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West Hollywood Melrose Avenue Streetscape Project Phase 2 Resident Outreach - Shared screen with speaker view
Paul Hanneman
15:44
The plane trees would look fantastic. Is there any reason you are putting in tropical trees which drop sap?
Paul Hanneman
16:45
I think these boulevards would look much better with a consistent planting along the entire stretch.
Rose Solis
18:02
Thank you for your question Paul, we will answer this question right after the presentation.
Richard Karliss
20:51
Can any of the 97 mature trees being removed be saved and transplanted?
MEL GREENWALT
21:10
GREAT QUESTION
Ruth Cislowski
21:12
I recognize there will need to be a lot of traffic but I am concerned about people cutting through the neighborhood streets as well as difficulty turning on and off Melrose, drivers block the intersection now -- I anticipate it will only be worse during construction., Will there be a way to ensure the intersections to the side streets (West Knoll, WestMount, etc., do not get blocked)?
Leslie Karliss
22:43
How did they determine the 24 inch box size for the trees? Can they plant larger, more mature trees?
Lauren Meister
25:26
Can we get “do not block intersection” signs? Or painted in intersection.
Richard Giesbret
25:50
What are construction hours? Why is construction MOBILIZATION starting much earlier? It's disturbing when starting at 6:30. Weho have rules about MOBILIZATION, as they do on other commercial and residential construction.
Huntley Dr Resident
26:55
what if we don't want to lose these 3 in front of RA?
MEL GREENWALT
27:54
What about the traffic study over the weekend?
Huntley Dr Resident
29:15
Can we see the exact plan for that particular space and can it be explained exactly why the new design cannot accommodate these trees that are the pride of our neighborhood.l What are the ways we can challenge the removal?
Paul Hanneman
31:04
Those trees are pulling up the sidewalks and would look inconsistent
Huntley Dr Resident
32:28
How can it be challenged???
Thomas Corton
33:05
The trees are beautiful but are a SAFETY HAZZARD!
Curtis Larsen
33:07
Is there a possibility to create a single place (opt-in texts) where we residents who are directly impacted by these various street closures (like Almont between Melrose and SM Blvd this week) where residents can receive the most current and specific closure hours (beyond message boards which often mean one is already stuck in the traffic) to plan and adjust their driving routes accordingly?
Huntley Dr Resident
33:53
Thank you
Paul Hanneman
35:56
I would ask again that you check into the potential for sap droppings of the two decorative (not the plane) trees. When this plan was originally developed, the city planting plan was predominantly these tropical trees and they are now a menace. The city is actually pulling several of them down on Huntley because they ruin cars and property, not to mention drag dirt down the street.
Daniel Harris
36:13
If the sidewalks are being widen, how will that effect Melrose Ave.
Paul Hanneman
36:34
Thanks so much.
Daniel Harris
36:35
Will it be more narrow?
Jenelle Saunders
37:02
wehodesigndistrictsteetscape@bergcm.com
Paul Hanneman
37:17
With this sidewalk beautification, how are you dealing with the restaurants that are now infringing on the streets? Will they remain in the street?
Jenelle Saunders
37:19
Website: https://wehodesigndistrictstreetscape.com
MEL GREENWALT
37:38
will there be left turn lights installed with the reduced lanes?
Richard Giesbret
39:03
About the variety of trees...The Streetscapes original scheme was not a mix of trees on each block, but consistent tree for each block. Versions of the "Mix Scheme" can be seen in other neighborhoods. It seems to me that it's not an especially effective design esthetic.
Leslie Karliss
40:04
Would you tell us about the changes to the La Cienega / Melrose intersection please?
Paul Hanneman
41:39
Ok thanks for that explanation.
MEL GREENWALT
44:54
Sorry if I missed this, will the street be constructed in concrete?
Richard Karliss
45:02
You need to have a variety of tree species because if there's a disease you don't lose all of them.
Richard Giesbret
46:13
Would you please forward a set of the current plans to me?
Paul Hanneman
47:06
Thats great - much safer.
Richard Giesbret
48:28
At La Cienega, there is one additional left turn lane, to divert communter traffic away from the design district.
MEL GREENWALT
50:07
CONCRETE lasts longer why not?
MEL GREENWALT
51:17
ASPHALT contributes to global warming.
Paul Hanneman
51:58
Are those planters in the middle of the blocks in the middle of the street? If so, great.
Richard Karliss
56:13
I agree with Richard Giesbret re: the intersection at Roberston and Melrose being somewhat unsafe for pedestrians.
Richard Giesbret
57:08
Are there any plans to install illuminated public parking signs to guide visitors? The current signage does not seem particularly effective.
Lauren Meister
59:54
I have to sign off. Thank you, everyone, for participating, asking great questions, and being engaged in this process. Excited to see this beautiful streetscape plan come to life.
Jenelle Saunders
01:00:15
Thank you for joining Lauren!
Manny Rodriguez
01:00:36
does widening the sidewalks mean no short term parking? (meters)
Lauren Meister
01:00:58
My cell is 310-801-9839 in case you want to get in touch about things going on in the city. Have a good night.
Manny Rodriguez
01:01:16
Thank you Madam Mayor
Paul Hanneman
01:02:31
Thanks everyone - very open and informative.
MEL GREENWALT
01:02:47
where are the municipal parking garages?
Richard Giesbret
01:02:59
Some of the phone numbers on the website were not operational.
MEL GREENWALT
01:03:22
I know, but where are additional?
Paul Hanneman
01:04:08
There will be a significant amount of parking coming with the Melrose Triangle Project.
MEL GREENWALT
01:05:11
I know EPLP, but no additional municipal?
Manny Rodriguez
01:05:15
thank you for having this meeting with us
MEL GREENWALT
01:06:05
Thank you all.
Richard Karliss
01:06:09
Thank you for the presentation and update.