Extreme Makeover Possible for Centinela Ave

Area for rejuvenation.

Centinela Avenue is a main thoroughfare for residents of Del Rey and neighboring communities. It’s never been officially identified as Del Rey’s main street. That may be about to change, however, as Del Rey was among 10 winners of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Challenge Grant announced on June 19. 

The $15,000 grant to beautify and activate the Del Rey community’s urban core puts Del Rey in the running for one of four $500,000 implementation grants. 

Through the Great Streets program, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s goal is to have a main street in every LA neighborhood for residents to walk, shop and eat without having to bring their cars.

Del Rey community leaders will be seeking neighborhood input through robust public outreach, including surveys and listening sessions over the next few months. The specific area for rejuvenation is Centinela Avenue between Short Avenue and Braddock Drive. 

The initiative is titled “Heart of Del Rey,” aptly named to reflect the effort to build community identity and pride by creating a main street for all Del Reyans to enjoy.