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Vineland Ave Revitalization

Pictures of neighbors and Beautification Committee coming out for the Vineland Cleanup. We can do it with your help.
Pictures of neighbors and Beautification Committee coming out for the Vineland Cleanup. We can do it with your help.
I originally commented on an article Daly Glass Leaves NoHo; Property Sold by Arin Mikailian and thought this should be on the board here for more of a soundoff for others to comment on too. I'm hoping besides the problems here we can come up with some exciting and clever solutions to this area. 

For the most part Vineland Avenue from Magnolia to Camarillo is one big eyesore. Most of the buildings on the Eastside of the street are closed, used as warehouses, pot or massage shops and homeless sleeping. 
Recently a Senior Housing unit went in down the street which dresses up one block. The entire street needs a makeover. Trees and grass in the median strip are dying or dead along with the grass. The East side of the street needs tree wells and businesses should re-surface their buildings for new tenants. Right now it looks something out of woodstock! The Westside of the street which is where a lush garden of plants once stood on the Vineland walkway is full of dead plants, and dog poop, lack of a better word right now. The walkway is dark and dangerous at night. I'd like to see Edison install lighting up and down this walkway for safety, then pull out the bushes close to Vineland so we can once again bring parking back into this area. We have a major problem with parking here, this would at least free up some much needed spaces for us. Put parking meters in and use that money to keep the area clean and safe. Install a traffic light at Vineland and Hesby, a site where many accidents have happened over the years. I have been working on this eyesore for over 12 years now which started with Tom LaBonge's Office and now Paul Krekorian's. With little help from Southern CA Edison who owns the property. If it wasn't for the Mid-Town North Hollywood Beautification Committee it would be overgrown and full of graffiti. It's time that Paul Krekorian focused his time on this neglected area, especially if they plan on putting a bike path there. We have an unsightly sign on Lankershim welcoming people to NoHo that doesn't even light up anymore. I suggest we begin by creating a more welcoming artsy sign and erect it at the beginning of Vineland Avenue along with the clean-up of this area. It's ripe for business and cheaper than Magnolia and Lankershim. I know people have more ideas, let's bring them out for this area and I'll present them to our Councilman and the Neighborhood Council. We really need to stand up and take back our area. Who's with me! 

 
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 23, 2014 at 08:21 PM
Yes but that noopdle place is supposed open soon. There are more then just 21 year old dance on this streach. saw work getted done on Noodle palce so to me that me they will be open so.
Stacey G January 24, 2014 at 04:50 PM
It would be nice to see streetlights and businesses that are open at night. It's a scary place to walk even just at sunset.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 24, 2014 at 07:58 PM
It is not that scary they just need to open some night bussiness.
Joseph Shore-Goss January 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM
David; again I say yes there are areas that need improvement but do not trash talk North Hollywood. The neighborhood council does what it can and will continue to do so. that is why In my neighborhood we are working on making a North Hollywood garden district. With pocket parks, water reclamation, improved streets and paths for the community. Unfortunately, these things don't just happen overnight. They take planning committees, education and town hall meetings. They take every department of the city working together. It takes research, impact studies, cost analysis and Money! I am sure it will happen I just not sure I iwll see it! have to be realistic!

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