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WALK OF FAME MASTER PLAN CONCEPT PLAN JANUARY 2020


View of Grauman's (now TCL) Chinese Theatre and the 16th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, 1944. (Water and Power Associates)


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City of Los Angeles

Focus Group

Project Design Team

Council District 13 Council Member Mitch O’Farrell Dan Halden, Director, HEART of Hollywood Christine Peters, Policy Director Craig Bullock, Planning Director Sean Starkey, Hollywood Field Deputy

Bureau of Street Lighting Eddie Chavez

Bureau of Engineering Gus B. Malkoun, Project Manager Bill Lee, Senior Architect Neil Drucker, Program Manager

Department of Transportation Bhuvan Bajaj

Community Members Elvina Beck, Central Hollywood NC David Bolour, Community Member Anthony Conley, Hollywood Studio District NC Donelle Dadigan, Hollywood Historic Trust / Chamber Brian Dyer, Hollywood Hills West NC Det. Shannon Geaney, LAPD Rana Ghadban, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Kris Larson, Hollywood BID Gensler, Planning & Urban Design Li Wen, Project Principal Claudia Carol, Planning Director Jaymes Dunsmore, Lead Planner JT Theeuwes, Senior Urban Designer Sara Jafarpour, Urban Designer Eric Wong, Design Strategist DCA, Civil Engineering Steve Cummins, Principal Christopher Herrera, Engineer

Bureau of Street Services Kevin Minne Alexander Caiozzo

Office of Historic Resources Lambert Giessinger

John Lyons, Community Member Christy McAvoy., Hollywood Heritage Ana Martinez, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Wally Moran, Community Member Erin Penner, Hollywood United NC Katie Seymour, Community Member Christi Van Cleve, Hollywood Historic Trust Sarah Zurell, Community Member Sam Schwartz, Transportation Consultant Joe Iacobucci, Principal Christian Arkell, Senior Transportation Engineer Historic Resources Group, Historic Consultant Paul Travis, Principal Studio-MLA, Landscape Design Ben Feldmann, Principal Leland Saylor Associates, Cost Estimating Tommy Vest, Cost Estimator Renderings by Shimahara Visual

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View looking west down the center of Hollywood Boulevard, with the Warner Bros. (Pacific) Theatre at the northeast corner of Hollywood and Wilcox is on the right, 1953. (Water and Power Associates)


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Table of Contents

00 Executive Summary

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01 Introduction

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1.1  Project Overview 1.2  Project Process 1.3  Project Principles

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02 Planning Context  2.1 Overview 2.2  Hollywood Walk of Fame  2.3  Streetscape Elements 2.4  Access & Circulation 2.5 Parking 2.6  Historic Resources

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03 Community Engagement 43 3.1 Overview 3.2  Outreach Events & Activities

04 Streetscape Concept  4.1 Overview 4.2  Concept Design Elements 4.3  Street Configuration 4.4  Sidewalk & Infrastructure Improvements 4.5  Operations & Maintenance

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Executive Summary

Project Overview

Guiding Principles

Planning Context

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Los Angeles landmark that attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year.

At the core of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is a simple, but transformative idea: the street is for everyone.

The Walk of Fame today is a contested space, with insufficient space for the millions of people who visit every year.

2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of the first star ceremony. In recognition of this historic occasion, the City of Los Angeles has undertaken an ambitious program to revitalize the Walk of Fame.

This idea is embedded in the principles identified by Hollywood stakeholders, which serve as the over-arching goals for the project:

Establish a forward-looking framework to address present-day challenges and anticipate future needs.

Seventy percent of the existing space along Hollywood Boulevard is dedicated to vehicular use, with just thirty percent available for everything else. Along the limited existing sidewalk today, pedestrians, tourists, vendors, and performers compete for space with necessary infrastructure, including street furnishings, street lighting, landscaping, signage, bicycle parking, scooter parking, as well as other authorized and unauthorized uses. Not surprisingly, the star attraction—the Walk of Fame—gets lost in the clutter.

Provide an exemplary experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders, and enhance safety for all.

Community Engagement

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is the first step in re-imagining the Walk of Fame for the twentyfirst century. It establishes an aspirational vision for the Walk of Fame and a clear, implementable framework for future improvements. The project area includes the entire extent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comprising Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue and Vine Street from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard. The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is a project of the City of Los Angeles, led by the Bureau of Engineering in partnership with Council District 13 and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s HEART of Hollywood initiative. Design work is being led by Gensler, with support from Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, DCA Civil Engineering Group, Historic Resources Group, StudioMLA, and Leland Saylor Associates.

Create a place that celebrates the unique identity of Hollywood.

Catalyze economic development and investment. Provide spaces and amenities that accommodate a range of activities. Protect and preserve valuable historic resources. Together, these principles serve as the basis for the new vision for Hollywood Boulevard, which is embodied in this Concept Plan.

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Stakeholder and community engagement is an essential element of the planning process and served as the starting point for the development of the Concept Plan. In order to understand the perspective of Hollywood stakeholders, a series of meetings was conducted with residents, business owners, non-profit and community organizations and relevant City staff. These work sessions engaged participants in a series of activities leading to meaningful and actionable input. In addition, a large Community Open House was held with over 100 participants. Feedback from the broader Hollywood community was solicited and received through on-line and in-person engagement.


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Artistic interpretation of design concept for illustration only.

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Concept Plan Vision The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan envisions the transformation of Hollywood Boulevard from a traffic artery to a place for people. If implemented, the Concept Plan would provide multiple benefits to the Hollywood community and the city as a whole.

4. Enhance Landscaping The Concept Plan would enhance landscaping and provide more shade with a new landscape design for the Boulevard and new street trees to augment the existing tree canopy. 5. Celebrate Hollywood History & Identity The Concept Plan would celebrate Hollywood history and identity by restoring the Walk of Fame, and incorporating new signage to highlight historic features. 6. Increase Safety & Accessibility for All

Key elements of the Concept Plan include the following: 1. Provide More Space for People The Concept Plan would flip the ratio of space for people versus space for vehicles, more than doubling the amount of space available for residents and visitors by expanding the sidewalk and creating new event plazas. 2. Activate the Street & Sidewalk The Concept Plan would activate the street and sidewalk by providing space for a range of new amenities for residents and visitors, with places to eat, play, watch, perform, and rest. 3. Create a Cohesive Streetscape Design The Concept Plan would create a cohesive streetscape design through a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco design, which has a strong connection to Hollywood history and culture.

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The Concept Plan would enhance safety and accessibility with a variety of sidewalk, crosswalk, and intersection improvements. 7. Simplify Access & Parking The Concept Plan would simplify access and parking for residents and visitors by creating new dedicated rideshare pick-up and drop-off areas, providing centralized valet parking locations close to major destinations, and improving access to off-street parking. 8. Improve Alternative Mobility Options The Concept Plan would improve alternative mobility options that allow residents and visitors to access the Walk of Fame without driving, reducing congestion, noise, and emissions. 9. Augment the Experience The Concept Plan could augment the Walk of Fame experience with new lighting, technology, and a visitor center.


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Artistic interpretation of design concept for illustration only.

Figure 0.2 Concept Plan Vision: Sidewalk View HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME Concept Plan | January 2020


View of Vine Street looking north across Hollywood Blvd, with the Capitol Records Building in the distance on the right, ca. 1950s. (Water and Power Associates)


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Project Overview Project Process Project Principles


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Project Purpose & Background The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is the first step in reimagining Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame for the twenty-first century. Since February 9, 1960, when the first star awarded in a public ceremony was officially dedicated honoring actress Joanne Woodward, the Walk of Fame has grown to more than two thousand stars, celebrating honorees in five categories: Motion Pictures, Television, Recording, Radio, and Live Performance. Over time, the Walk of Fame has fallen into disrepair and many visitors leave disappointed with their experience. In addition to frayed sidewalks, worn landscaping, and incongruous street furnishings, pedestrian overcrowding and a disproportionate amount of space given to automobiles have contributed to a stale and uninspiring experience for residents and tourists alike. 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of that first star ceremony and in recognition of this historic occasion, the City of Los Angeles has undertaken an ambitious program to re-imagine and revitalize the Walk of Fame. The purpose of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is to develop a new vision for the Walk of Fame,

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Ground-breaking ceremony for the Walk of Fame (left). Actress Joanne Woodward was honored with the first star ceremony in 1960 (right).

that celebrates its past, looks towards the future, and restores its original vision of a place that “maintains the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” It establishes an aspirational vision for the Walk of Fame, and a clear, implementable framework, laying the foundation for future improvement work. The project area includes the entire extent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, comprising Hollywood Boulevard from Gower Street to La Brea Avenue and Vine Street from Yucca Street to Sunset Boulevard, as shown in Figure 1.1 on page 13.

The Concept Plan is a project of the City of Los Angeles, led by the Bureau of Engineering in partnership with Council District 13 and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell’s HEART of Hollywood initiative. Design work is being led by Gensler, with support from Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants, DCA Civil Engineering Group, Historic Resources Group, StudioMLA, and Leland Saylor Associates.


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Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Capitol Records Bldg

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Dolby Theatre HOLLYWOOD / HIGHLAND

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The Montalbán Theatre

Egyptian Theatre

El Capitan Theatre

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

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Selected features shown for reference only.

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Overview The planning process for this first phase of work, Concept Design, was organized in four sub-phases, with input from City staff and community stakeholders throughout.

one lane of traffic in each direction on Hollywood Blvd is potentially feasible due to (1) excess capacity on Sunset Blvd and (2) the limited network function of Hollywood Boulevard.

Phase 1-A: Project Kick-Off and Visioning

The analysis findings were documented in a report submitted by the Project Design Team to the Bureau of Engineering and Council District 13 on July 26, 2019, and are summarized in Chapter 2 of this document.

The planning process began with a Kick-Off Meeting with City leaders, staff and community stakeholders. The Project Design Team gathered project data and materials as the basis for the planning process. As part of this phase, the Project Design Team, led by Gensler, held initial Focus Group Meetings with key stakeholders, in coordination with the Bureau of Engineering and Council District 13. A summary of these meetings is included in Chapter 3 of this document. Phase 1-B: Existing Conditions Analysis Beginning with an initial site visit, the Project Design Team researched and reviewed of the existing physical conditions and planning issues. As part of this analysis, DCA Civil Engineering Group completed a Streetscape Condition Assessment, documenting damage to the curb and sidewalk as well as the condition of all star panels along the Walk of Fame. Additionally, as part of this analysis Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants completed a Traffic & Circulation Assessment, which concluded that removing

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The Existing Conditions Analysis, with the planning principles describing the over-arching project objectives, formed the basis for the development of concept design options in Phase 1-C. Phase 1-C: Draft Concept Plan Following the Existing Conditions Analysis, the Project Design Team developed initial Concept Design Options, which were presented to the Project Focus Group and the broader community. A summary of these meetings is included in Chapter 3 of this document. The Concept Design Options were refined and developed into a consolidated Design Concept by the Project Design Team based on the stakeholder and community feedback received. The Design Concept was documented in a the draft version of this document submitted by the Project Design Team to the Bureau of Engineering and Council District 13 on September 4, 2019.

Phase 1-D: Concept Plan The draft Concept Plan was presented to the Project Focus Group on September 25, 2019. Focus Group members review the plan and feedback to the Project Design team. A summary of that meeting is included in Chapter 3 of this document. Based on the feedback provided, the Project Design Team refined the design concepts and developed this Concept Plan, which was presented to the Cultural Heritage Commission on December 5, 2019. Future Phases 2-7 Future phases will include Schematic Design (Phase 2), Design Development (Phase 3), Construction Documentation (Phase 4), BID and Award (Phase 5), Construction (Phase 6) and Post Construction (Phase 7).


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Figure 1.2 Planning Process CITY REVIEW

CITY REVIEW

PROJECT KICK-OFF [PHASE 1-A]

CITY REVIEW

EXISTING CONDITIONS & OPPORTUNITIES ANALYSIS

DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN

CONCEPT PLAN

FUTURE PHASES

[PHASE 1-B]

[PHASE 1-C]

[PHASE 1-D]

[PHASES 2-7]

Project Start Up

Streetscape Condition Assessment

Review Existing Documents

Traffic & Circulation Assessment

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Evaluate Concept Design Options & Develop Consolidated Concept

Project Team Meetings Coordination with City Departments

Focus Group Meeting 1

Existing Conditions Analysis Report

Concept Plan

Project Team Meetings

Project Team Meetings Coordination with City Departments

Project Team Meetings

Coordination with City Departments DR

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Cost Estimate

Draft Concept Plan

Presentation to Cultural Heritage Commission

Focus Group Meeting 3

City Review & Approval

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Schematic Design

Design Development

Environmental Review Construction Documentation Phase 1 Construction Phase 1 Opens

Focus Group Meeting 2 Community Open House

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Principle 1

Principle 2

Principle 3

(Photo: Sean Pavone / Alamy Stock Photo)

Create a place that celebrates the unique identity of Hollywood.

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Establish a forward-looking framework to address present-day challenges and anticipate future needs.

Provide an exemplary experience for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders, and enhance safety for all.


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Principle 4

Principle 5

Principle 6

(Photo: Urbanize LA)

Catalyze economic development and investment.

Provide spaces and amenities that accommodate a range of activities.

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Protect and preserve valuable historic resources.


View of Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. looking west, with the Roosevelt Hotel in the distance on the left, 1951. (Water and Power Associates)


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2.1  Overview

Hollywood Boulevard Today Hollywood Boulevard today is a contested space, with insufficient space for the millions of people who visit every year. Seventy percent of the existing space is dedicated to vehicular use, including two lanes of on-street parking, two vehicular travel lanes in each direction, and a center turn lane, as shown in Figure 2.1. Just thirty percent of the existing space is available for non-vehicular uses. Pedestrians, tourists, vendors, and performers compete for space with necessary infrastructure, along with street furnishings, street lighting, landscaping, signage, bicycle parking, scooter parking, as well as other authorized and unauthorized uses. Not surprisingly, the star attraction—the Walk of Fame—gets lost in the clutter.

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Figure 2.1 Hollywood Boulevard (Typical Section) 70% Vehicular 30% Pedestrian

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ORANGE

HOLLYWOOD

SUNSET

1” = 500’ @ 11” x 17”

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2.2  Hollywood Walk of Fame

Overview The Walk of Fame, embedded in the public sidewalks along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, is a monument to various achievements in the entertainment industry. Conceptualized in the early 1950s, the Walk of Fame was originally intended to help revitalize the then-deteriorating neighborhood surrounding Hollywood Boulevard. On February 9, 1960, the first star awarded in a public ceremony was officially dedicated, honoring motion picture actress Joanne Woodward. Since then, over two thousand stars have been awarded, celebrating honorees in five categories: Motion Pictures, Television, Recording, Radio, and Live Performance. The Walk of Fame consists of three 36 x 36” black terrazzo squares separated by 1/8” zinc divider strips. Star panels, featuring coral-colored terrazzo stars with brass lettering and plaques, are located in the center of these three squares, with a square of black terrazzo separating each star panel. A second row of star panels, located on the interior side closer to the building face has been added in some locations. The terrazzo typically continues beyond these squares to the building faces and the existing street curb, as shown in Figure 2.3. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the Hollywood Historic Trust on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame Committee, comprised of five members representing each of the five categories of entertainment and a chairperson, reviews nominations and selects the honorees. Once a star is added, it becomes part of the historic fabric of the Walk of Fame and cannot be removed. On October 1, 2019, actor, director and producer Tyler Perry, was honored with the 2,675th star.

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Tyler Perry (front row, center) was honored with the 2,675th star, while Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (front row, left) and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Rana Ghadban (front row, right) watch. Also pictured (back row (front row, left to right) Sarah Zurell, Donelle Dadigan, Idris Elba, Crystal Fox and Kerry Washington (Getty Images North America).


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Figure 2.3 Existing Walk of Fame (Typical) EXISTING ASPHALT

EXISTING TERRAZZO

Star Condition Assessment As part of this project, the existing Walk of Fame star panels were evaluated and assigned one of five ratings based on the observed condition: Excellent No damage was observed and no repair is needed. Approximately 60% of the existing stars are rated 'Excellent.' Good Minor cracking or deterioration was observed, but no repair is recommended. Approximately 30% of the existing stars are rated 'Good.' Fair Larger cracking was observed and/or pieces of star are missing; repair is recommended for stars rated 'Fair.' Approximately 5% of the existing stars are rated 'Fair.' Poor Large cracks were observed and/or portions of star or surrounding square are up-heaved. Stars rated 'Poor' are the highest priority for repair. Approximately 2% of the existing stars are rated 'Poor.' Relocation Required Stars located in curb ramps or driveways are required to be relocated when these areas are repaired or upgraded. Approximately 3% of the existing stars may require relocation.

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Note: Not to scale.. LANE 2

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2.3  Streetscape Elements

Overview Hollywood Boulevard today is characterized by a streetscape cluttered with furnishings, lighting, landscaping, and signage from various improvement projects over the decades. While recent additions, such as new streetlights in 2005 and signage in 2019, are welcome improvements, older lights and signage from previous improvements projects remain in many places. Combined with the numerous types of street furnishings, the end result is a lack of aesthetic consistency along the boulevard.

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Figure 2.4 Existing Streetscape Clutter


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Figure 2.5 Existing Street Furnishings

Street Furnishings Hollywood Boulevard today features a variety of benches, trash receptacles, bike racks and other street furnishings that are inconsistent and contribute to the cluttered aesthetic. The existing standard for the tree wells along the Walk of Fame consists of two rows of small granite blocks at the perimeter of the tree well with decomposed granite located within the tree well. This creates a change in elevation between the sidewalk and the interior of the tree well, which presents a tripping hazard—especially on a crowded sidewalk with visitors taking photographs.

Benches

Trash Receptacles

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Street Lighting

Figure 2.6 Existing Street Lighting

Hollywood Boulevard features historic-inspired streetlights, designed to look like the ones that lined the street during its heyday in the 1930s. The new streetlights, installed in 2005, have teardrop heads on two arms at the top, providing light to the roadway, with an additional arm and light hanging over the sidewalk, as shown in Figure 2.6. In addition, there are a number of other lights along the Boulevard, including fixtures designed to look like film set lights and searchlights. These other lights, believed to be installed as part of a CRA/LA improvement project in the 1990s, are no longer functional.

Street Lights

“Film Set” Lights

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Street Trees

Figure 2.7 Existing Street Trees

Hollywood Boulevard today features four types of street trees. These include two types of shade trees, the evergreen Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus microcarpa), and the deciduous Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia), noted for their iconic blue-purple flowers, as well as two types of palms. The most common tree along the boulevard is the towering Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta). Over 200 Mexican Fan Palms line the Walk of Fame (including those along Vine Street), while Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) mark the intersections of Highland Avenue and Vine Street. Over time and for various reasons, many of these existing palm trees along Hollywood Boulevard have been removed.

Indian Laurel Fig, Ficus microcarpa

Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia

Ficus trees are evergreen trees native to Southeast Asia that grow quickly and provide abundant shade. They are also notoriously root-invasive. The roots frequently destroy adjacent sidewalks and create pedestrian hazards. The City of Los Angeles has spent tens of millions of dollars in sidewalk repair and related litigation due to the destructive power of ficus roots. Jacaranda trees are iconic due to their abundant seasonal purple flowers. They are also fast growing and require little water, but as a result their branches are soft and their wood is easily damaged. They also often require pruning, that, when not done, can leave the trees unhealthy and with an unattractive, bedraggled appearance. The flowers also tend to pose a slip hazard on smoother wet surfaces (such as a terrazzo sidewalk). Many tree wells sit empty and are in need of new trees.

Mexican Fan Palm, Washingtonia robusta

Canary Island Date Palm, Phoenix canariensis

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Signage & Wayfinding

Figure 2.8 Existing Signage

For years, multiple government agencies and community stakeholders have added signage and wayfinding along Hollywood Boulevard in an ad hoc fashion. The result is a chaotic streetscape, visual clutter, and a lack of a cohesive design aesthetic. Recently, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, in partnership with the Hollywood BID and local stakeholders, has taken the lead in developing a comprehensive wayfinding signage program for the historic core of Hollywood. The first phase, which included 79 Art Deco-inspired signs geared toward pedestrians, as shown in Figure 2.9 on page 29, was installed in Spring 2019. Subsequent phases will include new dynamic messaging signs at gateways to Hollywood, as well as digital occupancy signs at three area parking garages. Informational / Wayfinding Signage

Historic Signage

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Figure 2.9 New Signage

Pedestrian Directional Signage and Map

Parking Directional Signage

(Hunt Design / Matt Givot Photography)

(Hunt Design / Matt Givot Photography)

Pedestrian Directional Signage and Map

Pedestrian Directional Signage

Parking Directional Signage

(Hunt Design / Matt Givot Photography)

(Hunt Design / Matt Givot Photography)

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2.4  Access & Circulation

Overview Hollywood Boulevard is a multi-modal corridor serving motorists, transit users, bicyclists, scooters, skaters, and pedestrians. Traffic Capacity & Volume Currently, Hollywood Boulevard has two vehicular lanes in each direction with a dedicated center turn lane, providing a notional capacity of 1,600 vehicles per hour in each direction. Existing peak hour, peak direction traffic volume ranges from 912 to 1,425 vehicles per hour, as shown in Figure 2.10. Transit Access Transit service along Hollywood Boulevard is provided by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) and the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). Two LA Metro subway stations serve the project area:

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the Hollywood and Vine Station (completed in 1999) and Hollywood and Highland Station (completed in 2000). These two stations, which are part of LA Metro’s regional transit network, have a daily ridership of approximately 150,000 boardings. Ten bus routes currently serve Hollywood Boulevard, as shown in Figure 2.11 on page 32. LA Metro Rapid Bus route 780 and local route 217 provide service along the length of the Boulevard through the project area, while local routes 180, 181, 210, 212, 213, 222, and 237 provide service from Hollywood to various location in across the city. Bicycle Access The City of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan designates Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in the project area as part of the City’s future “Backbone Bikeway

Network,” as shown in Figure 2.12 on page 33. The Backbone Network defines major routes through the city to help cyclists efficiently get from one place to another and constitutes the core network from which neighborhood bike lanes, trails and other infrastructure radiate. The LA 2010 Bicycle Plan “represents a new commitment by Los Angeles to complete streets. It is part of a move away from the auto-centric approach of the past, and toward a sustainable transportation system - a system which supports motor vehicle use, but also enables the use of streets by other modes, such as bicycling, walking, and transit, and acknowledges the use of streets for other purposes, such as recreation, retail and public gatherings.”


