SMALL SCALE - Used</p> <p>OUT S</p> <p>- MAJOR INTERSECTIONSGATEWAYS - MAJOR INTERSECTIONS</p> <p>MEDIUM SCALE - At regular intervals for wayfinding</p> <p>MARK IMPORTANT PLACES</p> <p>- PARKS / PLAZAS - CROSSWALKS- PARKS / PLAZAS</p> <p>E EXPERIENCE</p> <p>ns</p> <p>La Brea Avenue Francis Krahe &amp; Assoc STREETSCAPE PLAN Francis Krahe &amp; Associates Inc. 23</p> <p>3.4</p> <p>FURNISHINGS PALET TE</p> <p>BUS SHELTER</p> <p>NEWSRACK ENCLOSURE</p> <p>SEATING &amp; TABLES</p> <p>TRASH BINS</p> <p>BIKE RACKS</p> <p>Landscape Forms Washington Square family of furnishings in a silver powder coat</p> <p>Ligne Cristal D</p> <p>bike hitch</p> <p>Note: all specified furniture is the Citys standard furniture.La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 24 La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN</p> <p>SIDEWALK L AYOUT DIAGRAMS</p> <p>3.5</p> <p>EXISTING 9 6 WIDE SIDEWALK</p> <p>9 6 WIDE SIDEWALK WIDENED TO 18</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>24'</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>4'</p> <p>24'</p> <p>2' 2' 2' 2'</p> <p>2' 2' 2' 2' Equal 24' 2.5' 1.5' 6.5' 18' 5' 5' 4'</p> <p>8'</p> <p>4' 8'</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>24'</p> <p>1.5'</p> <p>3' 9.5'</p> <p>5'</p> <p>4'</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 25</p> <p>3.5</p> <p>SIDEWALK L AYOUT DIAGRAMS</p> <p>EXISTING 15 WIDE SIDEWALK</p> <p>15 WIDE SIDEWALK WIDENED TO 18</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>24'</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>4'</p> <p>24'</p> <p>2' 2' 2' 2'</p> <p>2' 2' 2' 2' Equal 24' 1.5' 6.5' 18' 5' 5' 4'</p> <p>8'</p> <p>4' 8'</p> <p>Equal</p> <p>24'</p> <p>1.5'</p> <p>6.5' 15'</p> <p>5'</p> <p>2'</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 26</p> <p>4'</p> <p>BUS STOP GARDEN EX AMPLES</p> <p>3.6</p> <p>BUS STOP GARDEN EXAMPLES Left and below: Bus stop garden at Fairfaix Avenue.</p> <p>La Brea Avenue STREETSCAPE PLAN 27</p>