Leimert Park is currently in the process of improving the community with many projects listed within the Leimert Park Village 20|20 Vision Initiative. With the help of the Leimert Park Stakeholders Committee (property owners, businesses, residents, artist, musicians, special event planners, members of the Greater Leimert Park Village Crenshaw Corridor BID and the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development West Area Neighborhood Development Council), Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Students attending California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and the financial assistance from the Prop 1C (California State Funding Program), the 20|20 Vision is intended to the economic development of Leimert Park Village over the next 6 years in tandem with the Metro station installation (20|20 Vision survey).
Our main object for the Fall 2015 quarter was relocating the planters located in Leimert Park Village to make a more consistent layout design.
The Leimert Park Village Lot Design Team is focused on providing the community with a space that captures and preserves the area’s rich history of the arts and culture. With splashes Art Deco architectural elements and South African patterns and colors, the community is vibrant and musical.
Not wanting to intrude on its history, the Lot Design Team will focus on enhancing the community’s heritage by providing a culture center as well as various outdoor event spaces for all of the artistically inclined to gather.
Leimert Park Village Studio Projects
Our main focus for this project were asbuilts for the three buildings currently owned by Botach. These building are very hard to gain access due to the business that is occupying the spaces. The spaces are occupied by Botach which supplies weaponry to law enforcement. From the outside it does not look very aesthetically pleasing, but once you step into the building it’s night and day in terms of difference.
The inside of the buildings are very well maintained. Most of the building have two stories, although they do not cover the whole buildings, it is basically one-third the size of the building, perfect for storage or office space. The buildings are relatively large and have so much potential for adaptive reuse. Overall, there are six units in total. The one building, which has six subdivided units are all interconnected making easy access to each building. Provided are asbuilts of the three buildings, one building is subdivided into six units. The spaces are numbered 1-8 and correspond with the asbuilts.
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
School of Urban Planning & Design
We are the student branch of the LPV 20|20 Business Development and Marketing team. Our team is comprised of undergraduate Urban Planning students whose involvement is part of a capstone Community Development course at Cal Poly Pomona.