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Location of Traffic Count Westbound AM/PM Traffic (Vehicles per Hour) Eastboud AM/PM Traffic (Vehicles per Hour)

1” = 500’ @ 11” x 17”

Source: 2015 Iteris Study provided by LADOT.

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LA BREA

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TO DOWNTOWN

237 SELMA

TRANSIT

210

Metro Red Line Subway Station

000

Bus Line #

Metro Red Line Subway Metro Rapid Bus

302

2

SUNSET

Metro Local Bus LADOT Dash Hollywood

Sources: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation.

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1” = 500’ @ 11” x 17”

Figure 2.11 Existing Public Transit Network

250´

500´


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GOWER

ARGYLE

VINE

IVAR

CAHUENGA

WILCOX

HUDSON

WHITLEY

EL CENTRO

SCHRADER

CHEROKEE

MCCADDEN

CHEROKEE

LAS PALMAS

MCCADDEN

HIGHLAND ORANGE

ORANGE

SYCAMORE

LA BREA

YUCCA

SELMA

BICYCLE NETWORK Backbone Bikeway Network / Existing Bike Lanes Backbone Bikeway Network / Planned Bike Lanes

SUNSET

Neighborhood Bikeway Network / Existing Bike-Friendly Street Neighborhood Bikeway Network / Planned Bike-Friendly Street

1” = 500’ @ 11” x 17”

Source: City of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan.

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500´


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2.5  Parking

Overview Currently, there are over 8,600 publicly-accessible parking spaces within one block of Hollywood Boulevard. This includes: • Approximately 180 on-street parking spaces • Approximately 4,000 publicly-owned off-street parking spaces • Approximately 4,400 privately-owned, publiclyaccessible off-street parking spaces

Parking Area Parking Area Curb Utilization Figure 2.13 Existing

34.2% Parking Area

On-Street Parking

Off-Street Parking

On-street, metered parking is provided along approximately one third of the curb length along the Walk of Fame as shown in Figure 2.13. On-street parking is managed by LADOT as part of the LA Express Park program. As part of that program, multi-space pay station kiosks were recently installed, replacing the existing single space meters.

Off-street parking is provided in four LADOT facilities as well as multiple privately-owned, publicly-accessible parking lots and garages, as shown in Figure 2.14.

An inventory of on-street parking spaces is provided in Figure 2.15 on page 36.

No Parking

Bus Zone

37.3% No Parking

4716 ft

37.3%

5134 ft

4716 ft

34.2%

5134 ft

4716 ft

An inventory ofTaxi off-street parking spaces is provided in Bus Zone Figure 2.15 on page 36.

No Parking

34.2%

Existing off-street parking is under-utilized: a comprehensive parking study completed in 2014 concluded “Hollywood does not have a parking shortage” and determined that existing off-street parking supply is not fully utilized.

5.2%

5.2%

Taxi Bus22.9% Zone

724 22.9% ft

3159 ft <0.01%

37.3%724 ft

5.2% 3159 ft

22.9% 40 ft

5134 ft

724 ft

3159 ft

Vine Street Vine Street Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Blvd

Source: Hollywood Blvd. striping plans provided by LADOT.

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<0.01% Taxi 40 ft

<0.01% 40 ft


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Parking Study Area YUCCA

P

340

45

P

P

414

280

P 27

84

149

P 130

P

P

P

P

39

P

GOWER

ARGYLE

P 569

LADOT HOLLYWOOD & VINE GARAGE

130

55

70

20

LADOT WILCOX LOT

P

P

65

VINE

P

IVAR

77

160

CAHUENGA

120

P

P

WILCOX

P

HUDSON

WHITLEY

CHEROKEE

LAS PALMAS

P

386

P

EL CENTRO

P

P

SCHRADER

P 200

95

CHEROKEE

P 156

P

P 165

MCCADDEN

500

P

MCCADDEN

P

P 300

3,021

HIGHLAND

196

LADOT HOLLYWOOD & HIGHLAND GARAGE

ORANGE

LA BREA

P

ORANGE

SYCAMORE

LADOT CHEROKEE GARAGE

457

P 112

P 40

52

SELMA

PARKING P

Publicly-Owned Parking Facility

4,013

P

Privately-Owned, Publicly-Accessible Parking Facility

4,441

TOTAL OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES 8,454 Below-Grade Parking Structure

4,806

Above-Grade Parking Structure

1,993

Surface Parking Lot

1,655

Sources: LADOT (http://parkinginla.lacity.org/); Parkopedia (https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/hollywood/).

SUNSET

1” = 500’ @ 11” x 17”

Figure 2.14 Existing Parking (Within One Block of Hollywood Blvd)

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Figure 2.15 Parking Inventory Block

Name

Operator

Public/Private Facility Type

Address

01-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Gower to El Centro

6 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

6 Spaces

01-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Gower to El Centro

3 Spaces

2 Spaces

0 Spaces

5 Spaces

01-S

6104 Hollywood Blvd Lot

Safety Park

Private

Surface Lot

6104 Hollywood Blvd

112 Spaces

112 Spaces

02-N

Eastown Garage

Lanier Parking Solutions Private

Underground

6201 Hollywood Blvd

569 Spaces

569 Spaces

02-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

El Centro to Argyle

6 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

6 Spaces

02-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

El Centro to Argyle

6 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

6 Spaces

03-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Argyle to Vine

3 Spaces

6 Spaces

0 Spaces

9 Spaces

03-N

1731 Argyle Ave Lot

Grant Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1731 Argyle Ave

03-N

1721 Vine St Lot

Proper Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1721 Vine St

03-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Argyle to Vine

0 Spaces

2 Spaces

0 Spaces

2 Spaces

04-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Vine to Ivar

1 Spaces

3 Spaces

0 Spaces

4 Spaces

04-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Vine to Ivar

8 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

8 Spaces

04-S

Vine & Hollywood Garage (LADOT #702)

Public

Structure

1625 N Vine St

05-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Ivar to Cahuenga

05-N

1726 N Cahuenga Blvd Lot

Star Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1726 N Cahuenga Blvd

05-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Ivar to Cahuenga

05-S

Cosmo Lofts Lot

Private

Surface Lot

1609 Cosmo St

06-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Cahuenga to Wilcox

06-N

1715 N Cahuenga Blvd Lot

LAZ Parking Limited

Private

Surface Lot

1715 N Cahuenga Blvd

06-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Cahuenga to Wilcox

06-S

1632 Wilcox Ave Lot

Private

Surface Lot

1632 Wilcox Ave

06-S

1637 N Cahuenga Blvd Lot

Hollywood Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1637 N Cahuenga Blvd

07-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Wilcox to Hudson

07-N

1715 N Wilcox Ave Lot

CarPark, Inc.

Private

Surface Lot

1715 N Wilcox Ave

07-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Wilcox to Schrader

07-S

Wilcox Parking Lot (LADOT #742)

Modern Parking, Inc.

Public

Surface Lot

1637 N Wilcox Ave

07-S

Hollywood YMCA

Private

Surface Lot

6543 Selma Ave

08-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

Public

On-Street

Hudson to Whitney

08-N

1716 Whitley Ave

Private

Surface Lot

1716 Whitley Ave

09-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Whitney to Cherokee

09-N

Cherokee Garage (LADOT #670)

Modern Parking, Inc.

Public

Structure

1710 Cherokee Ave

09-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Schrader to Cherokee

N/A

Sources: City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (http://parkinginla.lacity.org/); Parkopedia (https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/hollywood/).

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Public On-Street

Pedestrian Loading

Commercial Loading

Public Off-Street

Private Off-Street

20 Spaces

20 Spaces

70 Spaces

70 Spaces

457 Spaces 5 Spaces

0 Spaces

457 Spaces

0 Spaces

5 Spaces 65 Spaces

4 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

6 Spaces

0 Spaces

3 Spaces

0 Spaces 0 Spaces

130 Spaces

130 Spaces

39 Spaces

39 Spaces

2 Spaces

8 Spaces

0 Spaces

149 Spaces 52 Spaces

3 Spaces

2 Spaces

3 Spaces

0 Spaces

1 Spaces 1 Spaces

120 Spaces 4 Spaces

386 Spaces 0 Spaces

52 Spaces 7 Spaces

120 Spaces

12 Spaces

77 Spaces 3 Spaces

149 Spaces 2 Spaces

160 Spaces 9 Spaces

77 Spaces 3 Spaces

40 Spaces 10 Spaces

160 Spaces

6 Spaces

65 Spaces 4 Spaces

40 Spaces 10 Spaces

Total Spaces

386 Spaces 13 Spaces


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Block

Name

Operator

Public/Private Facility Type

Address

09-S

1639 Schrader Blvd Lot

CarPark, Inc.

Private

Surface Lot

1639 Schrader Blvd

10-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Cherokee to Las Palmas

4 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

4 Spaces

10-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Cherokee to Las Palmas

8 Spaces

0 Spaces

1 Spaces

9 Spaces

10-S

Classic Parking: 1634 N Las Palmas Ave

Classic Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1634 N Las Palmas Ave

11-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Las Palmas to McCadden

11-N

Las Palmas Garage

CarPark, Inc.

Private

Structure

1721 N Las Palmas Ave

11-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Las Palmas to McCadden

11-S

Classic Parking: 1609 N Las Palmas Ave

Classic Parking

Private

Surface Lot

1609 N Las Palmas Ave

12-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

McCadden to Highland

12-N

McCadden Garage

CarPark, Inc.

Private

Underground

1724 N Highland Ave

12-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

McCadden to Highland

12-S

1648 N Highland Ave Lot

West Coast Parking Systems, Inc.

Private

Structure

1648 N Highland Ave

13-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Highland to Orange

13-N

Hollywood & Highland Garage (LADOT #745)

SP Plus Corporation

Public

Underground

6801 Hollywood Blvd

13-N

6933 Hollywood Blvd Garage

Valet Parking Service

Private

Underground

6933 Hollywood Blvd

13-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Highland to Orange

13-S

Hollywood Center Garage

LAZ Parking Limited

Private

Structure

6922 Hollywood Blvd

414 Spaces

414 Spaces

13-S

6831 Hawthorn Ave Lot

California Parking Systems, Inc.

