Now Share Your Thoughts.
Now Share Your Thoughts.
A Vision for Artesia Blvd
When I was knocking on doors, neighbors often told me they wanted to see Artesia Blvd be a reflection of our nice neighborhood. Many felt it was time to make sure Artesia Blvd. looked nice, had businesses we want to frequent, and plenty of ways to walk and bike to those businesses.
The first thing I did was get our medians cleaned up, installed drought approved irrigation and we planted drought resistant plants.
The second step was to replace aging infrastructure such as signs, bus benches, trash cans, etc.
Third, the Council resurrected the storefront improvement program from the 90s. We incentivized businesses to upgrade their business fronts or add public art.
Fourth, we beautified the bike path on each side of Artesia.
Fifth, the Galleria will serve as an anchor. The remodeled mall with outdoor dining and mixed-use will make a downtown area for us to gather.
Now, we are ready to encourage investment in our corridors. A neighborhood stakeholder committee was formed and with the help of consultants, researchers, and experts they have put together a plan.
The plan will be presented to the Planning Commission twice- July 16, 2020, & August 20, 2020. The Planning Commission will begin reviewing and discussing the Draft Artesia and Aviation Corridors Area Plan (AACAP) at their virtual meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. You may submit questions and/or comments to the City's Planning Division by email to PlanningRedondo@redondo.org. Comments for the Planning Commission will be accepted up until the day of the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
After Planning makes its changes, the plan will go to Council.
This is an exciting time, I am thrilled to see how we can make Artesia Blvd. a corridor we are all proud to call our own, to shop, dine, and meet with friends.
Two Virtual Planning Commission Meetings will discuss the Draft AACAP
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7pm
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 7pm
Meeting will include a formal presentation (including copies of all public comments received via email) and Planning Commission discussion.
Redondo Beach Planning Commission Meeting July 16, 2020
About the AACAP:
Guided by the General Plan Advisory Committee, the City has prepared the Draft AACAP which provides a road map to transform Artesia & Aviation Boulevards into the “Main Streets of North Redondo.” It outlines a vision to activate, energize, and revitalize the area through thoughtful placemaking efforts, including strategies to:
- Create an active streetscape with enjoyable pedestrian experiences and creative public spaces
- Establish a cohesive identity
- Improve bicycle and transit access
- Rethink how parking is accommodated in the Corridors
- Facilitate & encourage redevelopment / reinvestment in private property
- Attract and retain a mix of businesses that serve the community, surrounding neighborhoods, and attract visitors
The AACAP also memorializes various efforts that have examined opportunities to transform the Corridors over the past decades, providing an encompassing collection of community desires, ideas, and strategies to promote changes that further the community’s vision.
How to comment:
You may submit questions and/or comments to the City’s Planning Division by email to: PlanningRedondo@redondo.org.
NOTE: Comments for the Planning Commission will be accepted up until the day of the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Where to watch:
Both meetings will be live-streamed on YouTube and the City’s website at: https://redondo.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
TV broadcasts on the City’s local channels:
(Spectrum Cable Channel 8 and Frontier Communications Channel 41)