We're still sorting the many ideas from Saturday's "Rethinking Glendale Boulevard" workshop with James Rojas.
You can see a lot of this in , as well as .
Echo Park Patch was a co-organizer.
As we have mentioned, Council District 13 representative--and mayoral candidate--Eric Garcetti was a surprise guest.
But he got right down to it and contributed a model of a re-imagined Glendale of his own along with the rest of Group 3.
Like others, it assumed the 2 Freeway offramp would be shut down to allow for green space and possibly a park-and-ride.
It also built on the idea of letting Glendale Boulevard twist and turn like a river, much like it used to be in more agrarian days.
Then the city council president and his group got even more radical: they suggested "daylighting" the existing storm drains and letting the water flow visibly down the boulevard to Echo Park Lake.
Echo Park Lake would become a zone for seniors--building on the senior housing already being constructed there.
Finally, Garcetti pointed to Second Street and Glendale Boulevard as a great place to base solar energy production, given the zone's past hosting the city's first oil wells.
The accompanying iPhone video shows the city council president "imagining" firsthand.
And click here to see more video of Garcetti talking about his "ideal city" recorded by the folks at Echo Country Outpost.