Western avenue

Located at the northern end of Koreatown and the southern end of East Hollywood, Wilshire Center and St. Andrews Square, Western Avenue serves its community with mom-and-pop restaurants, personal services, furniture stores, and home-oriented shops.

Great Streets, in partnership with Councilmember David Ryu and Beautify Earth, is working to improve the vibrancy of Western, including cultural, transportation and economic improvements. 

We are currently seeking property owners and artists who would like to get involved in our mural campaign! Click here to get involved!



  • Completed 5 wall murals and 4 utility cabinet murals with Beautify Earth

    • Bun Shop - 151 N Western

    • Melrose Home Furnishings  - 641 N Western

    • Home Lighting Crystal Gallery - 646 N Western

    • Jungsoodol Mattress - 225 N Western 

    • Safe Keep Storage - 4996 Melrose

  • Completed 17 continental crosswalk improvements from Melrose Avenue to 3rd Street

  • Partnered with Bureau of Street Services and Department of Transportation to implement proactive infrastructure maintenance, including concrete sidewalk repairs

  • Initiated weekly overnight street sweeping

  • Installed solar powered Soofa bench

  • Upgraded bus shelter with USB charging station, wifi, and realtime updates



  • 4 additional murals with Beautify Earth
  • Great Streets Great Business technical assistance and access to capital for small businesses

  • Tree planting

  • Building facade and sidewalk improvements


Do you live on this street? Click here to get involved!


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Western Avenue Partners