Echo Park town hall with Caltrans/Metro on 2 Freeway Terminus

On Thursday, September 4, the Echo Park Improvement Association Town Hall will feature representatives from Caltrans (along with Metro) to present a status update on the 2 Freeway Terminus project.

50 years ago, residents kept the freeway from expanding to the 101 freeway through Echo Park. Now that there are more and more cars on the road, the city is hoping to improve traffic flow on the increasingly congested 2 Freeway as it transitions into Glendale Boulevard. Residents and governing bodies haven’t always agreed on the direction of the project, however Metro adopted plans in contrast to resident input and concerns. At the next meeting, we’ll have an opportunity to get updates and ask questions on the project.

Caltrans is in the final design phases of the project, and intend to complete the design this summer and go to bid later this year. One of the issues that will be discussed is new street lighting from Allesandro to Branden Street, which has to be approved by adjacent property owners in a formal vote.

Metro has additional information on their website, click here.

This is an important opportunity to learn more about the project. Bring your neighbors, friends, and roommates to the meeting on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 pm, in Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital.Print

 

Special meeting: 27 unit development on 1313 Sunset Blvd

Please come an see the presentation of a new 27 Unit Residential Development at 1313 Sunset Boulevard. The developer will present the project. Community members will be invited to provide input.

PLEASE NOTE: The project is being developed conforming to existing zoning codes and is therefore by right. This means that the developer is not obligated to present the project to the community, but has graciously agreed to do so. The developer is not obligated to take action on any input, but is open to hearing thoughts from community members.

The EPIA Neighborhood Issues Committee encourages you to come out and participate.

All are welcome! Bring yourself, your neighbors, your input, and join us at Barlow Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way, in the library.

EPIA NIC Special Meeting
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:00pm
The Library at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, August 20

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7 pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

  1. Introductions and sign in
  2. Approve Minutes
  3. Schools & Civic:
    1. Van De Kamps/LACC-LACCD
    2. Seniors Issues
    3. LA Marathon 5K problems
    4. Liberty Street Cleanup between Montana & Reservoir
    5. New Business
  4. Land Use:
    1. Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
    2. Morton Village complex
    3. Filming Committee
    4. SB1818 Letter
    5. Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs
    6. Sunset/Everett Street Project
    7. Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development
    8. Rosebud SFR project
    9. Button Mash CUB
    10. Park Drive Street Vacation
    11. 1L Height District Downtown EP
    12. New Business
      1. The Park CUB Renewal
      2. Various Sunset Blvd by-right projects
  5. Parks:
    1. Echo Park Lake
      1. Restoration Project
    2. Elysian Park
      1. 18 Acres Elysian Park Expansion Public Safety Issues
      2. Northeast Little League Facilities
    3. New business
      1. City ordinance regarding vending in parks
  6. Public Works:
    1. Route 2 Terminus Improvement Project
    2. Mural Projects – EPIA Committee
    3. Dodgers issues
    4. Sunset Streetscape
    5. Academy Cut Cleanup
    6. Benches
    7. Farmers’ Market Wall Mural
    8. New Business
      1. Additional funds available through CD13 for streetscape improvements
  7. Policies, Procedures, & Administrative
    1. Standing Rules, Membership Dues
    2. Should we establish a quorum
    3. NIC as Outreach Tool
    4. EPIA Elections
    5. New Business
  8. Newsletter/Web Page
  9. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
  10. Future Agendas Items
  11. Next Meeting Standing
  12. Adjourn

Echo Park Community Potluck

Bring your favorite dish to share, enjoy the company of your fellow Echo Park neighbors!

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Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, July 16

ECHO PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
Neighborhood Issues Committee Agenda
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 7 pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way

Introductions and sign in
Approve Minutes
Schools & Civic:

Van De Kamps/LACC-LACCD
Seniors Issues
LA Marathon 5K problems
Lotus Festival
New Business

Land Use:

Barlow Hospital-Proposed Entitlements and Development
Morton Village complex
Filming Committee
SB1818 Letter
Lot adjacent to Laguna Stairs
Senor Fish CUB
Sunset/Everett Street Project
Planet Home Bruce Court SF Development
Rosebud . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Issues Committee meeting agenda for Wednesday, July 16

Join the Echo Park Business Family

The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce is active and accepting applications for membership!

The Echo Park Chamber of Commerce exists for the sole purpose of serving the business people and the residents of Echo Park. They promote economic growth and increase communications among all members of the community.

Why become a member?

The Chamber is the eyes, ears and . . . → Read More: Join the Echo Park Business Family

Upcoming Echo Park Events

Small Lot Subdivision Informational Workshop
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral at 650 Micheltorena Street

How to Start a Business in LA workshop
Wednesday July 16 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Edendale Branch Library. RSVP at bit.ly/smallbizLA

CD13 Community Cleanup
Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 am – 12 noon
Morton and Academy in Echo Park

CD1 Community Cleanup
Saturday, . . . → Read More: Upcoming Echo Park Events

Echo Park neighborhood issues overview

Andrew Garsten, EPIA President

The EPIA Neighborhood Issues Committee (NIC) is the “activist” arm of the EPIA. On the 3rd Wednesday of every month, nine volunteers with many years of experience report on, or discuss issues concerning schools, special events, land use, parks and public works issues that impact our community.

When appropriate, NIC will formulate recommendations to . . . → Read More: Echo Park neighborhood issues overview

Elysian Heights Elementary: Growing as a Community One Step at Time

Article from ElysianHeightsElementary.com

On Saturday, May 3, 2014 Elysian Heights Elementary School hosted its first ever Elysian Heights 5K. On the surface the event was a robust activity to fundraise essential funds for classroom technology and student enrichment materials. However, the event served a greater purpose in building community and providing children and their families an opportunity . . . → Read More: Elysian Heights Elementary: Growing as a Community One Step at Time

Special summer 2014 issue of EPIAn Ways

To download a hi-res PDF, click here.

To view a version in your browser without downloading a . . . → Read More: Special summer 2014 issue of EPIAn Ways