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Friday, July 6, 2007

OLD LANKERSHIM VILLAGE EMERGES INTO A REALITY








Drawing done at the first Museum Sundae Celebration

Several years ago the Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce began a project to help revitalize, reinvigorate and encourage investment in the Lankershim corridor, between the 101 and the 134 Freeways.

Partnering with the community, property owners, business owners and the Neighborhood Council, a vision, identity and action plan was created – and Old Lankershim Village was conceived.

This commercial corridor is now focused and ready to begin what we know will be an impressive drive of growth and success, that will rival neighboring NoHo and the NBC/Universal – MTA projects, however the success and vision of Old Lankershim Village will be driven by the community who calls it home.

In a first display of monumental identity, yesterday the Old Lankershim Village placed a first custom community bench at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Riverside Drive . That bench, which was funded by the Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, serves as a welcome to Old Lankershim Village .

In the next sixty days the Committee will install and dedicate a new Community Gateway Monument , near the intersection of Lankershim and the Los Angeles River . That monument will represent the true spirit of the “community” as it was funded through the joint efforts of individuals, businesses, the Neighborhood Council, Councilman LaBonge and the City of Los Angeles Community Beautification grant program. We look forward to the community joining us for an unveiling and naming ceremony, as we officially declare the creation of Old Lankershim Village.

Toluca Lake Chamber of Commerce

2 comments:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

John Bwarie came up with the idea of "The San Fernando Valley is.........." Crayons, pens, colored pencils etc. were provided kids and their adult guests at the Museum Sundae.

Gerald R. Fecht said...

John Bwarie came up with the idea of "The San Fernando Valley is.........." Crayons, pens, colored pencils etc. were provided kids and their adult guests at the Museum Sundae.
It was a great success, as are most of John's ideas.