El Segundo Downtown Beautification Project

March 29, 2018

El-Segundo-Beautification-ProjectThe City of El Segundo has kicked off a series of downtown beautification projects to improve the look and feel of Main Street. The initiatives are being led by the city’s new downtown committee.

Main Street will take on an inviting and friendly new look in the evenings with new string lights at the intersections of Grand Avenue and Main Street, Holly Avenue and Main Street, and Mariposa Avenue and Main Street. The committee is recommending electrical lighting in the landscaping beds and up-lighting to trees to further enhance the ambiance along Main Street.

The city has prioritized a refresh and revival of the landscaping on downtown city blocks from El Segundo Boulevard to Mariposa Avenue. The new landscaping, recently installed, includes water conscious plants such as New Zealand flax, lantana, lilac, Mexican feather grass and salvia and larger, shade-providing trees will be coming soon. The downtown city sidewalks will be power washed to revive and freshen the main thoroughfare.

The beautification process extends to the city’s security needs as well. A total of 26 bollards will be installed to provide accessible security for future events in front of City Hall.

“As more and more visitors discover our hidden gem of Main Street in El Segundo, we want to ensure we are meeting expectations and are a source of pride for local residents. Additional initiatives will be launched to continue improvements and support the efforts to bring more visitors to our beachside city,” shares Barbara Voss, economic development manager for the City of El Segundo.

Exciting and engaging public art installations, signage updates and other improvements are in the works.

The El Segundo downtown committee was formed at the recommendation of city council in fall 2017 to provide recommendations for improvements to the sidewalks, landscaping, lighting, and other features desired by the community. The committee’s goal is to make the El Segundo downtown area a more vibrant and engaging destination.