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: Confluence Colonnade Parkway

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Confluence Colonnade Parkway

Placemaking Design Competition submission: By removing the later sections a piece of history will breath, revealing new vistas on the Arroyo Seco and Figueroa St. From the archways ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Chichén-Itzá

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Chichén-Itzá

Placemaking Design Competition submission: A project to convert a vacant lot in Cypress Park featuring local native plants and an interactive pyramid inspired by Chichén Itzá.
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Lita Albuquerque Art Installations

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Lita Albuquerque Art Installations

Placemaking Design Competition submission: LAND proposes a site-specific public art installation by Los Angeles-based artist Lita Albuquerque spread along the entirety of the NELA ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Descansito Rest Stop

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Descansito Rest Stop

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Our proposed development would replace several structures (along the L.A. River) with two stories of stacked re-purposed shipping contain ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Bicycle Friendly Business District

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Bicycle Friendly Business District

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Occidental College will partner with the LADOT Bike Program and C.I.C.L.E. to establish a bicycle-friendly business district along the NE ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Elysian Valley Gateway Park

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Elysian Valley Gateway Park

Placemaking Design Competition submission: This "site level" project proposes to enhance the existing "Los Angeles River Elysian Valley Gateway Park" located at the end of Knox Ave ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Arroyo Seco Artcupuncture

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Arroyo Seco Artcupuncture

Placemaking Design Competition submission: Arroyo Seco Artcupuncture, aims to create an art network by the Arroyo Seco and the LA River that will foster the cultural and artistic l ...
Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Public Baths

Northeast Los Angeles Placemaking Competition: Public Baths

Placemaking Design Competition submission: This small intervention would capitalize on water already feeding the LA river, purify it, and allow it to flow to public bathtubs before ...