Silver Lake and Ivanhoe Reservoir Master Plan
Workshop #1Saturday, March 27, 1999
RESOURCES / COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Reservoir Connections to adjacent Community Centers
- Connections are possible and desirable between Silver Lake
Reservoir and the "Village" along Silver Lake Boulevard
- Connections are possible to larger community of Taylor Yards
and Los Angeles River Resources
- Connection is possible to potential new Library facility
proposed for intersection of Glendale and Silver Lake Boulevards
- Encourage amenities along boulevard (sidewalk improvements,
additional trees and trimming maintenance, billboard removal, etc.) to encourage increased
- Provide "street fair" to introduce community to the
area linking the reservoir and village to encourage opportunities for new, businesses.
Safety barriers and improvements around the Reservoir:
- Provide security measures between park and reservoir water
- Provide measures to secure park edge conditions
- Provide additional park illumination
- Remove overgrown vegetation
- Move fence closer to the reservoir to provide area for
pedestrian use currently on Silver Lake Boulevard. Provide a more aesthetically pleasing
fence to protect both the reservoir water supply and the park; do not provide chain link
- Limit park areas with loop-pathways and through-pathways.
Provide illumination of paths and sidewalks with appropriately scaled light fixtures and
lamp selections (no spotlights).
- Limit hours of access and provide lockable gate to maintain
evening security after hours
- Remove dead and overgrown vegetation to improve personal
safety from hidden dangers and increase reservoir visibility.
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Appropriateness of Existing On-Site Amenities:
- The Dog park is a very popular community amenity, but has
created difficult parking conditions and a dust-bowl/mud-bowl due to lack of sufficient or
appropriate ground cover.
- The Community Recreation Center should provide facilities for
- Nursery school is a desired community amenity but has
- Caretaker Facility within the park is desired by community to
maintain a visual, on-site presence.
Design Requirements of any Proposed Improvements:
- Design Improvements should be limited to the residential scale
of the community.
- Enhance existing Community Centers along the reservoir rather
than providing new developments.
- Improve appearance of existing reservoir liner.
- Increase open space for outdoor activities, enhance tree and
- Park could provide a nature park and trail, consider an
existing proposal for "Pioneers of the Environment."
- Provide appropriately scaled art pieces and water fountains.
- The community appears evenly split with regards to providing
an amphitheater (concern for loud bands).
- Provide passive, not active means of recreation.
Historic and Cultural Sites:
- Encourage appreciation of existing architectural heritage
within the community (Neutra, Schindler, etc.) with low-key, safe and attractive method of
identifying designated architectural landmarks and local history within the community, do
not provide an interpretative path
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