Proposed Degnan Street Visioning Project
Leimert Park has a been the home of legendary musical greats like Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Ike and Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald and many others. First establish as white community in the 20’s. It was created by Walter H. Leimert in 1927 as one of L.A.’s first planned communities. The Degnan Street Greening Project is a design proposal intended to enhance the beauty and increase the pedestrian, create street calming and environmental functionality of what many consider to be the heart of Leimert Park Village.
Located along Degnan Boulevard between 43rd Street and 43rd Place, this plan will include additional green spaces, pedestrian friendly zones, improved connectivity along opposite street sides, and water conservation features. In brief, this design includes zones where the sidewalk extends out into street parking and connects along both sides to a central median that runs down the length of the Boulevard facing a majestic water fountain within the park.
This proposed project will also provide cultural street art features along the boulevard and interactive modes that portray the history of this wonderful community.