Along the edge of Santa Monica and LA, Longfellow Street is at the heart of the vibrant Borderline neighborhood. Only 2 blocks long and often confused as an alley, Longfellow attracts substantial cut-through traffic. The area’s lack of lighting, street presence and identity has created a sense of obscurity and attracted illicit activities.
This project aimed to mitigate those problems and reinforce the identity of the community by creating a “living street” whereby the needs of cars passing through are secondary to the needs of the neighborhood. New pedestrian scaled lighting, street trees, and planting create a park-like setting.
In collaboration with Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Van Atta Associates, and Sherwood Design Engineers