Private

Surface Lot

6831 Hawthorn Ave

280 Spaces

280 Spaces

14-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Orange to Sycamore

14-N

Hollywood Galaxy

SP Plus Corporation

Private

Underground

7021 Hollywood Blvd

500 Spaces

500 Spaces

14-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Orange to Sycamore

14-S

1670 N Sycamore Ave Garage

California Parking Systems, Inc.

Private

Underground

1670 N Sycamore Ave

200 Spaces

200 Spaces

14-S

The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

N/A

Private

Lot-Valet

7000 Hollywood Blvd

45 Spaces

45 Spaces

15-N

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Sycamore to La Brea

15-N

7083 Hollywood Blvd Garage

LAZ Parking Limited

Private

Structure

7083 Hollywood Blvd

15-S

Hollywood Blvd On-Street Parking

N/A

Public

On-Street

Sycamore to La Brea

15-S

7080 Hollywood Blvd Garage

SP Plus Corporation

Private

Structure

7080 Hollywood Blvd

340 Spaces

340 Spaces

15-S

7060 Hollywood Blvd Garage

Parking Concepts, Inc.

Private

Underground

7060 Hollywood Blvd

156 Spaces

156 Spaces

4,441 Spaces

8,633 Spaces

Total

Public On-Street

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Public Off-Street

Private Off-Street 84 Spaces

130 Spaces 0 Spaces

1 Spaces

0 Spaces

1 Spaces 0 Spaces 0 Spaces

0 Spaces 2 Spaces 0 Spaces

0 Spaces

10 Spaces

0 Spaces 0 Spaces

10 Spaces

10 Spaces 6 Spaces

1 Spaces

300 Spaces

300 Spaces

1 Spaces

3 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

0 Spaces

53 Spaces

3,021 Spaces

0 Spaces

95 Spaces 7 Spaces

0 Spaces

10 Spaces

1 Spaces

7 Spaces

0 Spaces

11 Spaces

0 Spaces

12 Spaces

27 Spaces 10 Spaces

196 Spaces 7 Spaces

165 Spaces 55 Spaces

95 Spaces 7 Spaces

130 Spaces

55 Spaces

3,021 Spaces

0 Spaces

84 Spaces

1 Spaces

27 Spaces 0 Spaces

Total Spaces

1 Spaces 165 Spaces

114 Spaces

Sources: City of Los Angeles, Department of Transportation (http://parkinginla.lacity.org/); Parkopedia (https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/hollywood/).

Pedestrian Loading

196 Spaces 7 Spaces

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2.6  Historic Resources

Overview Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame are designated historic landmarks. The Walk of Fame, comprised of the terrazzo sidewalk and stars along Hollywood Blvd. from Gower Street to La Brea Ave. and along Vine Street from Yucca Street to Sunset Blvd., is a City of Los Angeles HistoricCultural Monument (HCM #194). Many of the mostrecognizable buildings along the Boulevard are also designated HCMs, including the TCL Chinese Theatre (HCM #55), the Hollywood Pantages Theatre (HCM #193), and the Egyptian Theatre (HCM #584). In addition to these locally-designated landmarks, over 100 buildings along the Walk of Fame are part of the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as shown in Figure 2.16.

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According to Hollywood Heritage, the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District is one of the most significant historic districts in the country: “Its buildings tell the story of Hollywood’s famous ‘main street’ during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the period when the community received worldwide attention as the motion picture capital of the world. Between 1915 and 1935, Hollywood Boulevard was transformed from a residential street of stately Victorian homes to a bustling commercial center. This concentration of buildings on the Boulevard is a microcosm of the era’s significant architectural styles, and the massing, scale, and continuity of the streetscape are an excellent example of development patterns of the period.” An inventory of historic resources is provided in Figure 2.17 on page 40.


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YUCCA

Raymond Chandler Square (HCM #597)

The Broadway Department Store & Neon Sign (HCM #664)* Hollywood Plaza Hotel & Neon Sign (HCM #665)*

GOWER

ARGYLE

VINE

IVAR

HUDSON

WHITLEY

Hollywood Walk of Fame (HCM #194)

Security Trust & Savings Building (HCM #334)*

Bank of Hollywood/ Equitable Building (HCM #1088)* Hollywood Pantages Theatre (HCM #193)*

The Taft Bldg & Neon Sign (HCM #666)*

EL CENTRO

Egyptian Theatre (HCM #584)*

SCHRADER

Max Factor Building (HCM #593)*

CHEROKEE

LAS PALMAS

Janes House (HCM #227)*

CHEROKEE

El Capitan Theatre (HCM #495)*

MCCADDEN

HIGHLAND Hollywood Masonic Temple (HCM #277)*

MCCADDEN

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (HCM#545)*

ORANGE

Hollywood Professional Bldg. (HCM #876)*

ORANGE

LA BREA

SYCAMORE

Former Site of Garden Court Apartments (HCM #243)

Capitol Records Building (HCM #857)

Hollywood Pacific Theatre (HCM #572)* William Stromberg Clock (HCM #316)

CAHUENGA

Artisans’ Patio Complex (HCM #453)

WILCOX

TCL Chinese Theatre (HCM #55)*

SELMA

HISTORIC City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) Contributing Structure (National Register)

SUNSET

Non-Contributing Structure Hollywood Blvd Commercial and Entertainment District (National Register) *Also listed as Contributing Structure (National Register)

Source: City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources; Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment NRHP Application.

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Figure 2.17 Historic Resources Inventory Block

Name

Address

--

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Boulevard from Gower to La Brea, Vine Street from Yucca to Sunset

03-N

Hollywood Pantages Theatre

6233 Hollywood Blvd

03-N

Bank of Hollywood/Equitable Building

03-S

Year Built --

Architect

HCM

HCM Number

Contributing Structure

N/A

Yes

194

No

1930

B. Marcus Priteca

Yes

193

Yes

6253 Hollywood Blvd

1929

Aleck Curlett

Yes

1088

Yes

Gilberts Books

6264 Hollywood Blvd

1932

H.J. Knauer

No

N/A

Yes

03-S

Taft Building and Neon Sign

6280 Hollywood Blvd

1923

Walker & Eisen

Yes

666

Yes

04-N

Guaranty Building

6331 Hollywood Blvd

1923

John C. Austin

No

N/A

Yes

04-S

Broadway Dept. Store and Neon Sign

6300 Hollywood Blvd

1927/38

F. Dorn / Parkinson & Parkinson

Yes

664

Yes

04-S

Hallmark

6324 Hollywood Blvd

1922/31

Morgan, Walls & Clement

No

N/A

Yes

05-N

Regal Shoes

6349 Hollywood Blvd

1939

Walker & Eisen

No

N/A

Yes

05-N

Security Trust and Savings Building

6381 Hollywood Blvd

1921

Parkinson & Parkinson

Yes

334

Yes

05-S

Leed's

6352 Hollywood Blvd

1935

S. Charles Lee

No

N/A

Yes

05-S

Palmer Building

6362 Hollywood Blvd

1921

E. Fllaherty

No

N/A

Yes

05-S

Julian Medical Building

6380 Hollywood Blvd

1934

Morgan, Walls & Clements

No

N/A

Yes

06-N

Hollywood Pacific Theatre

6423 Hollywood Blvd

1927

G. Albert Landsburgh

Yes

572

Yes

06-N

William Stromberg Clock

6439 Hollywood Blvd

--

N/A

Yes

316

No

06-S

Raymond Chandler Square

Hollywood Blvd & Cahuenga Ave Intersection

--

N/A

Yes

597

No

06-S

Creque -Building

6400 Hollywood Blvd

1913/31

B.B. Homer

No

N/A

Yes

06-S

Attie Building

6436 Hollywood Blvd

1931

--

No

N/A

Yes

07-N

Holly Cinema

6523 Hollywood Blvd

1920

E.B. Rust

No

N/A

Yes

08-N

Hillview Apartments

6531 Hollywood Blvd

1917

Tifal

No

N/A

Yes

08-N

Janes House

6541 Hollywood Blvd

1903

Dehnis & Farwell

Yes

227

Yes

08-N

Johnny's Steak House

6553 Hollywood Blvd

1930

H.L. Gogerty

No

N/A

Yes

09-N

Baine Building

6601 Hollywood Blvd

1926

Gogerty & Weyl

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

Consumer Drug

6542 Hollywood Blvd

1919/38

H. Rice

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

Hollywood Toys

6554 Hollywood Blvd

1927

Gogerty & Weyl

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

J.J. Newberry

6600 Hollywood Blvd

1928

J.J. Newberry

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

S.H. Kress

6606 Hollywood Blvd

1935

E.F. Sibbert

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

The Orient

6626 Hollywood Blvd

1927/37

--

No

N/A

Yes

09-S

Cherokee Building

6630 Hollywood Blvd

1927

N. Alpaugh

No

N/A

Yes

10-N

Musso and Frank's

6663 Hollywood Blvd

1917

L.A., Smith

No

N/A

Yes

10-N

Commercial building

6679 Hollywood Blvd

1914

F.L. Paulson

No

N/A

Yes

10-S

Shane Building

6652 Hollywood Blvd

1930

Norton & Wallis

No

N/A

Yes

Source: City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources; Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment NRHP Application.

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Notes

Demolished

Orginially the Warner Hollywood Theatre


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Block

Name

Address

Year Built

11-N

Outpost Building

6701 Hollywood Blvd

1920

11-N

Artisan's Patio Complex

6727 Hollywood Blvd

--

11-N

Pickwick Books

6743 Hollywood Blvd

1917/1925/1936

11-S

Egyptian Theatre and Forecourt

6708 Hollywood Blvd

1921

11-S

Pig N' Whistle

6718 Hollywood Blvd

1919/27

12-N

Montmartre

6755 Hollywood Blvd

12-N

Wax Museum

12-N

Architect

HCM

HCM Number

Contributing Structure

Notes

E. Parcher

No

N/A

Yes

--

Yes

453

No

Morgan, Walls & Clements

No

N/A

Yes

Meyer & Holler

Yes

584

Yes

Morgan, Walls & Clements

No

N/A

Yes

1922

Meyer & Holler

No

N/A

Yes

6765 Hollywood Blvd

1928

C.J. Weyp.

