“Starting August 1, please visit neighborland.com/wehoeastside to share your ideas and insights, support your neighbors’ ideas, and connect with people who share your interests,” the city said in its August news briefs. Ideas can also be shared via Twitter (hashtag #wehoeastside) or by sending texts to (323) 736-4555.
Suggestions posted on Neighborland.com will be used to inform development of the Eastside Community Plan, a collaborative effort of the City of West Hollywood and the Eastside Working Group.
WeHo’s Eastside was highlighted in June at the State of the City luncheon, where Mayor John D’Amico called out the area as a potential center for digital media entrepreneurs and a home for young people in creative businesses.City Manager Paul Arevalo told the audience at the luncheon about the significant investments made and planned on the Eastside, which he said have totaled over half a billion dollars. Arevalo said the city has focused on rehabilitating buildings on the Eastside, once known for its poor housing quality, and for encouraging the development of what he called “catalytic projects.” As an example, he cited the Gateway shopping plaza on the southwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and La Brea Avenue.
For more information about the Eastside Community Plan, visit www.wehoeastside.com.