Northeast L.A. Riverfront

The NELA Riverfront District Vision Plan comes out of the community engagement activities and celebrate the NELA riverfront neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Cypress Park, Elysian Valley, Glassell Park, and Lincoln Heights. The Vision Plan documents ideas we heard from the community to improve the NELA Riverfront area and recommendations that we feel can effectively deliver these improvements to the L.A. River and its surrounding Northeast Los Angeles riverfront neighborhoods. Download the Vision Plan


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Projects & Discussions

Explore how community members and organizations can have a say in local issues that affect the way we live in our city.

The L.A. River serves as a public space in many parts of Northeast L.A., but does it create a sense of community?

Media play a key role in creating common interests, issues, and events that are specific to the neighborhood, and can foster a shared sense of identity among residents.

Northeast L.A. has many potential riverfront projects that the community would want to see executed. How can you help to get these projects funded?

The Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collective brings together a wide variety of partners from different sectors that collectively are shaping new methods for urban planning.

We all have an idea of how to improve our communities. What would your ideal community include?

In Northeast L.A., food policy can determine the types of foods that are available and where they can be found. How would you improve the food system in your community?

The L.A. River serves as a public space in many parts of Northeast L.A., but does it create a sense of community?

Local students are working on taking old and uncared for street ends and turning them into places where community members can not only enter the river but also sit down, relax, maybe even have a cup of coffee and enjoy a view of the River.


Summer Workshops

Last summer, five community workshops held within the study area explored placemaking, food accessbility, local assets, neighborhood identity, and sources for funding public projects.

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