Destination Crenshaw is an open-air, public art and cultural experience with architectural designs that capture the innovative and trailblazing spirit of Black Los Angeles. Project elements along the 1.3 miles of Crenshaw Boulevard will include new spaces for community programming and gathering, parks and parklets, improved facades for historic businesses, more than 800 new tree plantings, additional landscape and streetscape improvements, and hundreds of locations for commissioned artwork.
The first renderings of Destination Crenshaw, released in December, show a new community amphitheater with an elevated overlook with views of the downtown skyline, the Hollywood sign, South Los Angeles, and the entire Destination Crenshaw project. The renderings also show off a potential treatment of the world famous "Crenshaw Wall," also called "Our Mighty Contribution.”
Perkins+Will, the visionary architecture firm behind the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Motown Museum, and more, is working closely with the Crenshaw community to create an inspired project design that will honor and celebrate the past, present, and future of Black L.A. Led by architect Zena Howard, the Perkins + Will team is uniquely positioned to translate the culture and history of Black L.A. onto Crenshaw Boulevard. Learn more about their past projects here.
Destination Crenshaw begins construction in Spring 2019 with plans to open in Spring 2020.