Downtown

October 2, 2012

CCA’s Carol Schatz On LA’s Downtown Development Boom

Carol Schatz, President and CEO of both the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) and the Central City Association (CCA) of Los Angeles, explores a recent development boom in Downtown LA in an interview with The Planning Report.

September 5, 2012

Carl Muhlstein’s Real Estate Market Mantra: Housing & Location, Location, Location

Interview with Carl Muhlstein, new Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle in Los Angeles, on real estate opportunities across the Los Angeles Basin and on the challenges in working with local government.

September 4, 2012

Trammell Crow Finally Acquires LA City’s Old Crown Coach Site

Interview with Brad Cox, Director, Sr. Managing at the Trammell Crow Company, on Trammell Crow's plans to develop a cleantech manufacturing center in downtown Los Angeles after recently acquiring the land from the CRA/LA successor agency.

December 9, 2014

LA Dodgers' Janet Marie Smith Views Sports as a Means for Urban Revitalization

When Janet Marie Smith received a Women of Inspiration Award, she emphasized the role of sports stadiums in bringing life back to urban downtowns.

June 3, 2013

Court Challeges the Legitimacy of LA City BIDs

Estela Lopez, Executive Director of the Central City East Association, discusses the dissolution of the Downtown Arts District Business Improvement District.

September 5, 2012

LA City’s Downtown ‘Great 9th’ Is Now Within City Councilmember Huizar’s 14th

Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar discusses the revitalization of Broadway and the Downtown Streetcar Project, endeavors that have become his focus since redistricting placed Downtown Los Angeles nearly fully in the 14th Council District.

August 1, 2012

Public & Private Benefactors Celebrate County’s ‘Grand Park’ Opening

Remarks delivered at the Grand Park opening by LA County Supervisors Gloria Molina, Zev Yaroslavsky, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Don Knabe, and Michael Antonovich; LA City Councilmember Jan Perry; philanthropist Eli Broad; and Bea Hsu, Vice President of Development, Related California.

February 26, 2012

Hamid Behdad on How Best to Update LA City’s Adaptive Reuse Ordinance

In 1999 the Los Angeles City Council adopted an adaptive reuse ordinance that played a significant part in the revitalization of Downtown. Granting developers the flexibility needed to convert historic buildings into modern residences, the ordinance became a model for preservation and growth actoss the city. Now, the City Council may update the original ordinance to meet 21st century needs.

October 6, 2011

ULI-Los Angeles: Gail Goldberg’s New City Planning Platform

Gail Goldberg, former Los Angeles Planning Director and current Executive Director of ULI-L.A., discusses the upcoming Urban Land Institute conference in Los Angeles as well as the continued relevance of urban planning in American cities today.

September 15, 2011

L.A.'s Clean Tech Incubator: Anchoring a Greentech Cluster

Fred Walti on how his entrepreneurial background makes him suited to lead a business incubator.

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