No

N/A

Yes

Security Pacific

6777 Hollywood Blvd

1927

Meyer & Holler

No

N/A

Yes

12-S

Christie Hotel

6724 Hollywood Blvd

1922

A. Kelley

No

N/A

Yes

12-S

Millers Stationers

6740 Hollywood Blvd

1933

--

No

N/A

Yes

12-S

Hollywood Theater

6766 Hollywood Blvd

1913/1933

Claude Balch

No

N/A

Yes

12-S

Bank of America

6780 Hollywood Blvd

1914/1935

Morgan, Walls & Clements

No

N/A

Yes

13-N

TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Blvd

1927

Meyer & Holler

Yes

55

Yes

13-S

Lee Drug

6800 Hollywood Blvd

1935

B.D. Bixby

No

N/A

Yes

13-S

Commercial building

6806 Hollywood Blvd

1922

--

No

N/A

Yes

13-S

El Capitan Theatre Building

6834 Hollywood Blvd

1925

G. Albert Landsburgh

Yes

495

Yes

13-S

Hollywood Masonic Temple

6840 Hollywood Blvd

1921

John C. Austin

Yes

277

Yes

13-S

Seven Seas

6904 Hollywood Blvd

1920

--

No

N/A

Yes

14-N

7001 Hollywood Blvd

7001 Hollywood Blvd

1929

Meyer & Holler

No

N/A

Yes

14-N

Garden Court Apartment (Former Site of) 7021 Hollywood Blvd

--

Yes

243

No

14-S

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and Pool

7000 Hollywood Blvd

1924

Fisher, Lake & Traver

Yes

545

Yes

14-S

Arthur Murray Building

7024 Hollywood Blvd

1919

Frank Meline

No

N/A

Yes

14-S

Hollywood Professional Building

7046 Hollywood Blvd

1924

Richard D. King

Yes

876

Yes

15-N

Security Trust

7051 Hollywood Blvd

1928

Parkinson & Parkinson

No

N/A

Yes

15-N

Stores

7055 Hollywood Blvd

1928

Parkinson & Parkinson

No

N/A

Yes

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Congregational Church

7065 Hollywood Blvd

1920

H. Glidden

No

N/A

Yes

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Capitol Records Building

1740 Vine St

1956

Wekton Beckett

Yes

857

No

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Palace Theater

1735 Vine St

1926

Gogerty & Weyl

No

N/A

Yes

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Hollywood Brown Derby

1628 Vine St

1928

C.J. Weyl

No

N/A

Yes

Demolished

17-E

Stores

1632 Vine St

1928

C.J. Weyl

No

N/A

Yes

Demolished

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Hollywood Plaza Hotel and Neon Sign

1633 Vine St

1924

Walker & Eisen

Yes

665

Yes

N/A

Knickerbocker Hotel

1714 Ivar Ave

1929

John M. Cooper

No

N/A

Yes

N/A

Max Factor Salon

1666 Highland Ave

1931

S. Charles Lee

No

N/A

Yes

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Orginally Graumanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese Theatre

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3.1 Overview

Stakeholder engagement is critical to the design process, and served as the starting point for the analysis and concept design. In order to understand the perspectives of key stakeholders, the Project Design Team conducted a series of stakeholder meetings with residents, business owners, non-profit and community organizations and key City staff. In addition, a large Community Open House was held and feedback from the broader Hollywood community was solicited and received through on-line and in-person engagement. Staff from relevant City departments were also engaged throughout the process to ensure the inclusion of needed functional and operational concerns.

Feedback from City departments

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3.2 Outreach Events & Activities

Focus Group Meetings Two initial focus group meetings were held with members of the Hollywood community. At each, the Project Design Team presented an overview of the project goals and objectives, analysis findings and best practices research. Focus group members provided feedback on Hollywood Boulevard today and their vision for the future. Focus Group Meeting 1-A On June 18, 2019, the Project Design Team conducted an initial focus group meeting with representatives from non-profit and community organizations in the project area, including the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Historic Trust, Hollywood BID, and Hollywood Heritage as well as community members, including business owners and residents, and City staff from relevant departments.

JT Theeuwes presents to focus group members.

Focus group members discuss their vision for Hollywood Boulevard.

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Figure 3.1 Focus Group 1-A Feedback (June 18, 2019)

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Focus Group Meetings Focus Group Meeting 1-B On July 10, 2019, the Project Design Team conducted an initial focus group meeting with representatives from Neighborhood Councils (NC) adjacent to the project area, including the Central Hollywood NC, Hollywood Hills West NC, Hollywood Studio District NC, and Hollywood United NC.

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Figure 3.2 Focus Group 1-B Participants


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Figure 3.3 Focus Group 1-B Feedback (July 10, 2019)

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Focus Group Meetings Focus Group Meeting 2 On August 7, 2019, the Project Design Team held a second focus group meeting with representatives from non-profit and community organizations in the project area, including the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Historic Trust, Hollywood BID, and Hollywood Heritage and Neighborhood Councils (NC) adjacent to the project area and City staff from relevant departments. The Project Design Team presented a project update and shared initial concept design options and implementation strategies. Focus group members provided feedback on the concept design options presented, with most expressing a preference for Option 2, Enhanced Complete Street, or Option 3, Enhanced Complete Street with Pedestrian Plazas. Focus group members also provided feedback on the potential implementation strategies, with most preferring a strategy using platforms that would allow for a flexible solution while still providing ADA access.

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Figure 3.4 Focus Group 2 Feedback (August 7, 2019)


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Figure 3.5 Focus Group 2 Feedback (August 7, 2019)

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Focus Group Meetings Focus Group Meeting 3 On September 25, 2019, the Project Design Team held a third focus group meeting with representatives from non-proďŹ t and community organizations in the project area, including the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Historic Trust, Hollywood BID, and Hollywood Heritage and Neighborhood Councils (NC) adjacent to the project area as well as community members, including business owners and residents, and City staďŹ&#x20AC; from relevant departments. The project design team presented the draft Concept Plan. Focus group members asked questions about the proposed design and shared their support for the overall concept.

Claudia Carol talks with a focus group member.

The project team also presented the proposed concept for furnishings and amenities. Focus group members used colored stickers to indicate the locations and types of amenities they would like to see along the Boulevard.

Focus group members use colored stickers to indicate where they would like to see amenities.

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Community Open House On August 22, 2019, the Project Design Team held a Community Open House at the Hollywood Museum. Over 100 people attended, including Hollywood residents, business owners, and property owners. Four stations, each staffed by a member of the Project Design Team, provided information on the overall project, analysis findings, concept design options, and mobility strategy.

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell meets with Community Open House attendees.

Community members view the exhibits and discuss the project with project team members.

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Figure 3.6 Community Open House Feedback (August 22, 2019)

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Postcards In advance of the Community Open House, the Project Design Team and Council District 13 distributed digital and physical postcards to Hollywood community members.

Figure 3.7 Postcard Front

In addition to advertising the Community Open House, these postcards included the opportunity for community members to provide feedback, allowing for participation by those unable to attend the open house event.

Back

What does success look like for Hollywood Blvd & the Walk of Fame?

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WRITE YOUR VISION BELOW

PLEASE JOIN US AND SHARE YOUR VISION

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Community Open House Thursday, August 22, 6 - 7:30 pm The Hollywood Museum 1660 N Highland Ave WHAT’S YOUR CONNECTION TO HOLLYWOOD?

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RSVP / QUESTIONS

I live in Hollywood

Dan Halden, Director, HEART of Hollywood

I work in Hollywood

Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District

I own property / run a business in Hollywood

daniel.halden@lacity.org

Other:

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Figure 3.8 Digital Postcard Example

            

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WRITE YOUR VISION BELOW

If you drive Wilshire and Robertson Blvds after dark youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see they extensively lighted the trees lining the street giving a warm and elegant feeling.

City of Los Angeles Invites you to:

Community Open House Thursday, August 22, 6 - 7:30 pm The Hollywood Museum 1660 N Highland Ave

Additionally, adding an overhead/overstreet from sidewalk to sidewalk HOLLYWOOD archway â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;roughlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in front of Graumans Theatre would let all tourists know they arrived in Hollywood.

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT

WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR CONNECTION TO HOLLYWOOD?

RSVP

I live in Hollywood I work in Hollywood

â&#x153;&#x201D; I own property / run a business in Hollywood Other:

Note: Personal contract information redacted.

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â&#x153;&#x201D; Yes, I will attend

No, I will not attend

Please contact me with project updates

Paul Goldman G3105038888@gmail.com Email: Address: 6933 Hollywood Blvd 90028 Name:


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4.1â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Overview The Streetscape Concept is inspired by a simple, but transformative idea: the street is for everyone. The street is the most democratic public space in our city. It is a place that everybody from all walks of life is free to use, congregate within, and enjoy together. As an international attraction and local resource, Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame cater to a highly-diverse audience of users from a multitude of places including the local neighborhood, the larger urban region, and the world, with people representative of a variety of demographics and backgrounds. For the tourist, it is a destination. For the resident, it is the place where the neighborhood and the city come together. For the many businesses along the Boulevard, it is an economic artery. For the historic stars lining the Walk of Fame, it is home. It is a stage for hot-rodders to show off

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their hardware on a Saturday night. It is a lobby to queue up for a show on any night. For visitors around the globe, it is the essence of Los Angeles and ground zero of the entertainment capital of the world: Hollywood. The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan transforms Hollywood Boulevard from a traffic artery to a place for people. Today, seventy percent of the existing rightof-way is devoted to cars with just thirty percent for everything else. The Concept Plan flips that ratio, more than doubling the amount of space available for people and alternative mobility and creates new opportunities for pedestrian activity, sidewalk dining, and community gathering, becoming one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great streets.


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A street that is for everyone needs to include something for everyone. These qualities can come in the form of icons, but many times also come in the form of the everyday. The Walk of Fame itself is an icon with its many gems stretching from the TCL Chinese Theatre on its west end to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on its east end. But in between, there are also many treasures of a smaller scale from the Pig â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Whistle and Musso & Frank Grill, to the west, to the LACE and WuHo galleries further east. These places come together to form an integrated fabric that defines Hollywood Boulevard.

Two Hollywood icons: the TCL Chinese Theatre, a major tourist attraction, and Musso & Franks, a local favorite.

Hollywood is also a diverse and dynamic neighborhood. With new housing and additional residents, there is a growing demand for neighborhood retail and open space that serves families and people of all ages and abilities, in addition to the traditional tourist-serving businesses. The Concept Plan recognizes Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame as an icon, and as a neighborhood Main Street. It is an organizational and visual framework to adapt to changing neighborhood demographics, without sacrificing those communities that are already present or the historic character that makes this global icon unique. The Walk of Fame is a historic landmark and a functional city sidewalk.

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To create a street for everyone, the Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan focuses on pedestrians, and the experience of everyone who uses the sidewalk. The Concept Plan is designed with an understanding of the various scales that create exemplary pedestrian experiences. For the pedestrian to intuitively comprehend where different activities can take place, it requires visual cues and markers of different scales. The Concept Plan organizes landscaping, seating, activity zones, graphics, lighting, and other elements to create a cohesive streetscape design, choreographing the activity of the street and sidewalk for the multiple players who share this space.

Great streets provide places of activity and areas of respite.

The backbone of the pedestrian experience today is the Walk of Fame, which extends along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street as a linear spine. Enhancing that experience, a new expanded sidewalk allows for new types of experiences and engagement including places to eat, play, watch, perform and rest. Flexible event plazas, located along the Boulevard adjacent to major landmarks and entertainment venues provide space for larger-scale events and activities. Walking down the future Hollywood Boulevard, visitors and residents find spaces which are both compelling and beautiful, and which present the opportunity for active and passive engagement.

Residents, visitors, children & families: great streets accommodate all.

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4.2â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Concept Design Elements

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan provides a vision of a revitalized and re-imagined Hollywood Boulevard, with potential benefits to the Hollywood community and the city as whole. As illustrated in Figure 4.2 on page 65, the Concept Plan envisions a range of improvements which collectively would transform the experience of Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame.

