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Photo: The Polka Dot Pedestrian Plaza of Silver Lake

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The "Unofficial Mayor of Silver Lake" poses on the polka-dot plaza (Reader-submitted photo)
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Bright, cheery, and very "green" progress has been made transforming triangular intersection in Silver Lake into a polka-dotted pedestrian plaza. Sunday, city workers were there with the vibrant paint (Grape Green and Lemon Grass, The Eastsider LA tells us) to further the creation of what is officially known as Sunset Triangle Plaza.

A Silver Lake resident who has lived in the neighborhood for "the better part of 20 years" who calls himself "the Unofficial Mayor of Silver Lake" shared a photo of the space as of Sunday evening, with the dots painted. The "Unofficial Mayor" (also known as Diamond Dave) says the Plaza is "a dream come true with polka dots."

A few more improvements are coming, like movable furniture, bike racks, and planters and the farmers' market will still take place, but don't get too terribly used to the car-free space on Griffith Park Boulevard between Maltman Avenue and Edgecliff Drive; the pilot pedestrian plaza will only be occupying the road for one year.

Sunday, March 4 will be an official grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.