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City Council to Consider Connect Beverly Hills Final Plan

(July 19, 2021) Beverly Hills, CA – At the Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Study Session meeting at 2:30 p.m., the City Council will consider adoption of the Final Plan for the Connect Beverly Hills: Meet Me on Wilshire and La Cienega project.

Connect Beverly Hills is a project to develop a series of streetscape plans and design standards for commercial corridors in Beverly Hills. The City is beginning with Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards to prepare for the upcoming Metro Purple Line Extension bringing two new subway stations to Beverly Hills: Wilshire/La Cienega in 2023 and Wilshire/Rodeo in 2025. The Final Plan recommendations will be incorporated into rebuilding the public right-of-way around the two Metro stations under construction, as well as other future private developments and CIP projects.

Based on a one-year community engagement process, the Final Plan includes:

  • Recommended pedestrian mobility improvements at 30 intersections and midblock locations along both corridors to improve safety and access;
  • Conceptual placement of sidewalk amenities like pedestrian-scale lighting, bus shelters, and landscaping;
  • Design Standards that recommend the types and styles of sidewalk amenities;
  • Concepts for potential Mobility Hub to support First/Last Mile connections with a combination of transportation and community-serving amenities located at the site of the La Cienega Station construction staging yard at Wilshire Boulevard/Gale Drive.

The meeting agenda and information will be available by Saturday, July 24, 2021 at beverlyhills.org/citycouncilmeetings. To review the Final Plan, visit the project website at connect.beverlyhills.org, or contact the City by email at transportation@beverlyhills.org or phone at 310-285-2467.

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