In West Hollywood, the 17th most densely populated city in the United States, a certain stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard stands out for its emptiness.
That’s the stretch in front of L.A. Metro’s Division 7 Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility, located at 8800 Santa Monica Blvd. just east of San Vicente.
The City of West Hollywood is soliciting ideas about how to make the best use of the space in front of the Metro facility on the south side of Santa Monica.
“If you’ve ever walked down the street along a blank wall and thought to yourself: ‘This could be a beautiful mural!’ or if you’ve waited for the bus and pondered: ‘this would be a great spot for a ping-pong match!’ then this ‘Meanwhile at Metro’ meeting is a chance for creative thinkers and out-of-the-box dreamers to help bring such ideas to life!” the city says in an announcement of its solicitation.
If you have ideas, or want to hear what others think, show up on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., a short walk south of Santa Monica
There city staff members and consultants from Gehl Studios will lead a discussion of ideas for temporary installations for the space. Those attending will be invited to walk to the site and there will be a wrap-up session in the Metro lot. The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Joanna Hankamer, principal planner, Capital and Special Projects, at (323) 848-6395 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.