Los Angeles Transit Neighborhood Plans (LATNP) and Five Streetscape Plans
Los Angeles, California
Gruen Associates is currently the Land Use Planner, Urban Designer and Landscape Architect Consultant on a multi-disciplinary team assisting the City of Los Angeles’ Department of City Planning staff in preparing Transit Neighborhood Plans and five streetscape plans around four Exposition Light Rail stations, where people can live, work, shop and dine, all within a safe and pedestrian-friendly environment providing walkability to transit stations. As part of the two-year planning effort, the focus of the plans is to establish new development regulations that better support transit ridership, such as allowing increased development intensity near stations where appropriate; requiring the design of new buildings to be pedestrian-oriented and mixed-use; and improving the configuration and condition of streets to better promote pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular circulation. The draft documents are out for public review.