City of LA and Partners Celebrate Opening of Bradley Plaza and Green Alley

bradley plaza green alley ribbon cutting

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 22, 2020)— LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN), in partnership with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, Pacoima Beautiful, and The Trust for Public Land, today cut the ribbon on the Bradley Plaza and Green Alley stormwater and open space project. The completed project will provide a range of benefits including: improvement of water quality by capturing and infiltrating stormwater runoff, eliminating alley flooding, and promoting sustainability and neighborhood connectivity by creation of a vibrant open space in which community members may gather.

This venture was made possible thanks to the leadership of Monica Rodriguez, Los Angeles City Councilwoman for CD7. “I'm proud of our collaboration to deliver much-needed green space in Pacoima. This project showcases how we can design with both the community and environment in mind. Bradley Plaza and Green Alley brings together beautiful community gathering spaces, and engineering that will improve water quality and reduce local flooding during rainstorms. This effort will have long-term impacts and improve the quality of life in Pacoima,” said Councilwoman Rodriguez.

"The Bradley Plaza and Green Alley project represents everything for which the Department of Public Works stands – collaboration, community, sustainability,” said Greg Good, President of the Board of Public Works. “We're grateful for the leadership of Councilmember Rodriguez, Pacoima Beautiful and the Trust for Public Land in bringing this to fruition - and I'm proud of LA Sanitation, Enrique and the tireless Public Works workers who actually made it happen on the ground."

The site is located in the alley southwest and parallel to Van Nuys Boulevard, between Lehigh and Pala Avenues in Pacoima, a neighborhood within Council District (CD) 7 of the City of Los Angeles. By replacing the alley’s crumbling surfacing with new asphalt that drains into infiltration planters, subsurface infiltration trenches, and a catch basin system, this project will remove pollutants from and infiltrate approximately two million gallons of stormwater into the aquifer each year, thus improving water quality and eliminating local flooding during rain storms.

“This is exactly the type of project LASAN loves to pursue and has cultivated a unique expertise in,” said Enrique C. Zaldivar, Director and General Manager of LASAN, “The important and often unseen work that stormwater infrastructure does in our communities, reclaiming water and preventing flooding, can and should be paired whenever possible with other complete street projects that beautify neighborhoods and provide green space for residents.”

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