Concept Design Elements: Provide More Space for People Activate the Street & Sidewalk Create a Cohesive Streetscape Design Enhance Landscaping Celebrate Hollywood History & Identity Increase Safety & Accessibility for All Simplify Access & Parking Improve Alternative Mobility Options Augment the Experience

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Provide More Space for People The Concept Plan would provide more space for visitors and residents, by expanding the sidewalk and creating new flexible event plazas with removable bollards. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally recognized icon and one of the premier tourist destinations in Southern California. But along many parts of the Boulevard, the sidewalk is currently incapable of supporting the number of visitors and frequently becomes overcrowded. The Concept Plan would provide more space for people by extending the sidewalks and creating new flexible event plazas with removable bollards that provide the potential for additional open space.

Expanded Sidewalk Along Hollywood Boulevard between Argyle Avenue and La Brea Avenue, the Concept Plan envisions expanding the existing sidewalk from fifteen up to twenty-five feet, creating significantly more space for pedestrians and amenities, as shown in Figure 4.4 on page 67. Existing street on-parking and one vehicular travel lane in each direction would be removed along this segment of Hollywood Boulevard. The new sidewalks would be designed to meet existing sidewalks. The expanded sidewalk would provide additional space for pedestrians, amenities, street furnishings, and landscaping. Outdoor dining could be provided without interfering with the Walk of Fame. Additional street trees could be planted to provide shade and a natural respite in the urbanized environment of Hollywood. Vendors and street performers could be relocated from directly atop the Walk of Fame and additional, new amenities could be introduced along the Boulevard.

Flexible Event Plazas Additional space for people could be provided by the creation of flexible event plazas. Each event plaza would be demarcated with removable bollards, allowing the street to be closed to vehicular traffic (other than emergency vehicles access) during events. At other times, when not in use for an event, these plazas would continue to function as a public roadway. The plazas are intended to be flexible spaces that could accommodate various programming opportunities, such as concerts, premieres, broadcasts, street festivals, community events and temporary exhibitions, all of which contribute to an active and lively streetscape. As envisioned in the Concept Plan, the plazas would occur at strategic intervals along the Boulevard, colocated with existing landmarks, historical buildings, and theaters or other activity nodes.

Figure 4.3 Proposed Expanded Sidewalks and Flexible Event Plazas

HIGHLAND PLAZA

EL CAPITAN THEATRE

LAS PALMAS PLAZ A

WHITLEY PLAZA

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

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GOWER

ARGYLE

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HOLLYWOOD PACIFIC THEATRE

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WILCOX

DOLBY THEATRE

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PARKING

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SURFACE B

SURFACE A

TERRAZZO

AMENITIES

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Activate the Street & Sidewalk The Concept Plan would activate the street and sidewalk by providing space for a range of new amenities for residents and visitors, with places to eat, play, watch, perform and rest. The Concept Plan provides locations for a set of amenity spaces and street furnishings along the Boulevard. Street furnishings and amenities are intended to be selected from a curated family of amenities with a consistent design, form, and material palette.

Design and Organization

Types of Amenities

A systematic and consistent method of locating and designing these amenities at the expanded sidewalks would create an integrated and cohesive streetscape along the Boulevard.

Six different types of amenity spaces are envisioned: Eat, Play, Show, Learn, Rest and Shop. Each type of amenity has several potential variations. The menu of selections for each type of amenity area would ensure an organized and consistent aesthetic along the entire length of the Walk of Fame.

The various amenity spaces to be located along the Boulevard would have relationships to each other and an underlying aesthetic theme between them to create an overall holistic vision for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Special attention is required to seize this unifying opportunity and avoid creating a jumbled, haphazard collection of disparate items along any newly developed pedestrian space, as that kind of visual chaos is one of the detrimental qualities of the present Walk of Fame. Integrating the amenities requires a set of common forms. Seating, waste receptacles and other fixtures would have similar design vocabulary so they appear to belong to a common “family” of design. For example, the three designs for sitting areas could each have individual arrangements and character but relate to each other in scale, material and form. Linking all the amenity elements together with common colors, textures and materials creates a thematic link between them and would allow whatever material or style that is ultimately chosen to be consistent and integrate the identity of the Boulevard.

Outdoor seating along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris contributes to an active streetscape.

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Locating all the amenity spaces along the newly extended sidewalk would create an intuitive and organized assembly of commonly-placed elements.

• “Eat” spaces may include areas for cafe seating, and casual or more formal outdoor dining. • “Play” spaces may include areas for children to enjoy, or to walk a dog. • “Show” spaces may include simple stages allowing space for permitted street performers, concerts, presentations, recitals or exhibitions. • “Learn” spaces would provide opportunities to display information regarding past, present and future facts about Hollywood and the entertainment industry. • “Rest” spaces would include locations with a cohesive set of street furnishings. • “Shop” spaces may include semi-permanent kiosks as well as designated areas for licensed mobile vendors.


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Create a Cohesive Streetscape Design The Concept Plan would create a cohesive streetscape design through a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco design, which has a strong connection to Hollywood history and culture. Art Deco & Hollywood Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture, and design popularized in the early twentieth century during the development of Hollywood as a commercial district and an industry. The style combines fine craftsmanship and rich materials with a modern aesthetic, in a similar way that the emerging motion picture industry combined art and technology. The Art Deco aesthetic has come to represent luxury and glamour, as well as faith in social and technological progress—characteristics that are also embodied in the idea of ‘Hollywood.’ Not surprisingly, Art Deco influence can be seen in the design of Hollywood landmarks, such as the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, J.J. Newbury and Kress Buildings, and the design of the Academy Award of Merit, better known as the Oscar statuette. Color Palette The characteristic color palette of Art Deco design includes contrasting black and white, for a sophisticated and streamlined look; strong use of metallic colors, such as silver, gold, brass and charcoal greys, which represented glamour, luxury and wealth; and bold,

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Color and design of the potential concrete for the expanded sidewalk, crosswalks and flexible event plazas (above), is inspired by the historic terrazzo of the Walk of Fame (right). Concrete samples courtesy of Trademark Concrete Systems Inc. Pantone® color provided by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

energetic colors, such as canary yellow, emerald green, peacock blue, royal purple and brilliant red, which symbolized the prosperity of the 1920s. The primary color palette for the streetscape would be established by the Walk of Fame, which features coralcolored terrazzo stars with brass lettering and logo set in a field of charcoal-colored terrazzo. Streetscape Design Elements Elements of the streetscape design that contribute to a cohesive experience could include special paving for crosswalks and flexible event plazas with removable bollards, signage, lighting, tree grates, furnishings, and public art. Recently-installed pedestrian wayfinding signage provides an example of a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco design. The black and gold color scheme and use of geometric patterns and shapes could be similarly reflected in the paving pattern used

for crosswalks, and flexible event plazas. The color palette and design aesthetic of the Walk of Fame is reflected in the proposed paving materials for the extended sidewalk, which include poured-inplace decorative concrete with integrally-colored top coat. The addition of feldspar and/or silica mineral admixtures during concrete curing to create a ‘sparkle’ effect in a contemporary interpretation of the historic terrazzo paving. The choice of enhanced concrete could complement the historic terrazzo without mimicking, clarifying the original historic and non-historic elements.


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The interior of the Pantages Theatre features elaborate Art Deco decor, with gold, silver and bronze statues and geometric starburst-shaped chandelier (Courtesy CC/Flickr/Henry Ngos).

Art Deco patterns are an inspiration for the design of streetscape elements.

The gold-plated Oscar statuette is an enduring icon of Hollywood and Art Deco design (Robert Caplin/Bloombergâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Getty Images).

The J.J. Newbury Building (left) and adjacent Kress Building (right) are two prime examples of Art Deco commercial architecture along Hollywood Boulevard (experiencingla.com).

Example design prototypes for crosswalks and tree grates based on Art Deco design. Actual design of streetscape elements to be determined in the next phase of the project.

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Enhance Landscaping The Concept Plan would enhance landscaping and provide more shade with a new landscape design for the Boulevard and new street trees to augment the existing tree canopy. The landscape concept for Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame reflects an idealized vision of Southern California synonymous with sun, light and connections to the outdoors, as well as the realities of a warming city and planet and water scarcity. Palm Trees Palm trees are an iconic part of the Southern California landscape and part of the expected experience for visitors from around the world. Rows of tall, slender fan palms line famous boulevards across Los Angeles and permeate the imaginations of people as they are celebrated in the movies and television shows developed in and around Hollywood. Hollywood Boulevard is one of these famous city locations where fan palms line the street providing a natural wayfinding device and a satisfying visual experience of meaningfully engaging with a specific place. The Concept Plan maintains palm trees as an essential element of the Hollywood Boulevard landscape. Existing fan palms along the Boulevard would be preserved and new palms could be added to create a consistent tree pattern along the Walk of Fame. The integrated, cohesive rhythm created by the palms

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would establish a greater sense and feeling of “Place”, consciously and subconsciously alerting visitors that the Walk of Fame is special and differentiated from the adjoining neighborhoods. Shade Trees In addition to the palm trees along the existing sidewalks, a new row of shade trees is located within the area of the proposed expanded sidewalks. Temperatures in Southern California and the rest of the world are increasing every year. The heat is exacerbated in urban areas such as Hollywood by the ‘urban heat island effect’, caused by man-made materials and darker surfaces such as concrete and asphalt (and black-colored terrazzo) absorb the heat and radiate it at greater levels than surrounding rural areas. Urban areas also typically lack landscaping and vegetation that through transpiration, cool the immediate areas where they are located. A new row of shade trees along Hollywood Boulevard on each side of the street would provide shade and cooler temperatures in the area and introduce a new, natural element to the urban nature of the street. These shade trees would also be installed along Vine Street in existing empty tree wells and new locations as shown on the illustrative master plan. Existing shade trees, including Ficus and Jacaranda trees, may remain or be replaced over time depending on their condition. An assessment of existing trees along the Boulevard is currently being conducted as part of a separate effort led by the Hollywood BID, which will be used to inform decisions about the status of existing trees in the next phase of this project.

Tree Wells The landscape concept includes cast-iron tree grates for all new and existing tree wells, which would be flush with the adjacent sidewalks and creates additional level walking space. Tree grates also protect the tree roots from damage and prevent the accumulation of trash and debris within the tree well. The overall appearance provided by the tree grates, stylistically consistent with the other street furnishings, would contribute to a more urbane and sophisticated streetscape. Planting Areas In addition to street trees, new planting areas could provide the opportunity for additional landscaping along the Walk of Fame. These would include raised planters, which would also provide seating at pick-up and drop-off locations, and landscaped areas along the roadway, which would also provide stormwater detention and filtration. Landscaping in these areas could include a combination of small shade trees mixed with other indigenous grasses, sage scrub and chaparral native to the Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Range of which they are a part. These plants would be interspersed with other, colorful, high-impact, low maintenance succulents.


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Iconic rows of palm trees epitomize the aura of Southern California.

