West Hollywood’s OUT on Robertson program is having its official ribbon-cutting ceremony, Saturday, May 1, 2020, at 7 p.m. Out on Robertson had a soft launch on Saturday, April 17th. Robertson Boulevard will be closed to moving vehicle traffic south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Melrose Avenue on Saturdays evenings and Sundays.
West Hollywood mayor Lindsey P. Horvath, Mayor Pro Tempore Lauren Meister, and city council members John D’Amico; John M. Erickson; Sepi Shyne will be present at the ribbon cutting ceremony.
The City of West Hollywood began its OUT Zones program in August 2020. The program offers a streamlined approval for businesses to use sidewalks, on-street parking spaces, and private parking lots as areas to expand operations. The program now expands with OUT on Robertson, a pilot program that closes N. Robertson Boulevard south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Melrose Avenue to vehicular traffic each Saturday and Sunday. The closure transform the restaurant/retail area into a pedestrian zone with COVID-19 safety protocols as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announces reopening guidelines allowing for higher numbers of patrons.
The Out on Robertson program gives people who live, work, and play in West Hollywood more opportunities to stay outside under shady trees by day and starry skies at night, while enjoying the best of what West Hollywood has to offer.
There will plenty of parking for cars around the corner at the West Hollywood Park structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard adjacent to the West Hollywood Library. Additional parking is also available at 650 N. La Peer Drive. For those using rideshare services, the City has established Drop Zones at the corner of Melrose Avenue and N. Robertson Boulevard.
To get answers to frequently asked questions, download FAQ here. For West Hollywood businesses interested in expanding to OUT on Robertson, please visit www.weho.org/business or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most up-to-date list of participating OUT Zone businesses can be found at www.weho.org/outzones.
People exploring West Hollywood’s OUT on Robertson program are reminded that the City of West Hollywood still has a mandatory face-covering requirement and people are urged to be mindful of maintaining six feet of social distancing for dining, shopping, and personal care under the sun and stars.