Broadway Neighborhood Greenway Project
The Broadway Neighborhood Greenway Project is a pilot project in South Los Angeles aiming to green and enhance the area. Homeowners can beautify the neighborhood by making their homes more environmentally friendly and also improve local water quality. Business owners can benefit from public space improvements that will help to reduce urban runoff near their businesses.
The project involves the greening of public as well as private spaces along 47th Street, 47th Place and 48th Street between Broadway and Main Street as well as along Broadway. The project may involve construction of landscaped areas and underground structures to reduce urban runoff and ultimately improve water quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Do I get to choose what goes on my residence?
Once you sign up for the program, experts will visit your home to assess what your best option(s) are and present a few options based on the assessment alongside the pros and cons of each.
2. What are my options?
All installations will involve some type of system to allow water to soak into the ground on your home’s lot. As all properties vary, an expert will present the best recommendation(s) after assessing your property upon signing up.
3. How long would it take to complete the work on my home?
Depending on the type of installation and once all permits are obtained, the timeline would range from 1 to 4 weeks.
4. Will it cost me anything to get this work done?
It will not cost the homeowner anything to get this work done. The cost of the construction is covered by the City of Los Angeles. However, future maintenance will be the responsibility of the homeowner.
5. Can I select the contractor who will be doing the work?
No. The City of Los Angeles will preselect contractors to complete the work.
6. Can I hire my own contractor to do the work?
No. Preselected contractors will be used to perform the work.
7. Do I need approval from the city or any kind of permit to get this work done?
The project on your property may require approval or a permit. City staff or City-hired contractors will take care of this process for you. Once completed, the project may require inspection by a building and safety inspector.
8. (If a tenant) Do I need approval from my landlord?
Yes. If you are renting the property you are living in and are interested in getting a system installed in your home, you will need approval from your landlord to move forward.
9. I really want to participate but I live on 45th and Broadway, is that OK?
We would encourage you to sign up in the event that we expand the program past this initial target area. However, participation and priority will be given to residents within the initial target area. We will put you on a wait list as we may expand the area at a later time.
10. How do I sign up?
If you are a homeowner, please contact Leneyde Chavez at (213) 489-1587 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a sign-up form you can fill out and submit via email. You can also download the sign-up forms, fill them out and email to Leneyde Chavez at email@example.com. If you would like to participate in the project but are unable to email the forms, contact Leneyde Chavez at (213) 489-1587 to make other arrangements.
11. What kind of documents and information do I need for the sign-up forms?
The sign-up forms include an application form, a Maintenance Commitment Form and a liability waiver. All documents can be downloaded below.
12. When is the latest I could sign up?
The project is taking applicants on a first-come, first-served basis and there are limited spots available. We encourage residents/property owners to sign up as soon as possible. The sign-up period started December 2013 and goes until March 2014. Construction is scheduled to start in May 2014.
13. Who should I call if I have questions about the upcoming construction on Broadway?
Contact the City of Los Angeles Public Affairs Office at (213) 978-0333 for any questions related to the upcoming construction on Broadway.
14. How will this affect the value of my property?
The installation is generally considered an upgrade since it enhances the environment but it is difficult to estimate exactly how it will monetarily affect your property value.