Sunset Triangle Plaza, LA’s first street-to-plaza conversion, opened Sunday afternoon.
The plaza was designed by Rios Clementi Hale and is located on the corner at Sunset Blvd. and Griffith Park Blvd. The section of Griffith Park is now closed to cars and was painted with polka dots. Street furniture that will be taken in at night.
“By reclaiming small, unused and underutilized spaces and transforming them into welcoming public places that benefit business owners, residents, pedestrians and bikers, this project shows that ‘place’ is very important to the health of a community,” said Dr. Paul Simon of the LA County Department of Public Health, according to the Echo Park Patch. Sunset Triangle Plaza will be in trial mode for about a year and was organized by Streets For People.
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