An eight-year-old plan to convert a one-block stretch of Broxton Avenue into a pedestrian-only plaza is set to finally move forward this summer.
The Daily Bruin reports that the Westwood Village Improvement Association has received approvals from the City of Los Angeles to finally implement the Broxton Plaza project, which would close Broxton Avenue to automobiles between Weyburn Avenue and Kinross Avenue .
The project is being built through the L.A. Department of Transportation's People St Program, which helps communities add plazas, parklets, and other small open space features to their neighborhoods.
Planning for the Broxton Street plaza dates to 2015, when the Westwood Village Improvement Association began circulating a petition seeking support for the project - which then called for the plaza to be built one block to the north between Weyburn and Le Conte Avenue. While the project was approved in 208 by the L.A. city Council, pandemic-induced staffing shortages and other setbacks within LADOT delayed implementation until now.
According to the Daily Bruin, work is expected to be completed by July. After that point, the space will be programmed with farmers markets, music, and other events.
The new plaza will be located just two blocks north of the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards, where a new subway station is slated to open in 2027 as part of the final phase of Metro's Purple Line extension between Century City and the VA Campus.
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