A group of Peruvian Americans hopes to turn a stretch of Vine Street into Los Angeles' newest neighborhood: Peru Village.
The proposal, which the group submitted to the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday, would incorporate the section of Vine from Melrose Avenue to Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.
According to the group's Facebook page, the initiative will support community growth by revitalizing the area, increasing the sales of local businesses and increase property value in the area.
Tania Tapia, a second generation Peruvian American, told the council that naming a geographic area is a fundamental way of expressing the values of a community.
"The implementation of the Peru Village initiative will enable us to have a greater impact socially, culturally and economically, being a magnet for new investments, creating jobs in the proposed area and, foremost, giving back to the country that has welcomed us," Tapia said.
Council member Eric Garcetti, who represents the affected section of Vine Street, thanked the group in English and Spanish and said he would introduce a motion to support the proposal.
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