Spring 2014 will see the ground breaking of the Atlantic Avenue Complete Streets Project. This project will bring a new vitality to the area and provide area residents, motorists and pedestrians with a more inviting and stimulating environment. Encompassing the North Village commercial corridor on Atlantic Avenue between 56th Street and 59th Street, the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project will enhance another diverse neighborhood in the City of Long Beach.
To reach completion, ambitious projects such as the Atlantic Avenue Improvement Project require a creative vision, a resolute team and most important, sufficient funding. Fortunately for the residents surrounding this area, the combined resources of Long Beach Council District 8, Council District 9, the City of Long Beach Departments of Development Services and Public Works, the former Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority have made this important corridor project a reality.
This project is also developed in conjunction with the newly created Uptown Property & Business Improvement District (PBID) which just became active in January.
Here are a few pics of the immediate progress being made already by early April, with numerous sidewalks already prepped for repair, in process towards completion, including numerous corners being ramped for easier maneuverability for pedestrians.
Here is an overview of what residents can look forward to: