Broadway Streetscape Master Plan and Pilot Project

Broadway Streetscape Master Plan and Pilot Project

Client CRA-LA/City of Los Angeles
Location Los Angeles

The Broadway Streetscape Master Plan was completed with the CRA/LA and Bringing Back Broadway, a public-private partnership initiative of Councilman Jose Huizar that focuses on the historic Broadway theatre district between 2nd and Olympic. The first phase, opened in August of 2014, includes a innovative “dress rehearsal” installation of sidewalk extensions delineated from the roadway with bollards, planters, and special paving. This groundbreaking approach allowed significant changes to be implemented in the short term in a cost effective way, influencing future planning in Los Angeles. 

The Streetscape Plan provides a framework for streetscape and infrastructure improvements that will slim the street for automobiles and include sidewalk extensions and mid-block crossings to enhance the pedestrian experience. The project seeks to activate life on the street, supporting a thriving theater district, spurring economic development, and celebrating existing historic buildings.  


Award of Merit, Implementation Award, Large Jurisdiction, American Planning Association (APA) Los Angeles, 2014