The City of West Hollywood hosted APA Los Angeles on July 30 for the second installment of the 2015 Summer in the City Series. Planners and friends were treated to a tour of the Historic Harper District while the City of West Hollywood Community Development staff discussed the history of West Hollywood and Boys Town, their upcoming LGBT survey, and their recent award-winning planning efforts. Buses then transported attendees to Flaming Saddles and Revolver on Santa Monica Boulevard to discuss the history, design guidelines, and streetscape efforts regarding West Hollywood’s most popular commercial street.
John Keho, AICP is the Assistant Director of the Community Development Department for the City of West Hollywood. John has worked for the City of West Hollywood since 1997 in several different capacities; first as a planner, then as Planning Manager and now as Assistant Director. Prior to coming to West Hollywood, John was a planner in Plymouth, Minnesota and in Carrollton, Texas. John received his MUP from the University of Illinois.
Stephanie Reich is the Urban Designer of the Community Development Department for the City of West Hollywood. Stephanie has worked for the City of West Hollywood since 2012. Prior to this, Stephanie has been an Urban Designer for the City of Glendale, the City of Long Beach, and the City of Santa Monica. Stephanie received her B.S. and M.S. in Architecture from Cornell University and the Southern California Institute of Architecture, respectively. Stephanie is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED AP.