Community Invited to Envision An Improved Anaheim Corridor • Long Beach Post

The Long Beach community is invited to help kick-off the Anaheim Corridor Design Visioning Process on Saturday, March 28 at 11:00AM at the Homeland Neighborhood Cultural Center’s Manazar Gamboa Community Theatre at MacArthur Park.

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“This community visioning process will help foster a distinct identity for Anaheim Street between Atlantic and Junipero Avenues,” said Mayor Robert Garcia in a statement. “We’re all very excited about contributing to the vibrancy of this commercial corridor.”

To improve the overall image of the street, to increase pedestrian activity by assisting store owners with their storefront awnings, canopies, cafe seating, store signage, building facade and alignments, the visioning effort will solidify a set of design guidelines for its development.

Guidelines will be developed to advance the desired outcome for the look of both the public and private realms within the study area, of which property and business owners in the area can then follow. Design guidelines preserve and enhance the desired character of existing neighborhoods and improve the aesthetic, as well as functional quality of new projects and the public realm.

“We want to capitalize on the corridor’s strong diversity, draw new visitors – especially pedestrians – to the area, support existing business and encourage new businesses to locate here,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews in a statement.

Manazar Gamboa Community Theatre is located at 1321 E. Anaheim St.

The community is also invited to attend the following visioning meetings to share their thoughts regarding pivotal issues facing Anaheim St., and offer ideas as to how to solve them:

Information Session/Stakeholder Strategy Session
Saturday, April 18, 12:00PM – 12:30PM, Mark Twain Library Auditorium, 1401 E. Anaheim St.

First Town Hall Community Meeting
Saturday, June 6, 12:00PM – 2:30PM, Mark Twain Library Auditorium, 1401 E. Anaheim St.

Second Town Hall Community Meeting
Saturday, July 25, 2:30PM – 5:00PM, Mark Twain Library Auditorium, 1401 E. Anaheim St.

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Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].

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