The people behind the pedestrian plaza that will be created by closing a block of Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake have released more details about the design for what’s called Sunset Triangle Plaza. The most prominent feature: polka dots. The street will be covered with polka dots – and green umbrellas – under the design created by Frank Clementi from Rios Clementi Hale Studios. The pilot project organized by Streets for People, which is a coalition seeking to transform underused streets into public spaces, will require closing a block of Griffith Park Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Edgecliff Drive – the site of the Silver Lake Farmers’ Market – for at least year (earlier site plans indicated that two blocks would be closed off). But the closure could be extended depending on how things work out, officials said.
Referring to the site plan shown above, a consultant with Streets for People explained that “the round circles on the periphery are potted planters and the 9 circles within the plaza represent moveable tables and chairs with (umbrellas) which will also be green. The tables and chairs will be brought inside every evening.” Click here to see more of the site.
It still not clear when Griffith Park Boulevard will official be closed to vehicle traffic but a grand opening has been scheduled for March 4. The other question that remains to be answered is what to wear that doesn’t clash with polka dots.