After many years and much frustration, Hancock Park residents are finally getting some concrete action. With city crews working the background, CD4 Councilman David Ryu conducted a short press conference today at the intersection of Oakwood and Las Palmas announcing the first of what would be 10 possible concrete repair projects in the district. Ryu has earmarked $300,000 from his discretionary funds and thanked Mayor Eric Garcetti for dedicating another $750,000 from the city budget for concrete street repairs.
Councilman Ryu kept his campaign promise, said Hancock Park Homeowners Association President Cindy Chvatal-Keene as she explained how the streetscape was an integral part of the neighborhood’s historic character and preservation of the concrete streets was required by the City when the neighborhood’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) was drafted.
Repairs of the intersection and installation of four ramps will be completed by end of the first week in July. At that time, Ryu’s office and the Bureau of Street Services will determine how to proceed with the remaining projects on their list and whether to use city workers or private contractors to complete the projects.