Melrose Milestones

Melrose Milestones

The Melrose BID commenced operations in April, 2014. In the last year we have accomplished a great deal. Following is a list of our top achievements to date:

  1. Street Cleaning: Initiated streetscape clean-up:
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    Hand-watering of Trees

    street sweeping, trash collection, installed decorative receptacles, alley clean-up, sidewalk pressure washing, graffiti and sticker removal, weed abatement. We removed more than 4+ tons of trash per month (per landfill records)!

  2. Sidewalk Repair:  At Highland, Martel and 7558 Melrose.
  3. Newsletter: Published Quarterly “Melrose BID Newsletter.”
  4. Sister Streets Program: Established a fashion industry  “Sister Streets” relationship with Harajuku shopping district in
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    Street Sweeping

    Tokyo, Japan.

  5. Website/Social Media: Developed and launched MelroseAveLA.com website and Social Media pages:
    –  Facebook (MelroseAve L.A.),
    –  Twitter (@MelroseAveLA) and
    –  Instagram (@MelroseAveLA)
  6. Advocacy: Conducted business advocacy with governmental permit agencies for Bugatta, Tatsu Ramen, The Village Idiot, and others.

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    Pressure Washing

  7. Trees: Trimmed all Melrose trees.
  8. Pole Banners: Installed on-going street pole banner program featuring key Melrose attributes: Arts, Eats, Finds, Ideas, Play, and Style.
  9. Parking: Initiated multi-pronged parking enhancement efforts designed to: 1) increase on-street parking; 2) plan for valet parking pilot program per West 3rd Street; 3) enhance new lot parking; 4) test rideshare incentives; 5) develop an employee parking plan; and 6) work with neighbors.
  10. Meetings: Reached out and conducted meetings with: property owners, business owners, Neighborhood Councils, schools, MelroseAction, MelroseVillage Blog, LAPD, City Council Office and others.

    Bulky Item Pick-up

    Bulky Item Pick-up

  11. Sidewalk Improvements: Advocated at City Hall for a business sensitive Sidewalk Repair Program and a prohibition of sidewalk vending as unfair competition.
  12. Events: Produced special events to energize  business vitality: First Thursday FameFest events, Small Business Saturday, Sidewalk Sales and holiday promotional events.
  13. Homeless Issues: Contracted with PATH to provide homeless services.
  14. Fresh & Easy: Advocated for occupancy @ 7500 Melrose with property owner and council office.

    Trash Collection

    Trash Collection

  15. Art Program: Produced utility vault art installation and a series of murals at Melrose Elementary School.
  16. Grants: The Melrose BID has applied for a multi-million $ MTA grant for streetscape improvements. Applied for additional grants for other future improvements
  17. Initiated Melrose Future Vision Project to recommend specific improvements.