Grand Avenue Pedestrian Improvements Plan

City of Los Angeles

The Mobility Group staff was retained by the Music Center of Los Angeles to help translate a grand vision for Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles into reality.   A number of world-renowned architects, including Frank Gehry, Jose Rafael Moneo, Arata Isozaki and Laurie Olin, along with prominent civic leaders, identified a vision for an improved Grand Avenue boulevard street between the Hollywood Freeway and 5th Street connecting the new Lady of Our Angels Cathedral, the Music Center, the new Disney Concert Hall, and MOCA, along a pedestrian-friendly boulevard.  The Mobility Group evaluated these concepts, developed workable street design concepts to accommodate them, and obtained approvals from the City of Los Angeles DOT.  The roadway was realigned and its width narrowed and sidewalks widened, along with a comprehensive streetscape enhancement program, to deemphasize traffic and create an improved pedestrian circulation environment.  The Mobility Group continued work with the team in the development of the Grand Avenue Plan including further streetscape improvements over an extended area and integrated improvements to the Downtown Civic Park.

Grand Avenue Pedestrian Improvements Plan

City of Los Angeles

The Mobility Group staff was retained by the Music Center of Los Angeles to help translate a grand vision for Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles into reality.   A number of world-renowned architects, including Frank Gehry, Jose Rafael Moneo, Arata Isozaki and Laurie Olin, along with prominent civic leaders, identified a vision for an improved Grand Avenue boulevard street between the Hollywood Freeway and 5th Street connecting the new Lady of Our Angels Cathedral, the Music Center, the new Disney Concert Hall, and MOCA, along a pedestrian-friendly boulevard.  The Mobility Group evaluated these concepts, developed workable street design concepts to accommodate them, and obtained approvals from the City of Los Angeles DOT.  The roadway was realigned and its width narrowed and sidewalks widened, along with a comprehensive streetscape enhancement program, to deemphasize traffic and create an improved pedestrian circulation environment.  The Mobility Group continued work with the team in the development of the Grand Avenue Plan including further streetscape improvements over an extended area and integrated improvements to the Downtown Civic Park.