Mission Mile Sepulveda

Los Angeles, California

The Mission Mile Sepulveda project is situated in the San Fernando Valley in the suburban neighborhood of Mission Hills in Los Angeles and spans along Sepulveda Boulevard between Rayen Street and Rinaldi Street. It also includes a small segment that extends north along Brand Boulevard adjacent to Brand Park. The project aims to establish crucial connections to neighborhood parks and cultural sites, such as Andres Pico Adobe, Brand Park Community Center, the San Fernando Mission, and the proposed open space–Brand Plaza. Additionally, it will provide support to LA Metro’s planned transit projects–North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit and East San Fernando Valley Light Rail.

Presently, Sepulveda Boulevard and Brand Boulevard consist of six travel lanes, and vehicles often travel at high speeds through the corridor. Due to the high number of pedestrian- and bicycle-related collisions, both Sepulveda Boulevard and Brand Boulevard are listed in the City of LA’s High Injury Network (HIN). Gruen Associates is providing urban design and landscape architecture support in this phase of the project as it seeks to transform Sepulveda Boulevard into a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. It aims to enhance the connectivity to local destinations, increase transit connection and convenience for future LA Metro transit corridors, and improve public health by potentially providing protected pedestrian and cyclist space in the re-purposed medians. The medians will integrate walking paths, a two-way cycle track, gathering spaces, and landscaping to create a new vision for a safer, greener neighborhood.