The Beautification Committee’s mission is to make recommendations to the LFS Board and residents that are consistent with the historic character of Lafayette Square and hopes to engage you and other LFS neighbors in beautification projects and clean-up activities in the Square and environs.
Our initial focus is going to be the removal of the unsightly and unhealthy trash accumulation on the Southwest side of West and Venice Boulevards between the house on the East side of the West bridge.
We’re going to create and maintain an inventory of existing plantings and develop a tree maintenance and replacement plan for our parkways and medians. We have contacted the City and sprinkler repairs on the St. Charles medians has begun.
We’ve contacted the city and already stumps have been removed on Buckingham and in the median. More work is scheduled.
We’re going to develop and distribute a convenient kitchen magnet listing access to city services: green bag pick-up, graffiti removal, cracked sidewalk repair, palm frond removal and bulky item pick up.
Finally, we’re going to develop Property Oversight policies and procedures for working with our HPOZ Board and Building and Safety.
The Beautification Committee members are Ellen Farwell, our fearless leader; Stanley Harris, long a caretaker of the Square’s trees and medians; Lore Hilburg, who has worked long and hard on the beautification of the Square; long-time Beautification Committee member Darling Herod; Stevie Stern Lazarus and Tom Lazarus, who have made LFS their home for the last ten years; and dedicated newer neighbors Matt Labov and Robert Chang.
We’re interested in your thoughts and ideas on how we can make La Fayette Square an even more beautiful place to live.