Hollywood : Redevelopment Plans

The Community Redevelopment Agency is seeking public comment on two plans that deal with the revitalization of Hollywood and traffic problems affecting the community.

The CRA last week released the draft transportation and urban design plans that incorporated input from the community and advisory board that was gathered over the last two years. Public comment will be sought on the plans until Nov. 20.

The proposed Hollywood Transportation Plan includes road improvements, traffic management, expanded public transit, reduction of adverse impacts of Metro Rail construction, parking and financing.

The proposed Hollywood Boulevard District Urban Design Plan makes recommendations to enhance and preserve the architectural and functional character of the landmark thoroughfare. It provides for more sidewalks and open space, includes residential and mixed-use development and contains incentives for reuse and rehabilitation of significant buildings.

Comment on both plans will be taken at the biennial public hearing for the entire $922-million Hollywood renewal project, scheduled for Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd. The CRA Board of Commissioners is expected to schedule another public hearing on the two plans in December.

Redevelopment officials say they hope the transportation and urban design plans will be ready for adoption by June, 1991.

Copies of the plans are available for review at the Hollywood Redevelopment Project site office at 6255 Sunset Blvd., suite 711, the Hollywood branch of the Public Library, 1623 Ivar Ave., the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce office, 6255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 911, and the Hollywood Economic Revitalization Effort project office, 6541 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, call the redevelopment project office at (213) 461-1066.

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