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Great Streets la & Little Ethiopia Fairf

About great

streets challenge

Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti launched the Great Streets Initiative to re-image neighborhood centers, one main street at a time. 


We are pleased to announce that Little Ethiopia has won May Garcetti’s 2019 Great Street Challenge which will begin a project to provide the Ethiopian Community of LA with a presence that can offer resources, renovations and a collective community voice to make Little Ethiopia a Destination.

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The Great Streets Challenge, established in 2013, is a city wide program that allows communities to envision, collaborate, and build transformative infrastructure projects.

The Great Streets Challenge aims to:

  • Build strong partnerships between communities and the City of Los Angeles

  • Empower communities to develop a vision to transform their corridors.

  • Design streets with a community's vision of how to improve our neighborhoods for all people.

  • Implement projects that transform our streets into safe, accessible, and vibrant public spaces in alignment with adopted City policies.

What does it mean to be a Great Street?


Great Streets are more than just ways of getting from point A to point B. They are where you meet your neighbors, enjoy a stroll, savor coffee, or play with your friends. Great Streets represents the intersection between safety and function for all users, and the celebration of community identity, history, and place. Be a part of our initiative and help define what a 'Great Street' means for our community. 

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Project Timeline

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Phase 1


What have we heard in the past?


the dots!

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Phase 2


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Phase 3



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We want to hear from you!


We are competing to be one of four out of ten communities to be the winner and go into the next step - the build phase. In order to get here - we need to get as many surveys to tell the city what the community wants! Take the survey below to tell us what you want to see in Destination Little Ethiopia!

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