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Examples of shade trees defining spaces and contributing to the overall streetscape experience

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Celebrate Hollywood History & Identity

The Concept Plan would celebrate Hollywood history and identity by restoring the Walk of Fame and incorporating new signage. Restoring the Walk of Fame The project would restore the Walk of Fame, by repairing damaged star panels and surrounding terrazzo, while replacing the terrazzo with a new material in the most damaged area along curb edge that is more suitable to the maintenance needs on the street. For more details about sidewalk restoration and infrastructure improvement, see Section 4.4 on page 86. New Historic Signage The Concept Plan provides space for new signage and information to mark places of historic interest along

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the Walk of Fame. Currently, signage about historic features is mounted on sign poles along the sidewalk, contributing to the visual and physical clutter of the streetscape. Instead, new signage would be integrated with amenity spaces or perhaps provided with plaques that could be inlaid in the extended sidewalk. Hollywood Sign Potential Art Installation Located on the hills above Hollywood, the Hollywood Sign is a historic landmark and world-famous icon of Hollywood and Los Angeles. Despite its visibility, due to its location and security concerns, the Hollywood Sign is largely inaccessible to visitors and tourists. One potential concept for public art is an homage to the Hollywood Sign, consisting of large-scale letters along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This interactive art installation could consist of eighteen twelve-foot high letters spelling out “Hollywood” in both directions along the Boulevard. These large-scale letters are intended to be playful and entertaining

Erected in 1923 to promote a real estate development, the Hollywood Sign has become a Los Angeles landmark.

elements, which could be climbed on and would create “Instagramable” moments. Seats could be located within the surrounding grass-covered space. At night, the lighted letters spaced out along the Boulevard would spell out the Hollywood name to the vehicular traffic in each direction, providing a singular “Hollywood” experience and reinforcing the sense of place.


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Increase Safety & Accessibility for All

The Concept Plan would enhance safety and accessibility with a variety of sidewalk, crosswalk, and intersection improvements. Raised Intersections Raised intersections would create a safe, slow-speed crossing at selected intersections along Hollywood Boulevard. Similar to speed bumps, raised intersections reinforce slow speeds, enhance pedestrian visibility, and encourage drivers to yield to pedestrians at the crosswalk. Raised intersections are demarcated with special paving that indicates to drivers that they are approaching a pedestrian-priority area; typical crosswalk markings are not required.

Raised intersections are flush with the sidewalk, creating access for wheelchair uses and people with strollers, roller bags, and other wheeled devices. Because there is no grade change, ADA-compliant ramps are not required but tactile paving is necessary to alert visuallyimpaired pedestrians. Bollards or barriers along corners are necessary to keep motorists from crossing on the sidewalk and protect pedestrians. The Concept Plan envisions raised intersections with enhanced paving along Hollywood Boulevard at the following cross-streets: • Gower Street • Whitley Ave. • Argyle Ave. • Cherokee Ave. • Vine Street • Las Palmas Ave. • Ivar Ave. • Highland Ave. • Cahuenga Blvd. • Orange Drive • Wilcox Ave. • Sycamore Ave. At locations where raised intersections are not provided, ADA-compliant curb ramps would be installed. Pedestrian Scrambles

Raised intersection with special paving and bollards to demarcate the sidewalk (NACTO).

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Pedestrian scrambles, which provide an all-red phase for vehicular traffic and allow pedestrians to cross in any direction including diagonally, across an intersection, eliminate conflicts between pedestrians and turning vehicles. Scrambles have been successfully implemented along Hollywood Boulevard at Vine Street and Highland Avenue. The Concept Plan envisions additional scramble crossings at intersections with high volumes of right turns and pedestrians. Pedestrian scrambles can be implemented at raised intersections as an added safety feature and pedestrian convenience.

Corner Bulb-Outs The Concept Plan does not include any changes to the number of lanes or provision of on-street parking on the north-south streets that cross Hollywood Boulevard (except Vine Street). However, curb-bulb outs have been added at the Hollywood Boulevard intersections where north-south oriented streets have street parking, reducing the crossing distances across these northsouth streets and also allowing pedestrians to be more visible to vehicular traffic. The curb-bulb outs are limited in length in order to maintain the number of existing street parking spaces along these cross streets. At all intersections, the Concept Plan envisions reduced curb radii to enhance pedestrian safety. The radius of the corner at intersections directly affects the speed of turning vehicles and the distance pedestrians must cross. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) advises “While standard curb radii are 10–15 feet, many cities use corner radii as small as 2 feet. In urban settings... corner radii exceeding 15 feet should be the exception.” Mid-Block Crosswalks Two existing mid-block crossings on Vine Street would be enhanced to improve pedestrian safety. Pedestrian visibility would be enhanced by eliminating on street parking and providing a sidewalk extension at the crosswalk location. These crosswalks would also be raised so that they are flush with the level of the sidewalk. Additionally, stop lines at these crossings would be set back 20–50 feet, so that people crossing the street are visible to the driver in each lane when a vehicle is stopped at the stop line in the adjacent lane.


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Curb cuts increase accessibility for disabled pedestrians as well as those with strollers and small children (NACTO).

Diagram of best practices for raised intersections (NACTO).

Scramble crossing with decorative paving in London.

Small corner radii reduce crossing distances along Oxford Street in London.

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There are existing pedestrian scrambles along the Hollywood Blvd. at the intersections of Highland Avenue and Vine Street.

Diagram of best practices for mid-block crosswalks (NACTO).


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Simplify Access & Parking

The Concept Plan would simplify access and parking for residents and visitors, by creating new dedicated ride-hailing pick-up and drop-off areas, providing centralized valet parking locations close to major destinations, and improving access to off-street parking. Ride-Hailing Pick-Up and Drop-Off In response to the rising use of ride-hailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, the Concept Plan incorporates dedicated pick-up and drop-off zones for taxis and ride-hailing vehicles. These pick-up and drop-off zones would provide a safe and comfortable location space for passengers to wait for their ride, and allow taxis and

ride-hailing vehicles to pull out of traffic when picking up or dropping off passengers. Parking and commercial loading, including by tour bus operators, would not be permitted in these locations. Valet Parking The Concept Plan also incorporates locations for valet parking zones along the Walk of Fame. These centralized valet parking locations could use currently under-utilized space within existing public parking facilities. The operation and maintenance of these locations could be overseen by the City, the BID, or another entity, and revenue from the operation of valet parking zones could also be used to offset the loss from the removal of onstreet metered parking to accommodate them.

Off-Street Parking The changes proposed as part of the Streetscape Concept plan would augment planned improvements, including new digital signage at gateways to Hollywood, and digital signage at public garages that will show the number of spaces available in real-time. Signage and wayfinding improvements are part of a separate effort by the City, which preceded the development of the Concept Plan.

It is expected that valet parking may only be provided at peak times, such as evenings and weekends. At other times, these spaces could be used for commercial loading to serve businesses along the Boulevard.

Digital signage can provide real-time information, directing drivers to available parking. Signage and wayfinding improvements are part of a separate effort by the City, which preceded the development of the Concept Plan.

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YUCCA

GOWER

ARGYLE

VINE

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CAHUENGA

WILCOX

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SCHRADER

HUDSON

WHITLEY

CHEROKEE

LAS PALMAS

MCCADDEN

HIGHLAND

LADOT CHEROKEE GARAGE

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LA BREA

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LADOT WILCOX LOT

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LADOT VINE GARAGE

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Metro Red Line Station Metro Rapid Bus Stop Metro Local Bus Stop

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Rideshare Pick-up / Drop-Off Valet Parking Pick-up / Drop-Off Off-Street Parking (Public)

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Improve Alternative Mobility Options

The Concept Plan would improve alternative mobility options that allow residents and visitors to access the Walk of Fame without driving, reducing congestion, noise, and emissions. Alternative mobility options include both active transportation, such as walking or bicycling, existing public transportation, such as buses, as well as new modes of clean, electric transportation, such as scooters and other battery or people powered vehicles. Increasing these options for people visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame would reduce congestion in the area, contributing to environmental sustainability and healthier lifestyle choices. Enhanced Bus Stops The Concept Plan provides space for enhanced bus stops with dedicated drop-off zones and waiting spaces for public transit. The stops shown are notional, based on the existing bus stop network along Hollywood Boulevard with some minor alterations. Bus stops could be relocated from blocks designated as flexible Event Plazas, in order to minimize disruption to the bus network during events. Typical bus stops for Metro and LADOT buses would include dedicated pull-out areas, allowing these buses to move out of the travel lane while picking-up or

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dropping-off passengers. This allows other vehicular traffic, including Metro Rapid buses, to continue moving unobstructed but creates the potential for delay as local buses are required to wait for a break in traffic before reentering the travel lane.

Lanes on each side of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street within the project area. These lanes could serve all types of slow-speed electric and active transportation modes, including bicycles, electric bicycles, scooters, skateboarders, and roller bladers.

Hollywood Trolley

Providing Alternative Mobility Lanes would enhance safety for pedestrians, by moving these modes off the sidewalk and provide protection for the historic terrazzo from the stresses generated/imposed by these alternate transportation elements.

Enhanced bus stops could also serve a potential future Hollywood trolley, which is envisioned to shuttle people along the length of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A trolley would add an additional level of flexibility and mobility for all visitors to the Walk of Fame and will help shuttle people, especially in the event of inclement weather, and would also assist elderly and disabled persons and families with children, among others, along the length of the Boulevard. The trolley could be a high-technology branded autonomous vehicle symbolizing the forward-thinking futuristic direction of Hollywood or be a trackless replica of the original Pacific Electric Red Car rail line cars that traversed Hollywood Boulevard during the earlier part of the 20th century - creating a connection to the historic grand past of Hollywood Boulevard. Alternative Mobility Lanes The City of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan designates the portion of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street encompassing the Walk of Fame as part of the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future Backbone Bikeway Network. The Concept Plan incorporates the vision of the 2010 Bicycle Plan with the inclusion of Alternative Mobility

As shown in the Concept Plan, Alternative Mobility Lanes would be located at the elevation of the vehicular roadway, separated from the adjacent vehicular lanes. Currently, there is limited space for bicycle and scooter parking along the Boulevard, and the haphazard placement of these items creates an obstacle for pedestrians. The Concept Plan includes dedicated areas that could be used for bicycle and scooter parking, to address concerns about safety and sidewalk clutter.


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Enhanced bus stops could feature seating, lighting, and dynamic signage with real-time information, such as those in Paris (top) or West Hollywood (bottom).

Potential options for a Hollywood trolley include autonomous driverless vehicles (top), stylized bus (middle) or replicas of the original Los Angeles Red Cars (bottom).

Note: Images shown illustrate potential concept only. Design and placement of mobility elements to be determined.

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An Alternative Mobility Lane could serve bicyclists and electric scooter riders (top), while designated parking areas could address concerns about sidewalk clutter (bottom).


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Catenary SOLUtIOnS

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The Catenary Solutions series now allows nearly every Neri lantern, both Contemporary and Heritage, to be installed on standard cable in any application. Choose from three brackets:

Augment the Experience

simple cable bracket for use on slacked or straight cable, angle-mount bracket offering slope adjustment up to 45 degrees, and a decorative slide-mount bracket. The Catenary

top right Milan, Italy Neri Catenary Solutions using Light Nova fixture for public space application.

