Meeting About Seventh Street on Wednesday

The most significant plan would create cycle tracks, or bike lanes with a physical barrier, and transit platforms and widen the sidewalk.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Seventh Street corridor is becoming increasingly important for business and leisure, with the shopping complex The Bloc nearing completion and the Wilshire Grand tower rising.

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The new projects have spurred the city to look at improving Seventh between Figueroa and Olive streets, and initial proposals include elements such as wider sidewalks, protected bike lanes, transit platforms and diagonal crosswalks. A public meeting on the project, funded with $9.175 million from the developer of the Wilshire Grand replacement, takes place Wednesday, May 27, from 5-7 p.m. at 700 S. Flower St., Suite 2600 (in the offices of the Ratkovich Company). The discussion will hone in on what new features the renovation should create (the project includes connections to City West on Seventh Street and Wilshire Boulevard). For more information, email City Planner Nicholas Maricich at nicholas.maricich@lacity.org or call the Wilshire Grand outreach team at (213) 550-1878.

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