The Northeast L.A. (NELA) Placemaking Design Competition is seeking implementable projects that enhance the neighborhood identity, river revitalization, community health, and public spaces of the NELA river area and its adjacent neighborhoods.

The goal of the competition is to engage NELA stakeholders to transform an idea into a well thought out, implementable plan. Deadline is February 15, 2014.


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Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Structures for Noise Reduction

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Structures for Noise Reduction

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Membrane, pneumatic structures encapsulate the noise and passively filter air pollution generated by the diesel engines being serviced at ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Arroyo Seco Confluence Gateway

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Arroyo Seco Confluence Gateway

Placemaking Design Competition submission: The Arroyo Seco Confluence Gateway is a NELA-wide open space project connecting the communities of the Northeast with each other.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Elysian Valley Monthly Cleanups

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Elysian Valley Monthly Cleanups

Placemaking Design Competition submission: We want to improve the quality and environment of the L.A. River in Elysian Valley by organizing monthly clean-ups, installing new trash ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Chapman Empty Lot

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Chapman Empty Lot

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Working on the empty lot in Chapman Street, we want to clean it up and make it a better place for people to enjoy their day.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Market Street

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Market Street

Placemaking Design Competition submission: This project re-visions the existing mixed use character of Blake Avenue, from Newell Street to Eads Street, into a neighborhood-scaled, ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Hyperion River Plaza and River Watch

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Hyperion River Plaza and River Watch

Placemaking Design Competition submission: This proposal includes a pedestrian and bicycle path with a series of wide, bleacher-type steps leading to the river.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Riverwalk Spillway Art Project

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Riverwalk Spillway Art Project

Placemaking Design Competition submission: It is my intention to cover 15 existing bulkheads that were originally built in the 1930s with images of a horse in motion.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Celebration Street

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Celebration Street

Placemaking Design Competition submission: The neighborhood streetscape project will transform Cypress Street to a ceremonial street and act as the community spine that anchors ret ...