The Concept Plan could augment the Walk of Fame experience with new lighting, technology, and a visitor center.

Solutions work on standard 3/8” to ½” tension cable and have a water-protected entry and

exit path for standard outdoor-rated SJ wiring.

Use Catenary Solutions for an ethereal element on your next project.

top left alexandria, Va, USa Neri Catenary Solutions using Light Chara fixture for pedestrian application.

Materials. The brackets are manufactured in hot-galvanized steel (UNI EN ISO 1461).

Finishes. The standard color is Neri grey; created

dynamic, programmable lighting along the Boulevard, as well as catenary lights over the roadway to provide additional illumination. Lighting improvements could also include facade lighting to highlight historic buildings.

Bottom left Verona, Italy Neri Catenary Solutions using Light 34 fixture for area lighting application.

Bottom right ravenna, Italy Neri Catenary Solutions using Light 34 fixture for roadway application.

Mobile App A mobile app is another way to provide information to visitors and enhance the experience of the Walk of Fame. A separate effort by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is exploring options for a new mobile app, which could potentially include augmented reality features.

with a color formula designed to replicate

the characteristic tone of cast iron. All materials are further treated with a highly eco-friendly, water-based paint process. Salt spray and UV

Visitor / Experience Center

Exposure testing of over 1500 hours is conducted to the most rigorous standards.

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Currently, the Hollywood Walk of Fame does not have an easily identifiable starting point or circulation path for visitors. A visitors center would provide a central location to obtain information, maps, official merchandise, historical facts and anecdotes and allow the opportunity for human interaction between visitors and representatives of the Walk of Fame. A meeting point for tour groups, exhibitions, presentations, screenings and fund-raising opportunities are all positive attributes possible with the inclusion of a visitors center.

Neri North America · Catenary Solutions Series

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Enhanced Lighting In parallel with the development of the Concept Plan, the Hollywood Entertainment District BID is undergoing a project to enhance lighting throughout Hollywood. That project may include a number of improvements along Hollywood Boulevard which could augment the experience envisioned in the Concept Plan. Potential lighting improvements may include the addition of new


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Lighting used to highlight features of historic buildings.

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Recently completed visitors centers at Northeastern University and the University of Oregon. Technology-rich exhibit spaces combine with places for gathering, information, presentations and merchandising.


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4.3  Street Configuration

Overview The Concept Plan envisions reconfiguring Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street as “complete streets.” Complete streets are streets that are designed to safely accommodate all users whether they are walking, biking, driving, or using transit. As part of the planning process, the project design team developed four concept design options, as shown in Figure 4.6. Stakeholders and community members reviewed the concept design options and provided feedback. In general, the two options that received the most stakeholder and community support were Options 2 and 3. The proposed concept design detailed in this document incorporates features of both of these options in the core of the project area, as well as elements of Option 1 as a transition zone at the east end of the project area. The concept design includes three street typologies for Hollywood Boulevard and two street typologies for Vine Street within the project area, as shown in Figure 4.7 on page 85 . These typologies work in concert to transition from the existing context to a reconfigured Hollywood Boulevard that realizes the vision of a complete street.

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Figure 4.6 Concept Design Options OPTION 1 Basic Complete Street

OPTION 2 Enhanced Complete Street

OPTION 3 Enhanced Complete Street with Flexible Event Plazas /

OPTION 4 Pedestrian Promenade


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HIGHLAND PLAZA

LAS PALMAS PLAZ A

EL CAPITAN THEATRE

WHITLEY PLAZA

HOLLYWOOD BLVD

CAHUENGA PLAZA

EGYPTIAN THEATRE

VINE PLAZA

W HOTEL

SELMA

TYPOLOGY A Complete Street Transition TYPOLOGY B Enhanced Complete Street TYPOLOGY C Flexible Event Plaza with Removable Bollards TYPOLOGY D Vine Street Transition TYPOLOGY E Vine Street Complete Street

Figure 4.7 Proposed Street Configuration HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME Concept Plan | January 2020

SUNSET

GOWER

ARGYLE

HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE

VINE

HOLLYWOOD PACIFIC THEATRE

CAHUENGA

WILCOX

DOLBY THEATRE

WHITLEY

LAS PALMAS

HIGHLAND

ORANGE

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HOLLYWOOD & HIHGLAND CENTER TCL CHINESE THEATRE

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4.4  Sidewalk & Infrastructure Improvements

Sidewalk Restoration Restoration of Star Panels The project will maintain the terrazzo star panels and adjacent terrazzo panels. As noted in Section 2.2 on page 22, as part of this project, the existing Walk of Fame star panels were evaluated and assigned one of five ratings based on the observed condition: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, or Relocation Required. Those panels rated Fair, Poor, or Relocation Required will be repaired or relocated as appropriate. The cross-slope of the existing Walk of Fame sidewalks was not evaluated for conformance with current accessibility requirements. It is assumed that, other than the repair of damaged star panels, the Walk of Fame will remain “as is.” Replacement of Area of Most Damage The area between the existing curb and the edge of the (3) 36”x 36” strips of black terrazzo and stars varies but is approximately 4 feet in width. In addition to the existing tree wells, this strip comprises the majority of above ground and underground utilities, infrastructure and street furnishings. Due to upgrades, changes and repairs to these items over time, this strip of terrazzo has become the most damaged portion of the Walk of Fame.

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As part of the implementation of the Concept Plan, this area of existing terrazzo would be replaced with an alternate material, complementary to the historic terrazzo, that will be easier and more cost effective to replace, repair, and accommodate utility changes as shown in Figure 4.8. Also as part of the project, old and unused infrastructure including parking meter stanchions, newspaper boxes, public telephones and old signage, would be removed. Specifications and Details The Hollywood Walk of Fame sidewalk is a City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument (designated in 1978), and as such particular standards apply to any repair or restoration work. In 2018 the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering published the Hollywood Walk of Fame Specifications and Details (Standard Plan S-445-0). This document formally standardizes specifications for the Walk of Fame and constitutes the required basis for future repairs. As part of the next phase of this project, the specifications and details would be updated.

Drainage & Underground Utilities To accommodate the extended sidewalk, new stormwater catch basins would be installed, connecting to existing stormwater laterals. The extended sidewalk would slope away from the existing sidewalk and towards a new curb and gutter, as show in Figure 4.9. Subsurface investigations were not performed as part of the Concept plan and unforeseen circumstances such as the need to reroute and/or excavate any existing utility corridors, conduit banks, water, storm and sewer lines, archeological finds or historical artifacts (such as railroad tracks embedded in the existing concrete pavement) could impact the design, cost, and schedule of the project implementation.


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ROADWAY ASPHALT

EXPANDED SIDEWALK DECORATIVE CONCRETE

UTILITY CORRIDOR DECORATIVE CONCRETE

WALK OF FAME TERRAZZO

EXISTING SIDEWALK

TURN

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EXPANDED SIDEWALK

ALT MOBILITY LANE

EXISTING PAVEMENT

NEW EXPANDED EXISTING TERRAZZO SIDEWALK TO REMAIN SURFACE SURFACE TERRAZZO B A EXISTING TERRAZZO TO BE REPLACED AMENITIES UTILITIES WALK OF FAME NEW EDGE OF CURB

EXISTING EDGE OF CURB

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Figure 4.8 Proposed Sidewalk Restoration

Figure 4.9 Conceptual Sidewalk Extension and Drainage Prepared by DCA Civil Engineering Group

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Street Paving Enhanced Paving The Concept Plan envisions special paving for flexible event plazas and raised intersections. Integrally-colored concrete pavers or a similar material would be used to create geometric patterns within the road surface. Each event plaza would feature a unique paving pattern, as shown in Figure 4.10. Roadway Resurfacing The Concept Plan includes roadway resurfacing within the project area. Where enhanced paving is not planned, the existing roadway along Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea Avenue and Gower Street, and along Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard would be rehabilitated with the removal of several inches of existing pavement, the addition of new asphalt, and re-striping of the vehicular lanes.

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Colored concrete pavers for pedestrian-friendly streetscape at 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado.

Colored concrete paver sidewalk extension to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic Colorado Street in Santa Monica, California.


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Pedestrian Plaza A

Pedestrian Plaza B

Pedestrian Plaza C

Pedestrian Plaza D

Pedestrian Plaza E Conceptual option shown. Actual design of paving to be determined in the next phase of the project.

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Figure 4.10 Potential Event Plaza Paving Patterns


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4.5â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Operations & Maintenance

Overview The Hollywood Walk of Fame Concept Plan is a conceptual vision for future improvements and, therefore, does not include details about implementation, operations or maintenance. As part of the further design and implementation of the ideas presented in this Concept Plan, significant consideration should be given to the operations and maintenance of Hollywood Boulevard and the Walk of Fame. Special Events Hollywood Boulevard is currently host to a wide variety of special events that occur throughout the year, including the Academy Awards ceremony, film premieres, Walk of Fame star ceremonies and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. The Concept Plan is designed to accommodate all of these events, which contribute to the vibrancy and unique character of the Boulevard. Many of the special events that currently occur require the partial or full closure of the Boulevard to traffic. In the future, these events could continue to occur and street closures of the flexible event plazas could be managed in a similar process. One of the signature events that occurs along the Boulevard is the presentation of new stars along the Walk of Fame. These star ceremonies are presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Currently, as part of the typical setup for these events, one lane of traffic is closed, and pedestrian barricades are setup to cordon off the sidewalk where a small stage is installed. Folding chairs for invited guests are placed in the parking lane and a viewing area for the general public is established behind along with clear area that is maintained to allow pedestrian traffic to pass by.

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The typical set-up for star ceremonies includes barricades which cordon off an area for seating and a standing area for members of the public; a clear passage for pedestrians is maintained between this area and the street (left). A small stage is erected on the sidewalk behind the star to be unveiled, and risers are set-up for members of the press (right).

No changes are proposed to the set-up for star ceremonies. The stage and barricades could be set-up as they are currently, and the seating could be set-up on the expanded sidewalk which replaces the parking lane. No lane closure would be required; however, these events would necessitate the temporary closure of the alternative mobility lane to allow pedestrian traffic to flow through this area to bypass the event. Amenities & Street Furnishings In order to successfully implement a program of amenity spaces, a maintenance and operations plan is required. The maintenance and operations plan should identify the process for selecting and installing furnishings, and the entity responsible for overseeing that process as well as the day-to-day maintenance of the amenity spaces.

The maintenance and operations of amenity spaces may be overseen by the City, Council District, Business Improvement District, or another entity. In some cases, amenity spaces may be maintained by local businesses along the Boulevard in partnership with the entity responsible for overseeing their operation. For example an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eatâ&#x20AC;? amenity space could be maintained by a restaurant owner who would be responsible for watering and pruning the vegetation in the planters, storing movable tables and chairs at night and resetting them in the morning, and keeping the amenity clean and repaired. In exchange, partner businesses could be granted the use of an amenity space for their business.


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