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Extreme Makeover Possible for Centinela Avenue

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Centinela Avenue could soon be designated Del Rey's main street thanks to LA's Great Streets program.

by Melanie Mihal

Centinela Avenue is a main thoroughfare for residents of Del Rey and neighboring communities. It’s never been officially identified as Del Rey’s main street. That may be about to change, however, as the neighborhood was among 10 winners of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Challenge Grant, announced on June 19. The $15,000 grant to beautify and activate the Del Rey community’s urban core puts Del Rey in the running for one of four $500,000 implementation grants. Through the Great Streets program, Mayor Garcetti’s goal is to have a main street in every LA neighborhood for residents to walk, shop and eat without having to bring their cars. Del Rey community leaders will be seeking neighborhood input through robust public outreach, including surveys and listening sessions over the next few months. The specific area for rejuvenation is Centinela Avenue between Short Avenue and Braddock Drive.


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