As promised, a stretch of Griffith Park Boulevard between Maltman Avenue and Edgecliff Drive was closed off on Sunday in preparation for the creation of a pedestrian plaza painted that will feature a field of green polka dots painted on the asphalt. Walkers and joggers were already taking advantage of the traffic-free street that will be called Sunset Triangle Plaza (doesn’t Polka Dot Place sound better?). The plastic barricades will be replaced by some larger planters as part of the one-year pilot project sponsored by Streets for People. A grand opening for the plaza, which will also include outdoor tables and seating as well as a bike corral, has been scheduled for March 4.
Correction: A previous version of this post gave the wrong grand opening date. The correct date is March 4.