The Westwood Business Improvement District (WBID) is a vibrant, unique commercial district centrally located in Los Angeles. Our district is easily accessible, serving a population of over 200,000 people living within a three-mile radius. Historic Westwood Village resides within the WBID and the district shares a boundary with the University of California, Los Angeles.
Civic Enterprise Associates was engaged by the Westwood Village Improvement Association to complete a parking study for the commercial center of Westwood Village. The intent of this effort was to provide data and analysis that can inform parking policy and operations in Westwood into the future, and to improve visitor perceptions, business success and resident quality of life.
The assessment details the district’s parking inventory, occupancy rates, and utilization for both public parking (parking meters and the City-owned Broxton Public Parking Structure) and privately-held publicly accessible parking.
The Westwood Village Improvement Association endeavors to enhance the management of the Westwood Business Improvement District through a Property Based Assessment District.
Collected assessments are used to provide special benefits to properties located within the boundaries of the District. These benefits include improved cleanliness, safety, and beautification, parking and traffic management, communication, special projects, and management. Each of the programs is designed to meet the goals of the District; to improve the safety of each individual parcel within the District, to increase building occupancy and lease rates, to encourage new business development; and attract ancillary businesses and services for parcels within the District.
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The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning Design & Development conducted a class called Urban Designing Westwood. The goal of the class was to take stakeholder input and the Westwood Specific Plan as starting points, and then develop and visualize recommendations for the nurturing and the evolution of Westwood Village.
The York Consulting Group was engaged by the Westwood Village Improvement Association in order to develop strategies to improve the near‐term prospects and long‐term viability of the Village’s retail uses. Over a 120‐day period, York Consulting Group reviewed existing studies and plans, met with a range of stakeholders, and discussed Westwood Village with existing and prospective tenants.
This report includes an assessment of existing conditions, identifies real and perceived barriers to success, and provides recommended strategies and actions in order to address these challenges. Some of the recommendations stand on their own, while others will be more effective in concert with other initiatives outlined. In order to successfully implement many of these recommendations, a more unified approach will be required of key stakeholders.
This report is intended to serve as a resource for the Westwood Village Improvement Association as they set priorities for future efforts to enhance Westwood Village.