Looks like it! Things seem to moving along pretty quickly as newly charged excitement descends on the LA River, focusing on our neck of the woods.
This is great for those in Atwater Village, particularly north Atwater (Where you'll find The Mews) that has easy access to the river and bike path at North Atwater Park.
Lots to learn about how things are shaping up;
As you may or may not know, we have a beautiful new bridge about to be built, which will be half for horses, half for bikes and pedestrians. It will be just south of North Atwater Park, which is right by us!
It seems our overly concerned neighbors over yonder in Silver Lake have been griping about what this new bridge in the queue is going to be.
Is it the right style for a neighborhood mostly of bungalow homes? The neighbors will complain that it'll be lit up at night! Why does it have to be so tall? Horses? Are you kidding me?
OK, I'll take these on, one by one.
First, although located in Atwater Village, this will be an LA bridge. Sleek, modern and iconic for a forward thinking city (which you may or may not agree on with that point). Regardless, it will be a bridge for the 21st century and beyond.
You think we'll complain about it being lit up at night? Sorry, but we'll enjoy the lights, and they sure as heck won't bother anyone. We also enjoy our views into downtown LA from various points at The Mews, nobody over there are turning off the lights at night.
It's going to be an iconic bridge, and a statement in it's own right. Who cares how tall it is? Hopefully taller than the power lines! BTW- back in the old-timey days, Beacon Hill in Griffith Park which faces The Mews used to have, well, a beacon on top to warn pilots of the mountain top. That was much higher up than any bridge will reach.
Lastly, Atwater Village is an equestrian district with nearly 700 horses in our village. This bridge has been a dream approaching 20 years for the horse folks as it is very dangerous for them to cross the rocky river to get to the trails at Griffith Park. I'm excited to see this important part of our local culture getting what they've been wanting for a very long time. C'mon Silver Lakers, you won't even see this bridge from where you are, let alone use it.
Cooler and greater things just keep coming to our neck of the woods, and we love them all!
Sweet. 11th seeded Atwater Village has so far beaten 6th seeded Santa Monica and now 3rd Historic Core for Neighborhood of the Year, and so far has left 7 popular hoods in the dust.
For those of us who live work and play in Atwater, this is a no-brainer.