BEVERLY HILLS—On July 1, the City of Beverly Hills will hold the first in a series of “Southeast in Motion” community workshops.

This workshop will, according to a press release from the city, “give residents and business owners the opportunity to provide input regarding their needs and preferences for the Southeast area of the City, including the area around the future subway station at La Cienega and Wilshire boulevards.”

The planned subway station is part of the Metro’s Purple Line Extension project, which will expand the existing Purple Line approximately nine miles westward from the current terminus at Wilshire and Western Avenue. Metro’s overview of the project indicates that the La Cienega/Wilshire stop will be one of seven new stations, and will provide a “high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s ‘second downtown,’ [an area which includes] Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.”

Other topics of discussion at the community workshop will include “neighborhood amenities, mobility and design,” including “mobility enhancements, preferred land uses, and connectivity to the subway station.”

The City of Beverly Hills will use the community’s feedback on these issues to create a plan to best serve the needs and vision of residents.

The workshop will be held at the La Cienega Community Center, located at 8400 Gregory Way, and will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Free two-hour parking is available at the La Cienega Tennis Center, located at 325 S. La Cienega Boulevard.

For more information, contact Timothea Tway at or visit the city’s official website.