Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 25 June 2012, KCET

This month, Panorama City residents near Woodman Avenue will be seeing major changes to the road from Lanark Street to Saticoy Avenue -- the city has started construction on the Woodman Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture and Median Retrofit Project.

An outgrowth of the 2008 Tujunga/Pacoima Watershed plan, the $3.4 million project retrofits the 3,500-foot-long asphalt medians on Woodman Avenue, turning concrete medians lined with disease-ridden magnolias into a stretch of native vegetation that will help recharge the groundwater basin, improve water quality, alleviate local flooding, and create a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. [read more]


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